As a brainchild of Samsung group of companies, the Samsung U28D590D is not only one of the first ever 28 inch UHD screen but also is a reasonably priced replacement for the 1080p panels. The 28 inch monitor is one of the new wave of inexpensive 4k screens to hit the market that has ability of dictating the kind of technology that is to be employed. Ever since its arrival, the prices have been dropping down, thus offering prospective clients more value for their money.
The Samsung U28D590D features a sophisticated base that has been forged from metal while the body has been designed from plastic. The stylish base is able to provide a firm stand for the TV screen thus ensuring there is minimal or no vibrations whatsoever. In order to achieve a smart look, Samsung decided to shove all of the controls towards the back of the screen, leaving a miniscule power light at the front that happens to intrude on the lustrous bezel. By employing a TN panel instead of an IPS, the Samsung U28D590D has a response time of 1ms which makes the screen ideal for gaming.
But due to the output restrictions on the HDMI connectors, it is highly advisable to have a top notch graphics card if you will be purchasing this 4K monitor exclusively for gaming. In terms of connectivity, the connectivity options are remarkably thin and features only two HDMI 1.4 ports and a 1.2 display port. A 3.5mm line-out is also available for speaker connectivity. One remarkable feature that makes this monitor stand out from the crowd is the joystick that has been located at the rear end of the screen. The joystick is able to offer a fluid and intuitive navigation, ensuring that the user is able to navigate and access the settings menu with so much ease.
With the integration of the text scaling function for Windows 8.1, all windows and applications will be displayed at all times in their correct sizes. Minus this feature, windows applications and texts will appear way smaller on this monitor. Regardless of the text scaling function, there are some programs like the Adobe suite that up to date have not been fully optimized for the 4K screens, hence you may encounter some difficulties when using them. Other additional features include an embedded eco function, an off timer, UHD upscale, a PBP and a 2.0 PIP.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced 4K screen that is able to offer value for money, then make a point of purchasing the Samsung U28D590D.