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Not a bad monitor for the money, hope it suits someone.


  • Screen size: 28”
  • Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Contrast ratio: 3000:1
  • Refresh rate: 60Hz
  • Response time: 1MS (5MS GTG)
  • Maximum power consumption: 40W
  • Ports: 2 x HDMI, 2 x DisplayPort, 1 x Audio out
  • VESA: 100 x 100mm
  • Brightness: 280 cd/m²
  • Speakers: 2 x 5W
  • Dimensions: W663 x H453

Whats in the box
  • 28" Monitor
  • 1 x Power adapter
  • 1 x HDMI cable
  • 1 x User manual

More info
  • HDMI and DisplayPort connections
  • Includes a free HDMI cable
  • UltraHD 4K resolution
  • Free Sync technology built in
  • Quick and easy set up
  • Can also be wall mounted with VESA approved bracket


Popular Features
  • 28 Inch Screen size
  • 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD 4K Resolution
  • Ports - HDMI DisplayPort
  • Freesync
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Refresh Rates - 60 Hz
  • 1 MS Response Time
  • Wall Mounting (Vesa) - 100 x 100 mm
  • Speakers
  • Warranty - 1 year warranty
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38 Comments
What does black look like on this? Is it a decent black level or is it a shade of grey like many such screens?

And any standard / HDR actual tested peak brightness figures?
Edited by: "Tony_DR" 9th Apr
nice set of inputs, all capable of 4k at 60Hz:
2 x HDMI 2.0 and 2 x DisplayPort 1.2
IPS screen?
Only thing putting me off is the TN panel. I heard the HDR is poor (https://www.gamerevolution.com/features/489619-electriq-4k-hdr-monitor-review-eiq-284kmb-hdr)
I've got this monitor and its surprisingly really good for the money
nichharp09/04/2020 16:37

Only thing putting me off is the TN panel. I heard the HDR is poor …Only thing putting me off is the TN panel. I heard the HDR is poor (https://www.gamerevolution.com/features/489619-electriq-4k-hdr-monitor-review-eiq-284kmb-hdr)


With a claimed brightness of 280cd the HDR isn't going to be amazing. What's more important is the black levels with that brightness. If the black is good then 280cd would be OK.
Tony_DR09/04/2020 17:04

With a claimed brightness of 280cd the HDR isn't going to be amazing. …With a claimed brightness of 280cd the HDR isn't going to be amazing. What's more important is the black levels with that brightness. If the black is good then 280cd would be OK.


You will only get good black levels on an oled panel all others have to be edge or backlit in some way. After using my C9 for several months now all other monitors look
Edited by: "powerbrick" 9th Apr
powerbrick09/04/2020 17:09

You will only get good black levels on an oled panel all others have to be …You will only get good black levels on an oled panel all others have to be edge or backlit in some way. After using my C9 for several months now all other monitors look


My QLED FALD screens with a black level of circa 0.0036 Nits and peak brightness of over 3600 Nits beg to differ. Rather expensive for use as monitors though.
Edited by: "Tony_DR" 9th Apr
Tony_DR09/04/2020 17:22

My QLED FALD screens with a black level of circa 0.0036 Nits and peak …My QLED FALD screens with a black level of circa 0.0036 Nits and peak brightness of over 3600 Nits beg to differ. Rather expensive for use as monitors though.


HDR destroys black levels even on FALD LCDs. Your TV is getting nowhere near its theoretical pure black screen black level measurements whilst displaying HDR content. It's simply not possible to maintain them AND deliver the brightness necessary with such a limited amount of zones to work with, which leads to blooming and haloing artifacts. For bright scenes it's fine (preferable even), but no LCD in existence comes close to OLED when it comes to high contrast and dark scenes. Which is why Samsung is ending LCD production at the end of this year and jumping on board the OLED train itself (the TV division anyway - Samsung already produce 90% of OLEDs made for phones).

androidcentral.com/sam…020

Choo choo.
I replaced 2 x 2018 OLED sets with QLED top of the range sets and the HDR picture is far superior. QLED has wider colour gamut and circa 3 times the peak brightness of OLED. And that's way way more noticeable than a tiny difference in black levels.
Edited by: "Tony_DR" 9th Apr
Tony_DR09/04/2020 17:44

I replaced 2 x 2018 OLED sets with QLED top of the range sets and the HDR …I replaced 2 x 2018 OLED sets with QLED top of the range sets and the HDR picture is far superior. QLED has wider colour gamut and circa 3 times the peak brightness of OLED. And that's way way more noticeable than a tiny difference in black levels.


Got to justify buying the wrong product Even Samsung have seen the light and jumping on the OLED train. Enjoy your great grey levels and ghosting and halo effects
I don’t understand any of the technical comments above, all I want to know is can my son use this with his Xbox?
powerbrick09/04/2020 18:06

Got to justify buying the wrong product Even Samsung have …Got to justify buying the wrong product Even Samsung have seen the light and jumping on the OLED train. Enjoy your great grey levels and ghosting and halo effects

Have They? Where?
powerbrick09/04/2020 18:06

Got to justify buying the wrong product Even Samsung have …Got to justify buying the wrong product Even Samsung have seen the light and jumping on the OLED train. Enjoy your great grey levels and ghosting and halo effects


I tested QLED in Richer Sounds before replacing my LGs and as I said, for HDR movies at least, high end QLED is very noticeably superior and I'm very happy and would never go back to OLED. There is a reason that high end QLED costs somewhat more than OLED...
powerbrick09/04/2020 18:06

Got to justify buying the wrong product Even Samsung have …Got to justify buying the wrong product Even Samsung have seen the light and jumping on the OLED train. Enjoy your great grey levels and ghosting and halo effects


And no, Samsung have confirmed that they have no plans to build OLED and are instead investing in QOLED and MicroLED.
Tappers1309/04/2020 18:10

Have They? Where?


Bought two 'top of the range' (noticed how they don't have a clue which model) LCD Samsung's when they Samsung themselves just recently announced they are leaving LCD behind.

Tony is that your alt account, just reply using your normal one
Going to have to bear with windows scaling with a 28 inch screen
Tony_DR09/04/2020 18:13

I tested QLED in Richer Sounds before replacing my LGs and as I said, for …I tested QLED in Richer Sounds before replacing my LGs and as I said, for HDR movies at least, high end QLED is very noticeably superior and I'm very happy and would never go back to OLED. There is a reason that high end QLED costs somewhat more than OLED...



Tony_DR09/04/2020 18:14

And no, Samsung have confirmed that they have no plans to build OLED and …And no, Samsung have confirmed that they have no plans to build OLED and are instead investing in QOLED and MicroLED.



You do know QOLED still uses and OLED panel MircoLEDs are donkeys off being ready for domestic use.

What is the reason? Please do tell.
powerbrick09/04/2020 18:17

Bought two 'top of the range' (noticed how they don't have a clue which …Bought two 'top of the range' (noticed how they don't have a clue which model) LCD Samsung's when they Samsung themselves just recently announced they are leaving LCD behind.Tony is that your alt account, just reply using your normal one


No I'm still lost, you said their stopping their LCD, that true of low end not QLED, and there's no mention that OLED is coming to TVs, just speculation, They're focusing on QDOLED, and Micro. And before we start taking things personally, I think both technologies are fantastic, I don't think you can compare Phones though, they use amoled, its a whole different ball game based on ease of repair, toughness and battery rather than straight picture quality, not to mention the different use cases. I do Love an OLED, in pitch black settings its amazing, but QLED still wins it for me personally because there's so little scenes that are genuinely completely black in tv or films, so the contrast within each scene is based more on brightness IMO.
Tony_DR09/04/2020 18:13

I tested QLED in Richer Sounds before replacing my LGs and as I said, for …I tested QLED in Richer Sounds before replacing my LGs and as I said, for HDR movies at least, high end QLED is very noticeably superior and I'm very happy and would never go back to OLED. There is a reason that high end QLED costs somewhat more than OLED...


I suppose it is personal preference. The Samsung Qled's are brighter, but I couldnt buy any of their panels after seeing the LG Oled once. Also current Samsung Qleds aren't true Qleds as in they are not self emmisive? Unless I missed the fact that they have released true Qled/self emmisive TVs?
nichharp09/04/2020 16:37

Only thing putting me off is the TN panel. I heard the HDR is poor …Only thing putting me off is the TN panel. I heard the HDR is poor (https://www.gamerevolution.com/features/489619-electriq-4k-hdr-monitor-review-eiq-284kmb-hdr)


I've got one of these... HDR is useless, as is the Freesync.

There is literally NO difference between SDR and HDR.

The Freesync range is something like 52-60fps and it can't be extended with the CRU utility.

Saying that it's super cheap for a 4k monitor so you can't expect much from it.

Would I buy it again? Probably not, I'd just save the money and put it towards something a bit better once I saved more but can I live with it for the extra pixels, sure.
Looked for refresh rate on product page and says 60Hz but also shows multiple times the response time is 5ms

Edit: Their website after checking states nothing but 1ms
Edited by: "dr4g0nf1y" 9th Apr
powerbrick09/04/2020 18:21

You do know QOLED still uses and OLED panel MircoLEDs are donkeys …You do know QOLED still uses and OLED panel MircoLEDs are donkeys off being ready for domestic use.What is the reason? Please do tell.


No it doesn't. QOLED uses a single colour OLED back-light with a QLED panel. So basically per pixel FALD QLED.
Edited by: "Tony_DR" 9th Apr
indyjukebox09/04/2020 18:31

I suppose it is personal preference. The Samsung Qled's are brighter, but …I suppose it is personal preference. The Samsung Qled's are brighter, but I couldnt buy any of their panels after seeing the LG Oled once. Also current Samsung Qleds aren't true Qleds as in they are not self emmisive? Unless I missed the fact that they have released true Qled/self emmisive TVs?


QLED isn't self emmisive. That's MicroLED or QOLED. And after having high end QLED I could never go back to LG OLED for HDR viewing.
powerbrick09/04/2020 18:17

Bought two 'top of the range' (noticed how they don't have a clue which …Bought two 'top of the range' (noticed how they don't have a clue which model) LCD Samsung's when they Samsung themselves just recently announced they are leaving LCD behind.Tony is that your alt account, just reply using your normal one


Q9FN and Q90R.
Tappers1309/04/2020 18:24

No I'm still lost, you said their stopping their LCD, that true of low end …No I'm still lost, you said their stopping their LCD, that true of low end not QLED, and there's no mention that OLED is coming to TVs, just speculation, They're focusing on QDOLED, and Micro. And before we start taking things personally, I think both technologies are fantastic, I don't think you can compare Phones though, they use amoled, its a whole different ball game based on ease of repair, toughness and battery rather than straight picture quality, not to mention the different use cases. I do Love an OLED, in pitch black settings its amazing, but QLED still wins it for me personally because there's so little scenes that are genuinely completely black in tv or films, so the contrast within each scene is based more on brightness IMO.


They are changing the QLED panels to use per pixel OLED back-lights so they are stopping all LED production other than MicroLED. Apparently all the advantages of QLED such as high brightness and wide colour gamut plus zero Nit black levels without the inherent OLED panel issues like burn in.
Edited by: "Tony_DR" 9th Apr
Tony_DR09/04/2020 20:26

Q9FN and Q90R.




Took you long enough to Google for them Probably not got any.
Tony_DR09/04/2020 20:16

QLED isn't self emmisive. That's MicroLED or QOLED. And after having high …QLED isn't self emmisive. That's MicroLED or QOLED. And after having high end QLED I could never go back to LG OLED for HDR viewing.


So backlit essentially. No thanks, but I couldn't ever see my self paying so much for a marketing gimmick. When true Qled, rather than Samsungs' marketing spin turns up, then I will certainly consider it. Till then OLED is superior for me in every way other than outright brightness. Of course, others may feel otherwise. And don't get me wrong. I have several Samsung products in my home including a medium sized 2019 Samsung LED TV in the kitchen. But my main TV is OLED.
Edited by: "indyjukebox" 9th Apr
indyjukebox09/04/2020 22:01

So backlit essentially. No thanks, but I couldn't ever see my self paying …So backlit essentially. No thanks, but I couldn't ever see my self paying so much for a marketing gimmick. When true Qled, rather than Samsungs' marketing spin turns up, then I will certainly consider it. Till then OLED is superior for me in every way other than outright brightness. Of course, others may feel otherwise. And don't get me wrong. I have several Samsung products in my home including a medium sized 2019 Samsung LED TV in the kitchen. But my main TV is OLED.


Wider colour gamut and circa 3 times the peak brightness of OLED without endemic burn-in issues is hardly just a marketing gimmick.
Tony_DR09/04/2020 22:06

Wider colour gamut and circa 3 times the peak brightness of OLED without …Wider colour gamut and circa 3 times the peak brightness of OLED without endemic burn-in issues is hardly just a marketing gimmick.


Look, I just compared the 2 and just couldn't like the Qled screen when compared to the oled. So i got the oled and it cost a fair bit more as well. I didn't want to spend more, I would have gone for the cheaper option if it suited me, but it didn't. What you have said aboove is just words/marketing speak. I purchased my Oled after going into several store demo's wanting to buy the Qled; but eventually walked out with the Oled instead. Despite it requiring a significantly more expensive wall mount and being more fragile.

If you are happy with the Qled, then that is great for you. I just felt let down by Qled and their promises not translating to on screen performance.

I am not one for online reviews, but even the reviewers agree that Oled picture quality easily bests Qled:

cnet.com/new…020

tomsguide.com/uk/…-tv
Edited by: "indyjukebox" 9th Apr
indyjukebox09/04/2020 22:15

Look, I just compared the 2 and just couldn't like the Qled screen when …Look, I just compared the 2 and just couldn't like the Qled screen when compared to the oled. So i got the oled and it cost a fair bit more as well. I didn't want to spend more, I would have gone for the cheaper option if it suited me, but it didn't. What you have said aboove is just words/marketing speak. I purchased my Oled after going into several store demo's wanting to buy the Qled; but eventually walked out with the Oled instead. Despite it requiring a significantly more expensive wall mount and being more fragile.If you are happy with the Qled, then that is great for you. I just felt let down by Qled and their promises not translating to on screen performance.I am not one for online reviews, but even the reviewers agree that Oled picture quality easily bests Qled:https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-qled-vs-lg-oled-how-the-two-best-tv-technologies-compare-in-2020https://www.tomsguide.com/uk/reference/qled-vs-oled-tv


If your OLED cost more then you compared a low end QLED. That's why.

And from your own link "Until I pit the best 2020 QLED TVs against the best OLED TVs I won't know for sure which one wins this year". The only actual comparison is to a Q80R which is a 2019 mid range QLED screen compared to a top of the range OLED.
Edited by: "Tony_DR" 9th Apr
Tony_DR09/04/2020 22:22

If your OLED cost more then you compared a low end QLED. That's why.And …If your OLED cost more then you compared a low end QLED. That's why.And from your own link "Until I pit the best 2020 QLED TVs against the best OLED TVs I won't know for sure which one wins this year". The only actual comparison is to a Q80R which is a 2019 mid range QLED screen compared to a top of the range OLED.


Ok, I give up. Clearly you do not understand the concept that other people may have a different opinion. Based on my experience so far - Qled is inferior to Oled except in the brightness area. The screens you say you have purchased are not 2020 models? So why suddenly talk about the latest models?

Also on price. A 65 Q90T is £2799. My signature LG was twice that price. So what exactly are you going on about? Which 65 inch qled 4k flagship costs more than the LG signature series?
indyjukebox09/04/2020 22:57

Ok, I give up. Clearly you do not understand the concept that other people …Ok, I give up. Clearly you do not understand the concept that other people may have a different opinion. Based on my experience so far - Qled is inferior to Oled except in the brightness area. The screens you say you have purchased are not 2020 models? So why suddenly talk about the latest models?Also on price. A 65 Q90T is £2799. My signature LG was twice that price. So what exactly are you going on about? Which 65 inch qled 4k flagship costs more than the LG signature series?


On reading the Samsung site, the Q90R (£3799 at launch) has been replaced by the Q800T which is £3999.

And just LOL that you paid circa £2k extra for an aesthetic stand when you could have just wall mounted a C9 for circa £1900.
Tony_DR09/04/2020 23:44

On reading the Samsung site, the Q90R (£3799 at launch) has been replaced …On reading the Samsung site, the Q90R (£3799 at launch) has been replaced by the Q800T which is £3999.And just LOL that you paid circa £2k extra for an aesthetic stand when you could have just wall mounted a C9 for circa £1900.


You really are just arguing with no idea at all, aren't you? The Q800T costs that much as it is an 8k TV. With nearly no 8k content around at all.

Why "LOL" at my choice on how to spend my money? If I have the money to spend without worrying about it, then clearly I should be the one Lol'ing?

Stick wth your cheaper and inferior Qled and goodbye.
indyjukebox09/04/2020 23:49

You really are just arguing with no idea at all, aren't you? The Q800T …You really are just arguing with no idea at all, aren't you? The Q800T costs that much as it is an 8k TV. With nearly no 8k content around at all.Why "LOL" at my choice on how to spend my money? If I have the money to spend without worrying about it, then clearly I should be the one Lol'ing?Stick wth your cheaper and inferior Qled and goodbye.


The Q800T is the lowest model with 500 dimming zones like the Q90R. Q90T has only 100 dimming zones so it likely wouldn't beat an OLED for HDR like the higher end QLEDs do.

And still just LOL at £2K on a stand. Meanwhile mine are wall mounted with an invisible One Connect cable.
noort8109/04/2020 18:09

I don’t understand any of the technical comments above, all I want to know …I don’t understand any of the technical comments above, all I want to know is can my son use this with his Xbox?


Yes it will work fine with a Xbox
Mine arrived today. Good image for the money, but it really is flimsy as hell and the stand is fixed in one position. Get a decent Vesa mount for it and you'll love it.
powerbrick09/04/2020 18:06

Got to justify buying the wrong product Even Samsung have …Got to justify buying the wrong product Even Samsung have seen the light and jumping on the OLED train. Enjoy your great grey levels and ghosting and halo effects


enjoy the screen burn
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