Samsung U28E590D 28 inch 4K monitor (TN panel, 60hz, Freesync) £299.99 @ Amazon
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Samsung U28E590D 28 inch 4K monitor (TN panel, 60hz, Freesync) £299.99 @ Amazon

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Found 12th Sep 2017Edited by:"Nobull"
I have a price alert set up for this monitor on CamelCamelCamel. Apparently this is the lowest it's ever been.

Pros:
Cheap
Sweet spot size for 4K (my opinion)
Freesync

Cons:
Lack of adjustable stand
Non-IPS
Apparently some input lag

Mixed reviews:
A- at 4k.com > 4k.com/mon…or/

3.5 / 5 on PC Mag > tu9srvbirvvtmjmkdwsucgntywcuy29t.g00.pcmag.com/g00…$/$

3.5 / 5 on Trusted Reviews> trustedreviews.com/g00…uk/

Worth bearing in mind it was £440 which Trusted Reviews tested it at and $600 for PC Mag. I am tempted but might go for the IPS LG for a similar price as it won't be just for gaming for me. But definitely an excellent price for a good brand and decent spec.
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What happens if I buy this and I have an nvidia card
coventgamer1 m ago

What happens if I buy this and I have an nvidia card


Nothing, it will still run at the rated 60hz over DisplayPort. But you won't get the benefits of Freesync, obviously. Reviews seemed to say it was decent for gaming for a 4K panel.
coventgamer3 m ago

What happens if I buy this and I have an nvidia card


The end of civilisation as we know it, most likely.


If you're referring to the frame rate, it will max out at whatever the panels hz ceiling is
steveex22 m ago

The end of civilisation as we know it, most likely.If you're referring to …The end of civilisation as we know it, most likely.If you're referring to the frame rate, it will max out at whatever the panels hz ceiling is

So what's the point in g sync or free sync?
coventgamer7 m ago

So what's the point in g sync or free sync?



Explanation here > howtogeek.com/228…ng/

TL;DR > Monitors without Freesync or Gsync refresh at a set rate e.g. 60hz monitor refreshes 60 times per second. With Freesync and Gsync the monitor adapts it's refresh rate every second to match the number of frames the graphics card is outputting. This means you get less screen tearing and artefacts. So if your graphics card is pushing out 45 frames per second, the monitor adapts it's refresh to this, on the fly.
Edited by: "Nobull" 12th Sep 2017
wHAT happens if you play abck a film , peter jackson hmm .. will it adapt to the correct FPS ..48fps I think ??
Suppose it would have to be a bluray ...
Display spec displayspecifications.com/en/…e44 its got 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0 and 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 so 4k 60hz on two ports and 4k 30hz for the HDMI 1.4 port. So would you go for this with a TN or a LG 4k monitor with an IPS screen LG 27UD58 27" 4K for about £30 more?
Nobull4 h, 8 m ago

Explanation here > …Explanation here > https://www.howtogeek.com/228735/g-sync-and-freesync-explained-variable-refresh-rates-for-gaming/TL;DR > Monitors without Freesync or Gsync refresh at a set rate e.g. 60hz monitor refreshes 60 times per second. With Freesync and Gsync the monitor adapts it's refresh rate every second to match the number of frames the graphics card is outputting. This means you get less screen tearing and artefacts. So if your graphics card is pushing out 45 frames per second, the monitor adapts it's refresh to this, on the fly.


I think he was asking what the reason for going for them was, rather than the details on how they worked.

Variable refresh rate makes the picture smoother. It's effectively a performance boost with no necessity for a more expensive graphics card or any other downsides (other than nVidia's refusal to support the DisplayPort version of course).
GwanGy2 h, 12 m ago

wHAT happens if you play abck a film , peter jackson hmm .. will it adapt …wHAT happens if you play abck a film , peter jackson hmm .. will it adapt to the correct FPS ..48fps I think ??Suppose it would have to be a bluray ...


Provided it's fullscreen and provided the media player supports it then it can work for films too.
bingowings852 h, 48 m ago

Duplicate. …Duplicate. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-u28e590d-28-inch-4k-monitor-299-amazon-2783937


HUKD is crap at spotting them! Did a search as well and the link didn't say it was a duplicate.
random_man23 h, 32 m ago

Display spec https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/b20e44 its got …Display spec https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/b20e44 its got 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0 and 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 so 4k 60hz on two ports and 4k 30hz for the HDMI 1.4 port. So would you go for this with a TN or a LG 4k monitor with an IPS screen LG 27UD58 27" 4K for about £30 more?



If you're looking at LG IPSes I'd stump the extra and get the LG 27UD69P, which has the pivot/height adjustable (including portrait) stand and a higher static contrast ratio
I bought one of these second hand last year, and have found it a good quality, solid and reliable 4k monitor. The image quality is excellent, it looks good, and I've never had an issue with gaming (using a 1070 card). It's so good, I'm picking up a second used one today. Yes, the stand isn't adjustable other than a small mount of tip, but I use a monitor arm anyway as the monitor has a 75mm vesa on the back. It's worth noting that the vesa is quite high up on the rear, so the arm needs to be fairly tall to raise the screen far off the desk.
In summary, I'd say that this would be a reasonable buy at £300, and if you can get it for any less (maybe a Warehouse deal?), then you won't regret it!
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