If you’re looking to upgrade from a 1080p screen to one that supports 4K, the 28-inch UE590 from Samsung (model number LU28E590DS/EN) is a rock-solid option.
The screen is a very nice size at 28 inches (measured diagonally), its stand is sturdy, and that 4K resolution is just what you need to have four 1080p windows open at the same time.
Plus, 4K is so densely packed with pixels that high-resolution content looks amazing, with no jagged edges to be seen anywhere.
For productivity lovers, having your four most important applications open in 1080p windows at the same time can really boost your output, since they’ll be visible to you all the time. Best of all, you won’t need to switch between application windows as often as you did before.
Great for gaming
For gamers looking to hook a 4K screen up to their PlayStation Pro or Xbox One X to see their games looking as good as they can, the UE590 works well.
It has two HDMI ports on the back, as well as a DisplayPort, giving you the option to hook it up to as many as three different video sources. You can easily switch between these on the fly using the screen’s built-in On-Screen Display (OSD).
The UE590 is positioned as an affordable 4K monitor for mixed usage. That means it’s good for both work and play, but also that you may not get the absolute best overall image quality.
Its viewing angles are a little narrow compared to other screens (170°/160° versus 178°/178°), resulting in some scenes looking a little washed-out, and colours not quite popping as one might like when viewing content from sub-optimal angles.
These aren’t deal-breakers for casual users, but if you’re a professional interested in picture-perfect colours and 100% sRGB coverage, this is not the monitor for you.
Value for money
These fairly minor gripes aside, the Samsung UE590 offers great value for money if you’re interested in a resolution upgrade for your work PC or seeing your games looking sharp at 4K.
To find out more about the screen, and to confirm pricing, contact your account manager and they’ll sort you out.