Samsung today announces the UD590 desktop monitor, sporting a 4K UHD resolution at a 28″ screen size. With its size and resolution, it is clearly aimed at those who need a lot of screen real estate. So on top of graphic designers or architects, the UD590 might also find a liking with photographers and videographers. It supports a maximum of 1 billion colors, though the press release doesn’t mention how large exactly its color gamut is.
Besides its gorgeous looks, the main argument for the UD590 is its price tag of US-$ 699.99, which makes it truly affordable for a 4K monitor. On the downside, it comes with a conventional TN panel instead of the much superior IPS panel. This is good for gaming, as the monitor has a response time of just 1 millisecond. But photographers and videographers might need higher contrast and larger viewing angles, plus high color fidelity. How good the UD590 really is or isn’t, though, can only be said when testing it in a photographic workflow.
The UD590 can be pre-ordered now at Amazon.com. Head past the break for the full specs.
Samsung UD590 Tech Specs
- Panel size: 28″
- Panel type: TN with LED illumination
- Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels
- Viewing angles: 170° / 160°
- Brightness: 370 cd / m²
- Colors: 1 billion
- Response time: 1 ms
- Connectivity: 2 x HDMI, 1 x Display Port