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Samsung Launches Pair Of UHD FreeSync Displays; 4K Starting At $400

Samsung released two ultra HD displays featuring AMD's FreeSync technology. The U24E590D is a 23.6-inch 16:9 PLS panel with a 4 ms response time and 178-degree viewing angle. The panel is rated for 300 cd/m2 brightness and a 1000:1 contrast ratio.

The U28E590D uses a 28-inch 16:9 TN panel with a 1 ms response time and a slightly slimmer 170-degree viewing angle. This model has a somewhat brighter 370 cd/m2 display and has the same 1000:1 contrast ratio. Samsung said this version supports a larger color gamut with 1 billion unique colors.

Both displays have the same feature lists: Magic Bright, UHD Upscale, Eco Saving Plus, PIP 2.0 and Easy Setting Box, as well as Eye-Saver Mode, Flicker Free mode, FreeSync and Game mode.

Samsung has also opted to include the same inputs for both models. The monitors will have two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort. One of the HDMI ports carries the 2.0 spec and is therefore capable of 4K @ 60 Hz with one cable.

The 28-inch U28E590D is available now with a suggested price tag of $600, and the 24-inch U24E590D will sell for $400 and is expected to be available by July 26.

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 Kevin Carbotte is a contributing writer for Tom's Hardware who primarily covers VR and AR hardware. He has been writing for us for more than four years. 

  • kyle382
    yes yes, hurry up already with the good cheap freesync panels. My monitor is about to bite the dust.
  • g-unit1111
    4K for $400? Sold!
  • quilciri
    4k @ 24" is smexysharp ppi.

    At 28", I think Acer beat you to a better monitor there, Samsung:
  • alextheblue
    I reserve judgement until they're tested. However, I would like to know what range they support for adaptive sync.
  • knowom
    4K for $400? Sold!
    Way too small for 4k entry point is about 43" which works out to a quad 21.5" 1080p display. You don't see a lot of 1080p displays below 21.5" for a reason.
  • Tanquen
    But, but, but… I need a 32”+ 4k display gosh darned it!

    23" 4k, are folks using binoculars with these displays?
  • AnimeMania
    It is a shame that none of AMD's new video cards support HDMI 2.0. This keeps people from using 4K TVs as 60Hz computer monitors since most have only HDMI 2.0 as a viable computer input.
  • truerock
    You can buy a 43" 4k TV for $580. Anything under 40" for 4k is too small and a waste of time and money.
  • norseman4
    You can buy a 43" 4k TV for $580. Anything under 40" for 4k is too small and a waste of time and money.

    Let's not forget though, that as a desktop monitor, it will be less than 3 feet from the standard users eyes. I have a pair of 27" 1440p monitors. If I were going to look at 4k (2160p) I'd be looking at 32"
  • kenjitamura
    Checklist for my next dual monitor setup upgrade:
    1. IPS
    2. Freesync
    3. <5 ms response time
    4. QHD
    5. Quantum Dots
    6. ~27"
    7. <$350 each