Samsung unveils five ultra HD displays with AMD FreeSync

14 May

Samsung was the first company to voice its support for AMD FreeSync technology and announced in November 2014 to roll out FreeSync-enabled UE590 and UE850 monitors. However, when the FreeSync technology was officially released, Samsung was still working on its monitors while BenQ and Acer took the lead to introduce FreeSync-enabled displays. Now Samsung finally added UE590 and UE850 UHD 4k monitors to its lineup and offered size options of 23.6, 28 and 32 inches.

The UE590 series targets entertainment enthusiasts and gamers. At a resolution of 3840×2160 60Hz, the monitor comes in two models, the 23.6-inch U24E590D and 28-inch U28E590D. The U24E590D uses PLS panel with 178°/178° viewing angles, a typical maximum luminance of 300 cd/m² and a 4ms response time. The monitor also supports 16.7 million colors and is priced at 464 euros. The U28E590D uses TN panel and has a typical maximum luminance of 370 cd/m², 170°/160° viewing angles and a response time of 1ms. The product supports 1 billion colors and fetches 521 euros. Both models offer HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4a and DP 1.2 outputs.

The UE850 series includes the 23.6-inch U24E850R, 28-inch U28E850R and 31.5-inch U32E850R, all 4K 60Hz. U24E850R uses TN panel while the other two use PLS panel. The UE850’s specifications are not much different from those of the UE590. Generally, PLS panel has better viewing angles while TN panel has an edge in color support, response time and luminance.

U24E850R has HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2 and mini DP ports. In addition to the three ports, U28E850R and U32E850R also support HDMI 1.4a output and four USB 3.0 ports, with two of them enabling quick charges.

U32E850R will set customers back at 1,172 euros. U28E850R and U24E850R are priced at 591 euros and 513 euro, respectively.

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