Samsung’s Latest Display Options Include a 4K, Billion-Color Model for $700


In the world of photography, one of the most vital components is the display on which you view and post-process your images. And while many of us are holding out for the day ‘retina’ displays become the norm on a larger scale, it’s not quite the reality, yet.

However, Samsung is giving us a bit of an introduction to it, if you will, with three new display models the company is releasing in the coming weeks.

The most notable one is the above 28-inch UD590, which features a billion-color display with a screen resolution of 3,840 by 2,160.

Available for pre-order over at Amazon for $700, its specs combined with its metal design, thin bezels and T-shaped stand make for a very enticing offer. As far as room for peripherals goes, on the back of the display you’ll find one DisplayPort alongside two HDMI 1.4 inputs so you can view your images in all of their 4K glory.





The two other monitors are the SD390 and SD590, both of which come in 23.6″ and 27″ variations at 1080p resolution. The most notable difference beyond resolution is their inclusion of the “Touch of Color” Samsung debuted a few years back with their TVs, which adds color accents and a transparent “neck.”

The SD390 models come with one HDMI port, one VGA port and will start at $250 and $310, while the SD590 models toss an extra HDMI port into the equation, and will cost $270 or $330 depending on the screen-size you’re looking for.

While there are plenty of display options out there, Samsung is one of the biggest names in the game and the company’s quality is hard to argue. Hopefully these models live up to their specs because, at those price points, it’s not too unrealistic to consider adding a 4K display or two to your workflow.

(via Engadget)

  • Clayton Finley

    aaaaaand no vesa mount. NEXT!

  • nwguy

    28 inches? all my monitors are bigger than this. Just use some scotch tape to hold them up

  • Clayton Finley

    ^ wut?

  • Mike

    Tape fixes anything and everything.

  • petapixelguest

    Too bad it’s a TN Panel.

  • Heath Collins

    Is there a typo in the title? Shouldn’t “Model” be “Monitor”?

  • Heath Collins

    Also.. since everyone else is just complaining so far, I just want to point out that I’m really happy that 4k monitors are getting cheaper.

  • gjgustav

    Why? Ideally you’d want it smaller. 4K in a 24″ would result in much sharper text and images, like the Retina displays in MacBook Pros.

  • petapixelguest

    Anything can be made cheaper, simply be putting in lesser quality parts – as it appears they did here. Also clearly marketing is driving the feature set with “billions” of colors. How about telling us what percentage of various color spaces it supports? But not too relevant if it’s non-IPS. It’s clearly a consumer monitor.

  • petapixelguest

    And 8-bit

  • Heath Collins

    Which is what I am; a consumer. It fits a market need.
    Also, if it does what I want, I’m okay with lesser quality materials. I mean it sits on a desk and displays images… it’s not like it’s a graphics processor or a motorcycle helmet. Am I wrong here?

  • petapixelguest

    Then it’s perfect for you :) Enjoy!

  • Heath Collins

    Haha, many thanks.

  • Dover

    No. It was already described as a display so doing so twice would be redundant. They used the word ‘model’ because they were describing features on that particular model.

  • Pete

    Ignorance isn’t one of those things though

  • Don Tusk

    Too bad ? Are you out of your f….g mind ? This is $700 4k display ! $700 !

  • petapixelguest

    Disposable cameras are cheap too, but I’m no interested. And Mr. Tusk, keep it civil.

  • alainphoto

    I clicked the link three hours ago and it was 799 USD, now it is 844 USD. It looks like the preorder is successful …

  • Cemal Ekin

    Beware of the news you read today ;-)

  • f7

    LOL, what a LOSER! who gives a toss about the mount.
    A real man would DIY it if they wanted one.

  • Willi Kampmann

    This is one of the most important aspects of a display and yet, it’s not mentioned once in the article. TN is a deal breaker!

  • Korios

    This is a TN panel. Can Twisted Nematic tech really reach 30bit colour (TN panels are notorious for their 6 bit / colour – 18 bit panels), when it hasn’t even reached 24 bit colour? This smells like marketing hype and it screams “interpolation”.

  • Paul-Simon

    The article itself and the official specs contradicts that.
    “Billion colour” = 10-bit.