expired Samsung U28E590D 28-inch 4K Gaming Monitor (1ms Response FreeSync) $323.91, Samsung Evo 860 500GB SSD $148.41 @ Shallothead eBay

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Historical lowest price — first time it's been seen at less than $400? Normally retails for $479 from Mwave or $435 from SkyComp.

Anyway, amazing deal for a 4k gaming display that has 1ms response and AMD Freesync. The reason it's so cheap is because it's a TN monitor so don't expect amazing viewing angles, but at this price point normally the most you will get is a 1440p LCD monitor.

You'll probably need a GTX 1080 Ti to play modern games at 4k even at just the rated refresh rate of only 60hz. Hope your wallet is prepared.

Details:

Weight: 11.61 lbs with stand, 10.31 lbs without stand
Dimensions: (WxHxD): 26.01" x 15.01" x 2.89" inches without stand/ 26.01" x 18.44" x 7.36" with stand
Screen size: 28 inches, measured diagonally
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Colors: over 1 billion colors
Brightness: 370 cd/m2
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Screen Lighting: LED
Response time: 1 ms grey-to-grey
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
OS Compatibility: Windows
Connectivity Ports: 2 HDMI 2.0, 1 DisplayPort 1.2, headphone jack


/u/Doweyy also discovered the Samsung SSD going for a great price. The EVO series uses 3-bit per cell (TLC) flash and is a slower but cheaper alternative to the 960 Evo series.

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  • +16 votes

    They also have the Samsung 860 EVO 500gb SSD for $152.46 which is a great price.

  • +6 votes

    Damn. Classic Ozbargain. Don't need this. So tempted.

  • +2 votes

    "You'll probably need a GTX 1080 Ti to play modern games at 4k. Hope your wallet is prepared." you will loose the Freesync then. No real point for this monitor as Vega 56 & 64 do not make any sense to buy right now, and even they would only be able to play esports titles at this high res. It is a good deal when the new AMD GPUs come out or when at least the prices fall.

    • +1 vote

      There is also XBox One X. FreeSync support added recently.

      Another issue with the monitor, other than being TN is no HDR support.

    • +4 votes

      I'm going to disagree with OP here, Vega 56 and Vega 64 and their counterparts (GTX 1070/Ti, GTX 1080) are more than fine at 4K. Ultra quality isn't the be all and end all and those settings often use up unreasonable amounts of GPU resources for very minor improvements in graphical quality. Tweak settings down to a mix of medium and high and you can often gain a significant amount of performance. The difficult bit is knowing what settings can have the largest impact.

      And besides, FreeSync and G-Sync are designed for when you can't hit or exceed the native refresh rate of the display. The idea is to provide smooth, tear-free gaming at frame rates below 60Hz/75Hz/100Hz/etc. The FreeSync range on this display is 40-60Hz, so if you've got hardware capable of pushing at least 40fps, even if that's at medium settings for example, you'll still benefit from FreeSync. Some displays can have their FreeSync ranges extended down to 30Hz using utilities like Custom Resolution Utility (CRU) if you're a more advanced user, which I believe would also give you the benefit of Low Framerate Compensation as part of FreeSync.

      If you already have a powerful enough AMD GPU of some kind, I'd guess at least a 390/X or greater, I'm sure you can get a solid gameplay experience out of this monitor thanks to FreeSync.

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        With a range of 40-60fps freesync is just a minor additional addon, not a selling point. There's very few games out now that a 1080ti couldn't hit 60 fps at 4k currently (with max settings). Even maxed out I get 70-80fps in Wildlands at 3440x1440 with a 1080ti and 8700k. GTA5 is similar.

        • +3 votes

          I'd argue for a 4K monitor, any kind of adaptive sync range is very much a selling point for gamers given how difficult it can be to drive that resolution at higher settings, but also given graphics cards are still overpriced and buying a card with more performance can be prohibitively expensive (though the situation is getting better and hopefully will remain good as new cards launch over the next year or so).

          From memory, Ghost Recon Wildlands is one of those games that suffers from what I stated earlier in that some of the maximum settings are unnecessarily demanding for the minor graphical boost they offer. You don't need to max out settings in order to play games is what I'm trying to say. There's a fantastic video by Digital Foundry here that goes into why "ultra" settings can often be misleading or even undesirable, and how to improve performance with very little loss in graphical quality.

        • +2 votes

          3440 x 1440 is just over half a 4k resolution in number of pixels, so double those pixels and your 1080ti is occasionally dipping under 60fps on Wildlands unless you are prepared to reduce a few graphical settings from the highest settings. Which tmr3 suggested to do with Vega 56 / 64 cards.

          If gamers cared about ultimate visuals you wouldn't get a TN screen anyway, if gamers cared about highest framerates a 60hz panel wouldn't be of interest to them either. This is a well priced compromise of a monitor, so dropping graphics from Ultra to Very High on games, and with the Freesync feature Vega cards would work very well on this 4k monitor.

      • +2 votes

        There's nothing wrong the the AMD gpus, or there wouldn't be, if they were available at retail price. As it is though it makes no sense for a gamer to buy one over a Nvidia card. And while freesync/gsync aren't technically required for the best experience, they do help smooth it in almost all cases.

  • +1 vote

    dayummm… this price is 1440p bracket

    never thought you could get 4k with 300+ range

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    Any review on this monitor?

    • +1 vote

      Biggest reason why this is cheap is that it is a TN panel. The standard for higher end monitors is IPS (LG) or OLED (Samsung) which is noticeably superior.

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        "noticeably superior" in terms of?

        • +2 votes

          viewing angles. If you're someone who needs good colour reproduction and you use photo editing / media editing then you'll want to avoid using a TN panel.

          IPS is good start, but Samsung also produces their own "PLS" panels which is their own tech on high colour accurate displays.

        • +2 votes

          Everything but response times.

        • +1 vote

          TN has poor viewing angle, contrast ratio and colour accuracy. This means that TN picture quality is generally fairly poor, regardless of resolution. However they do have great response time (~1ms), so people who play FPS competitively often still prefer these panels due to their smooth motion.

          IPS has great viewing angle and colour accuracy but fairly mediocre contrast ratio. While picture quality could still be better (since contrast ratio is the main component of picture quality), it's still better than TN. IPS motion is not quite as good as TN with ~5ms response time, but it is still adequate for most people.

          VA has good viewing angle, colour accuracy and great contrast ratio: 5000:1 vs 1000:1 for IPS/TN. Due to this superior contrast, VA picture quality is generally better than IPS/TN, which is the reason why all flagship LCD TVs use it. While IPS can often have better colour accuracy than VA, usually the difference is not visible to the naked eye (dE < 2). Response time is around the same as IPS (~5ms).

          OLED is pretty much the best at everything: Viewable from any angle without degrading picture quality, colour accuracy on par with top IPS, response time of 0.01ms and infinite:1 contrast ratio..

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          There are other areas too, like colour accuracy/reproduction, saturation. If you are a creative content designer (and i dont mean youtube), you probably ditched TN panels when IPS came out.

      • +2 votes

        I don't there's a single OLED PC monitor for sale anywhere. You might be thinking of the QLED monitors Samsung sell, which have similar benefits to OLED but are completely different tech.

        • +1 vote

          There are OLED monitors available but they are made for professional use and as such are very expensive. Maybe he means VA?

          QLED is just Samsung's marketing term for an LED back-lit LCD with quantum dots, same tech that has been available from multiple manufacturers since 2015.

  • +2 votes

    60hz is not gaming monitor tho

    • +4 votes

      so you want 4k 144hz ?

      what graphic cards do you have ?

      • +1 vote

        Maybe for future proofing. So you don't have to buy another monitor in the future just for a refresh rate upgrade.

      • -1 vote

        There are 4k/120hz monitors already out, such as the Wasabi Mango 43" for $1800ish and alot more coming.

        I want 4k 120/144hz because atm I run 2 monitors, a 144hz monitor for online FPS gaming and a 4k IPS for work/desktop/4k single player games.
        I'd love to be able to do both with just 1 monitor, I would still play my games @ 1080p/144hz.

        My 4K IPS monitor has freesync, what is the point for a range of 40-60hz?
        60hz and gaming shouldn't be in the same sentence, unless you differentiate between the types of games.

        My eyes literally water if I play an FPS @ <100hz
        Anyone that has been playing FPS games since the CRT days (Sony Trinitrons, Hitachis etc) will know what I mean.

    • +1 vote

      It isn't, but I envy anyone that has a gaming PC powerful enough that can push out more than 60 frames at 4k resolution.

      If you're serious about gaming, Det. Pikachu has posted an AOC Agon 27" QHD 165hz monitor, 1440 with Gysnc. it does cost twice the price though.

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      I beg to differ. I mostly play 4x games where the higher frame rates don't have much of an impact. I've tried a 144hz panel and didn't notice any difference, especially no huge difference. If you're a twitch gamer then I'm sure the higher rates are great.

      Don't get me wrong I'd take 27" 4k 144hz HDR10, but I'm not spending $2000usd on a monitor =p for me the lower refresh rate is a plenty worthwhile trade-off for quality. 4k60hz is preferred over 2k144hz for me.

      I DO think that these variable refresh rates are very important for lower fps as a MUCH better alternative to either screen tearing or using vsync.

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      4K at 60hz is fine.

      Got a 4K/60hz/32" and gaming is great, but that's a lot of power needed to run it.

      4K/60hz is better than 1080/144Hz.

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      How does a lower resolution 144hz monitor help me play Pillars of Eternity 2, or Total War: Warhammer 2, or Skyrim better than utilising a 4k 60hz screen?

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        The cursor is smoother lol

        I mean… I play those games and I "side" graded from a 1440p+60hz no sync to a 1080p+144hz+Freesync.

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          You know, I got a 75hz monitor and the mouse does feel better when in Windows… I thought it was strange that I could notice it.

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      Lol so true, 60Hz = NOT gaming monitor

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    60hz is not gaming monitor tho agreed.

    it don't do 1080 at 144hz does it?

    why the snotty comment about doing 4k….

    • -1 vote

      Why mean dudes neg this

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      Yep, lost me at 60hz too. Good price though, just doesn't do the things I expect if/when I upgrade.

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      I wouldn't call it a gaming monitor, but you can certainly enjoy gaming on the monitor. Especially if you like turn based games like Civilisation, but considering all those console games are happy with 60hz TV, I'd state many people would be happy with a 4k 60hz monitor too.

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    Is this store legit, do people have any experiences with this store?

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    Looking Glass is a nice KVMFR that would work well with this & Freesync.
    https://looking-glass.hostfission.com/

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    WTF

    As soon as I buy a 500GB 860 SSD for $210 it drops to $150?

    I really want to return my drive and get a refund…. :(

    Man, that's disappointing as hell. I waited quite a while before getting that drive because it's more a lux addition.

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    1ms response to get those bargains. Look out guys. I'm hoping my ozbargain response time.

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    Geez where are all the deals for M.2 ?

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    Too bad the monitor is missing IPS and only 60Hz. I'd be all over it otherwise…. The search continues

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    I have had this monitor for a while now. People have been selling them on gumtree for $250-$400. It’s a good buy at this price.

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    Ah I wish I bought this 860 instead of the MX500 two days ago…

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    I have the U28E590D. Excellent monitor. Well worth it for the price.

    I recently bought a 34 inch ultrawide G-Sync Acer Predator monitor (for over twice the price of the Samsung) and turned the Samsung into my second monitor. Honestly I prefer the colour recreation on the Samsung and I originally got a slight motion sickness from the Acer that I've never had with the Samsung which I put down to the 1ms response time.

    The main problem I had with the Samsung was that there was no AMD cards that could handle 4k with it at the time, which kind of made the Freesync pointless. Pretty sure the new cards can handle most stuff now days especially when it's only 60Hz

  • +1 vote

    For anyone interested in the monitor, there's another one just listed by olcdirect on ebay for $349, or $314 after discount code.

  • -1 vote

    This or a 55 inch 4k TV with HDR.. Looking at the Sony X7000E or a Hisense in the $1000 range.

    I am leaning towards a tv because I can't figure out the advantage of a desktop monitor anymore.

  • +3 votes

    OLCDirect selling it slightly cheaper at $314 after discount.
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Samsung-28-U28E590D-4K-UHD-Gamin...

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    Thanks OP. Awesome price for a 4K Monitor. Cheers

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    Any good gaming 24" monitors around with these ebay deals for cheaper? Like $200 ish?

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    So how would this go just for general Netflix/Amazon Prime etc viewing? Got a 24" LG but looking at a larger monitor and use the LG as a secondary screen.

    Thanks.

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      Would be great, but the colours/viewing angles will be iffy. It's a TN panel. If you're front on, no probs.

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        Thanks for the reply. Will wait then and see what else pops up :) (In no rush at the moment as away from home).

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    Good timing on the SSDs, needed 2 drives for my server and wifes laptop.

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    Where do I enter the promo code? Thanks

    Edit: I can only see $160+price

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      Add to cart (a popup will appear about added protection, which you can decline or add) click proceed to checkout, where a box appears to add the promo code.

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    Hmm 60hz isn't that good..surprised this is labelled 'gaming'

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