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(BB and CC) Samsung 28" 4k uhd 60hz-1ms gtg gaming monitor (u28e590d) ($450) ($150 off)

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(BB and CC) Samsung 28" 4k uhd 60hz-1ms gtg gaming monitor (u28e590d) ($450) ($150 off)

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Price:
450
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-150
Expiry:
October 6, 2016
Seems like a good price for a 4K monitor, may be better for some than the previous HP 32" QHD deal for $350.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/sam ... ng_monitor

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=083780

1ms response and AMD freesync is supported.

It says 4K@60hz so I am assuming it has HDMI 2.0 support.
Last edited by hebdo27 on Sep 30th, 2016 10:51 am, edited 2 times in total.
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May 8, 2005
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Ottawa
I had a 28" 4K PC monitor for the last 8 mths and sold it to get the HP 32" QHD monitor, 4K is too hard to use for a PC monitor. All the fonts are too small and Windows 10 (and lower) don't scale properly at all still! But if you are young and have good eye sight, 28" 4K may be for you. Just my $0.02

Enjoy
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Oct 3, 2013
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hebdo27 wrote: I had a 28" 4K PC monitor for the last 8 mths and sold it to get the HP 32" QHD monitor, 4K is too hard to use for a PC monitor. All the fonts are too small and Windows 10 (and lower) don't scale properly at all still! But if you are young and have good eye sight, 28" 4K may be for you. Just my $0.02

Enjoy
That is surprising to hear. I want a 4K PC monitor for spreadsheet work and some gaming. My distance will be arm length so is that going to be an issue?
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sdk676 wrote:
hebdo27 wrote: I had a 28" 4K PC monitor for the last 8 mths and sold it to get the HP 32" QHD monitor, 4K is too hard to use for a PC monitor. All the fonts are too small and Windows 10 (and lower) don't scale properly at all still! But if you are young and have good eye sight, 28" 4K may be for you. Just my $0.02

Enjoy
That is surprising to hear. I want a 4K PC monitor for spreadsheet work and some gaming. My distance will be arm length so is that going to be an issue?
For me it was, I'm mid 40s so just starting to need reading glasses but my Dell 28" at 4K resolution about 24" from my face everything was just a tad too small. End up using the monitor in QHD (1440p) most of the time. I would switch to 4K when I watched a movie on it. It was being driven by a R9 290 video card using DisplayPort.

Super happy with my HP 32" QHD monitor!
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hebdo27 wrote: I had a 28" 4K PC monitor for the last 8 mths and sold it to get the HP 32" QHD monitor, 4K is too hard to use for a PC monitor. All the fonts are too small and Windows 10 (and lower) don't scale properly at all still! But if you are young and have good eye sight, 28" 4K may be for you. Just my $0.02

Enjoy
You need to set display scaling correctly
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Oct 11, 2013
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I just recently got the AOC27 ips loving it but for some reason it feels small i upgraded from 23inch.
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Apr 24, 2014
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The more and more I read about 4k the less and less i'm ready to jump on it for a computer monitor. (My tv is great though!).

Most games don't take advantage of 4k, nor can most computers run it properly. A 2k monitor should be more then enough with a high refresh rate. Thats how i'm leaning right now.
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Mar 29, 2010
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This has been cheaper $400 at bb plus the $20 visa discount. Not really hot, but decent price for those who need a 4k 28"
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Babbelfish wrote:
hebdo27 wrote: I had a 28" 4K PC monitor for the last 8 mths and sold it to get the HP 32" QHD monitor, 4K is too hard to use for a PC monitor. All the fonts are too small and Windows 10 (and lower) don't scale properly at all still! But if you are young and have good eye sight, 28" 4K may be for you. Just my $0.02

Enjoy
You need to set display scaling correctly
I have tried...it works to some extent but each program/application handles it differently so fonts were all over the map. I eventually just gave up and put it into QHD mode.....everything was easily viewable after that. Seems like Windows 10 doesn't have a unifited standard for scaling that all the programs can follow or at least default to. The issue was compounded by the fact that I was trying to dual screen it with a Sammy 27" 1080p monitor.....everything was all over the place.
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Oct 5, 2005
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The new WIN 10 update seems to have helped the display scaling issues, fonts seem cleaner to me. I use the previous version of this monitor and still love it for the price. Freesync is a nice bonus
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Nov 18, 2015
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60hz is not a gaming monitor.

If you want to be even slightly competitive you'll need 120/144/165hz now.

60hz doesn't cut it for pc multiplayer games anymore since everyone that understands the difference is using 120+hz for a good reason.

Monitor refresh lag is worse than internet lag. Have you ever felt disorentated turning fast in games? If it was twice as fluid and half the blur you wouldn't be.

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