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[Lenovo Canada] L28u-30 28 Inch UHD 4K Monitor - $347.40 + Tax + 8% CB

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[Lenovo Canada] L28u-30 28 Inch UHD 4K Monitor - $347.40 + Tax + 8% CB

Was in a market for a 4K monitor for work and a lot of post have been made regarding this monitor but no actual tread. Those post refer to the take5 coupon but takextra10 coupon actually work as well, bring this monitor down to $364.77 tax in for those that live in Ontario. Even cheaper if you qualify for the extra 5% discount for student, teacher, military and heathcare workers.

$386 - 10% = $347.40 + HST = $392.56 - 8% CB Rakuten = $364.77

General Specs,

Dimensions (WxDxH) 25.1 in x 8.7 in x 17.7 in.
Display Type. LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix.
Aspect Ratio. 16:9.
Native Resolution. 4K 3840 x 2160 at 75 Hz.
Contrast Ratio. 1000:1 / 3000000:1 (dynamic)
Color Support. 1.07 billion colors.
Horizontal Viewing Angle. 178.
Vertical Viewing Angle. 178.

UPDATE 1:

Support Vesa 100x100
IPS panel

Here is a like to a post from reddit where someone calibrated the color profile.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comme ... urce=share
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Nov 13, 2019
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Where do you get 8% cashback? Rakuten?
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So is 4K overkill on a 28" monitor? or does it depend on use?
Discomfort is your friend
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Andrew94 wrote: Where do you get 8% cashback? Rakuten?
Yes, I add it to the OP.
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Pretty good find. The specs on Lenovo website says it's IPS panel.

Brightness 300 cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Panel Type In-Plane-Switching

Connection Type
  1. 1 x HDMI 2.0
  2. 1 x DP 1.2
  3. 1 x Audio Out (3.5mm)
"takextra10" coupon worked for me
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blexann wrote: So is 4K overkill on a 28" monitor? or does it depend on use?
Depends on the set of eyes. Some swear they can't see the difference between 4K and FHD on smallish screens. I can perceive the jagginess of text on my FHD 16" laptop versus my 4K 16" laptop. Text on my QHD 25" screen is less smooth than text on my 4K laptop and retina Macbook Pro 13" (if there was no difference, Apple wouldn't have release a retina 13" laptop in the first place). Working with a lot of text, I would never go back to FHD if I have a choice.

I have the impression that those would say it's overkill are gamers who value frame/second and battery life for their gaming laptop over text rendering quality.
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Dec 22, 2018
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people that believe 4k doesn't look good on a 28" monitor have never seen 4k on 28" monitor lol
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Would this be good for documents / spreadsheets ? Been out of the monitor game for quite a while and mostly work with documents .
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Somewhere between Mi…
Stand height not adjustable. To me that's like having a computer chair not adjustable.
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JoseH35218 wrote: people that believe 4k doesn't look good on a 28" monitor have never seen 4k on 28" monitor lol
Yeah.. for my eyes 32” was too big for a 4K monitor. Saw jagged edges all over the place. I’m waiting for a deal on a 24-27” 4K.

My opinion is probably skewed by mostly using a 27” iMac 5K...
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reddyflag wrote: Stand height not adjustable. To me that's like having a computer chair not adjustable.
It have vesa 100x100 if that important to you.
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The screen in front of me (as I type) is a L28u-30 28 -- I bought it to replace my trusty HP 27es that my wife commandeered.
I'm thrilled with it.
It's crisp, clear and bright -- and the physical dimensions are near identical to my previous HP -- which is a bonus for my workspace situation.
The lack of height raise/lower or rotate isn't a factor in my situation.

The Windows font scaling "Recommended" level is 150%; I typically use that for day to day word processing/data entry.
When I'm working on two spreadsheets at the same time, I'll drop it to 100% - which works great for side-by-side viewing.
I did try a 29" LG previously; I returned it in an hour - it was too blocky; this Lenovo has been a wonderful surprise.
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Jun 13, 2017
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reddyflag wrote: Stand height not adjustable. To me that's like having a computer chair not adjustable.
Having VESA is just like getting hydraulic arms for your chair. Plus all that empty space on the ground
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blexann wrote: So is 4K overkill on a 28" monitor? or does it depend on use?
I've used a 1080p 27 inch and 1440p 32 inch for about 2 months now. It's a bit annoying to go from high res and drag it over to the smaller mon in a lower res. Not a deal breaker at all but it'd be nice to match up the resolutions.
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blexann wrote: So is 4K overkill on a 28" monitor? or does it depend on use?
Personally I find it’s perfect. I run it at 200% scaled (screen real estate looks like 1080p), but it’s 4x the pixel count and looks like a Retina display. Easy on the eyes and no discernible blockiness.

If you run at 150% it’ll look a 1440p screen with higher density.

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