Samsung U28R550 28 inch 4K UHD IPS model

A smart appearance

Samsung U28R550 28 inch 4K UHD IPS model Specification.

The current crop of 28′′ ‘4 K’ UHD models takes advantage of a rather uninspiring TN panel. The resolution itself is definitely a nice addition, but we are far more inclined to suggest the IPS-type choices for the 27′′. The Samsung U28R550 (or U28R55 of the UR55 series – extra suffixes and prefixes may apply) mixes things up a bit by offering an IPS-type panel of 28′′ ‘4K’. Aesthetically the monitor has a smart business-like appearance, with a silver-colored bottom bezel brushed metal effect and slender double-stage bezels at the top and sides. These top and side bezels include a flush panel border with the rest of the screen, plus a slim hard black exterior bezel. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled from the bottom with a small joystick under the Samsung logo

A smart appearance

The monitor uses a 28′′ IPS (In-Plane Switching or similar) panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD), a static contrast of 1000:1 and horizontal/vertical viewing angles of 178°/178°. In addition to Adaptive-Sync, a 60Hz refresh rate is supported, including support for AMD FreeSync with a refresh rate range of 40-60Hz. The monitor supports 10-bit colour and features a flicker-free WLED backlight offering 90% DCI-P3 coverage for a vibrant look plus a 300 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. The monitor provides basic support for HDR, responding to the content of HDR10 and making good use of its color gamut and color processing capabilities. Nevertheless, it lacks adequate luminance for even the most basic level of VESA DisplayHDR certification, and does not have any local dimming in the backlight to improve contrast.A 4ms grey to grey response time is specified (approach with caution), with some attractive additional features including some Low Blue Light (LBL) settings, PiP (Picture in Picture) and PbP (Picture by Picture) functionality. The included stand provides tilt as the only ergonomic versatility but can be removed and installed alternatively using VESA 75 x 75 mm. The rear ports face down in a recessed central area and include; DC power input (external ‘power brick’), DP 1.2a, 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, and a headphone jack of 3.5 mm.

Some VESA holes

Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s product page. The monitor is listed for €350 and should be launched shortly (hint – it has a 2019 model designation), further details on price and availability as we have them.

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Samsung U28R550


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