It had to happen and, finally it's here: The 4K screen price war is in full effect with the charge being led by Dell and now closely followed up by Samsung. KitGuru scans the Overclockers web site for details and comes back impressed.
Over on the Overclockers Forum, Commissario Gibbo has just opened the pages of the 4K gospel and preached impressive value to the waiting audience.
The subject of the sermon was 4K goodness, dropping to below the £500 level, for a Samsung monitor that supports 60Hz refresh at full res with 1ms response time.
In his own words, Gibbo said, “With the Samsung U28D590 the novel feature is the 4K resolution (3840×2160), which exceeds full HD (1920×1080) by four times. Natural colour reproduction with soft colour transitions is achieved by delivering over 1 billion colours. Response time is 1 MS, which perfect for advanced game content. It also offers PIP 2.0 which allows videographers to bring in a second source ‘Picture in Picture'”.
“Connectivity is well taken care of with 2 HDMI ports and one DisplayPort. This monitor can be easily connected to Microsoft's XBOX ONE or Sony's PlayStation 4”.
So what does the full spec look like?
– Size with stand (W x H x D ) : 660.9×486.3×169.4 (mm)
– Without stand (W x H x D ): 660.9×410.0x64.7 (mm)
– Packaging (W x H x D ): 794x452x109 (mm)
– Display Screen Size: 28″ (70.8cm)
– Aspect ratio: 16:9
– Panel Type: TN
– Brightness: 300cd/m2
– Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Typ)
– Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10,000,000
– Resolution: 3840×2160
– Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
– Color Support : 1B
– Viewing Angle (H / V ): 170 ° / 160 °
– Connectivity: 2x HDMI (30Hz), 1x DisplayPort (60Hz)
– USB Hub: NO
– Speakers: NO
– Warranty: 2yr
All of this is available for just £499.
We can now expect 4K TV prices to drop like a stone in advance of the World Cup.
KitGuru says: Utterly amazing. From the time the 30Hz Sieko 4K TV was launch through Sears in the USA mid-way through 2013, we've been waiting for the other shoe to fall. CLUNK. It's here at Overclockers.
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