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Master Geek

#154803 7-Nov-2014 23:40
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Hi all. I'm looking to replace my dual monitor 1080 setup with a single large 4k monitor. My graphics card is capable of running it through the display port. What I'm interested in is which model should I pick. I was considering 3 which I have listed from most to least favoured below. Is there anything else I should consider ($1000 budget)? It seems the Asus has the least lag but is the most expensive. I believe they are all 10 bit panels and support 60hz through display port. That is about the extent of my knowledge on what I should be looking for. Any advice would be appreciated.

2) Samsung U28d590d
3) AOCU2868ipqu

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Ultimate Geek

  #1182165 24-Nov-2014 14:29
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Just bought the Samsung U28d590d from PBTech and connected via Displayport cable. Using a Macbook Pro 15" Retina with Iris Pro graphics. This gives the 4K at 60 Hz. The HDMI connection was very slow, with lots of mouse lag. I used a Lenovo mini displayport to displayport cable. Had to reduce the brightness a bit but that was all. Very happy with it. 


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Master Geek

  #1182173 24-Nov-2014 14:36
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Thanks for the reply.



I ended up getting the Asus. It was a lot more expensive but I was keen on the adjustable stand. It ended up having a bright pixel so I am sending it back. Also the buttons to control the menu are an absolute pain. The panel is nice though and it does 4k at 60hz nicely although I had to manually set it to DP 1.2 before it would accept it.



I hear PB tech has the U28d590d for under $600 tonight.



For anyone who looks at this I would not recommend the Asus unless you really need the adjustable stand. Better off saving your money and getting the Samsung U28d590d.


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Uber Geek


  #1182232 24-Nov-2014 16:32
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My recommendation is if you use windows - wait until Windows 10 and hope they have competent high res monitor support in it... Even Windows 8.1 gives a really variable experience... Many apps don't support high res well and you end up with unreadably small fonts. It's simply not mature on windows yet

On Mac however, it all works well.

Cheers - N



Please note all comments are the product of my own brain and don't necessarily represent the position or opinions of my employer, previous employers, colleagues, friends or pets.

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Master Geek

  #1183938 27-Nov-2014 11:30
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I'm waiting for Philips 40" 4K LED BDM4065UC/00. :)


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Master Geek

  #1183945 27-Nov-2014 11:35
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Go big or go home. lol. Coming from 2 x 24" 1080 monitors I feel the 28" is actually too small. I think for me at least a 32" 4k would be the sweet spot for a monitor. Also if it is just being used as a monitor and never to watch movies etc then a curve would be nice. 

Just another point about the PB287q. It has too much glare. I'm not sure if the Samsung is any better.

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