Samsung Tries Wooing Multitaskers With 28-Inch 4K Utra HD Monitor Supporting Picture-In-Picture

Samsung is joining the push to empower desktop PC users with 4K ultra high definition (UHD) displays by announcing its new UD590 monitor. Like other 4K panels, the UD590 offers four times the resolution and pixels of a Full HD 1080p display at 3840x2160 versus 1920x1080. This allows for significantly more on-screen real-estate to play with and is especially useful when working with large, detailed photos and graphics.

The UD590 is built around an LED-backlit Twisted Nematic (TN) panel. These are lower quality panels compared to In-Plane Switching (IPS) and the such, though the upshot for consumers and gamers is that they're typically less expensive to own and capable of handling fast moving visuals without nasty artifacts. In this case, the UD590 retails for $700 MSRP and has a 1ms response time.

Samsung UD590

Other specifications include 170-degree/160-degree viewing angles, 370 cd/m2 brightness, two HDMI ports, a single DisplayPort, audio outputs, -1 to +15 degrees of tilt, and Picture-in-Picture 2.0 support, the latter of which affords users easy multitasking and the ability to adjust resolution, screen position, and sound as desired. Using PiP 2.0, users can even watch videos that maintain 100 percent of the source resolution.

"Samsung is a worldwide leader in display technology renowned for our UHD 4K TVs. The UD590 brings that UHD 4K technology to our monitor line up, offering unparalleled imagery right at your desk," said Ron Gazzola, Vice President of Consumer IT Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "It offers a viewing experience unlike any other, perfect for consumers looking to enjoy premium display quality in their homes. We’re also introducing several other consumer monitors this year to offer a wide range of high performing options to meet the needs of any user."

The UD590 is available to pre-order now and will ship to consumers and retailers in April.