Monday, September 29th 2014

Samsung Introduces SD590C 27-inch Curved LED Monitor

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a world leader in display technology, today announced the SD590C curved monitor. Architected as the ultimate entertainment display, it delivers a completely immersive viewing experience, while its super narrow bezel seamlessly allow for multi-screen extension. Stereo speakers built directly into the monitor's curve complete the package with high-quality surround sound, while a specialized mode optimizes the monitor for gaming with just one click.

"As a leader in the display industry, Samsung is committed to pushing the envelope on both monitor design and technology to offer consumers the best experience possible," said Ron Gazzola, vice president of marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "The SD590C represents that vision, with a curved design that was carefully engineered to draw you into the display and truly make you feel a part of the content."

Unparalleled Viewing Experience
The SD590C provides a viewing experience like no other monitor, thanks to its curved design. Samsung engineers conducted extensive research on the human eye to determine the optimal monitor curve radius, resulting in a product that is both captivating and comfortable to use.

The SD590C's curved LED screen provides users with a unique perspective ideal for viewing content ranging from multimedia to games. Through its carefully selected curvature of 4000R, the monitor has a wider field of view than flat 27-inch panels, drawing viewers in like no other LED, while also making the display seem bigger than 27-inches. Furthermore, since the user is absorbed in the onscreen action, peripheral visual clutter is reduced, providing a more comfortable viewing experience that is significantly easier on the eyes.

Because the display's edges are physically closer to the user's eyes and match their natural curve, users don't need to shift focus to see the ends of the screen. This component is ideal for serious gamers or office workers who spend extended hours in front of a computer.

High brightness (350 nit) and 3000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio add to the experience by making images and video appear even truer to life with deeper blacks, pristine whites and amazingly bright colors. With the screen's wide field of view, you can enjoy all your multimedia content freely from nearly anywhere in the room with incredible picture quality.

Optimized for Gaming and Entertainment
The SD590C pairs its deeply immersive viewing experience with equally impressive surround sound, provided by 5-Watt, 2-channel dual stereo speakers built right into the curve. The speakers deliver rich, high-quality stereo sound that envelops users, enabling them to experience theater-level acoustics when enjoying movies and music in the comfort of their own hone.

Gaming on the SD590C is also a uniquely enveloping experience. With just one click, the monitor switches into Game Mode, instantly adjusting settings for optimized play. It intelligently detects changes in scenes, enhances the color, and alters the screen's contrast to make the darks darker and the lights lighter. With Game Mode, users can see all the action at all times, even in the darkest scenes. The curved screen makes the action more lifelike than ever, plunging users into a gaming experience so exhilarating it will keep them at the edge of their seat.

Game Boost also enriches sound to further boost gaming in two ways: first, the monitor's equalizers are adjusted to make sound effects sound true to life. Second, the most important game noises (for example, car noises in a driving game, explosions in an action game, or character sounds in a role playing game) will stand out over the background music. When paired with the display enhancements above, the result is an unmatched gaming experience.

Users can connect two or even three SD590C monitors simultaneously to create a wider, gentler curve that delivers an incredible viewing experience for all games and multimedia content.

Elegant and Ergonomic Design
The SD590C monitor features a clean, understated look and narrow bezel that keeps users focused on the content while still standing out on their desk. The screen is elevated on a curved metallic stand with an angled neck, which makes it appear to float weightlessly. The elegant silhouette is enhanced by the monitor's sleek back, ensuring that it looks gorgeous from all angles.

The SD590C will be available in the U.S. beginning October 1, 2014 for an MSRP of $429.99.
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13 Comments on Samsung Introduces SD590C 27-inch Curved LED Monitor

#1
btarunr
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That T-shaped stand is murder. It wobbles even with mouse movements.
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Octavean
btarunr said:
That T-shaped stand is murder. It wobbles even with mouse movements.
I have a 28" Samsung U28D590D 4K monitor and I can attest to the stand being of highly questionable quality (and style over substance design). However, It doesn't wobble from mouse movement. I would have to touch the monitor to make it wobble. If the desk its on is unsteady and of poor quality then I could see the monitor stand moving from mouse movement.

Having said that, I have one thing to say about the 27" Samsung SD590C:

~$429.99 is way too much money IMO for any 27" monitor at 1920x1080 in todays market unless it has some special feature that somehow justifies it. Said special feature might be something like G-Sync whereby the royalties and additional proprietary hardware can be looked to for the additional expense. Curving the display "slightly" doesn't register in my book as a justifiable expense and this should be a roughly ~$200 USD monitor which means its over priced by about ~$230 USD.

Thats just my opinion naturally.

Also human eye's are not cylindrical they are spherical. Therefore matching the natural curve of the human eye would seem to demand a concave design not a simple slight curve about a vertical axes.
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#3
buggalugs
Ya, I'm not feelin the curved displays. Even the big curved TVs don't look right to me.
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64K
Octavean said:
~$429.99 is way too much money IMO for any 27" monitor at 1920x1080 in todays market unless it has some special feature that somehow justifies it. Said special feature might be something like G-Sync whereby the royalties and additional proprietary hardware can be looked to for the additional expense. Curving the display "slightly" doesn't register in my book as a justifiable expense and this should be a roughly ~$200 USD monitor which means its over priced by about ~$230 USD.
I thought Samsung 27 in were around $300 so I checked at Amazon and you're right. You can get one for $200. There is even one for $188. I think the novelty of having a curved monitor isn't worth $230 either. The shaky stand is bad as well.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
buggalugs said:
Ya, I'm not feelin the curved displays. Even the big curved TVs don't look right to me.
I want to at least see what they look like IRL. I imagine it could be pretty good, if done right.

What I really hate about modern monitors is that a whole lot of them does not support any kind of mounting.
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#6
Annoyinggorilla
Frick said:
I want to at least see what they look like IRL. I imagine it could be pretty good, if done right.

What I really hate about modern monitors is that a whole lot of them does not support any kind of mounting.
Those four holes for VESA mount have been "a premium feature" for years, which is ridiculous. Like the somewhat bizarre price point for this curved monitor. If they are looking to persuade punters over the curved gimmick, lower the entry level for a monitor that otherwise has a very ordinary specification. Me, I wont buy a monitor that cannot be mounted, its all about the choice.
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#7
bogami
If this cood be 4k :( ill buyit . Onle 1920 x1080:(
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#8
Octavean
Don't get me wrong. I'm not suggesting that 1920x1080 ~27" monitors have no place in todays market. I have no issues with such monitors. However, I typically see such 1920x1080 ~27" (TN) monitors as quasi economy options given their typical sub ~$200 USD price point and you just can't elevate what should be a cheap product to over twice the price like this,....

If this were 2560x1440 for this ~$429.99 price point I would have had less issue with it. 4K 3840x2160 as well but that is a little unrealistic at ~$429.99 in todays market. For 4K it should be more like ~$599.

Bottom-line, if manufacturers want to charge a premium for this weak premise of a feature then fine but it should be a reasonably subdued markup. I personally don't want a curved display at any price but for me ~$25 to ~$50 over the standard asking price for an economy monitor with such specs is acceptable,.....not over twice the price.
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btarunr
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Octavean said:
I have a 28" Samsung U28D590D 4K monitor and I can attest to the stand being of highly questionable quality (and style over substance design)..
Yup, same display here. My desk has a weird keyboard/mouse plank drawer. So even typing and mouse movements cause the display to wobble.
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#10
eidairaman1
Shoot all the flat tvs suffer from the stand wobble they need to be pushed to each end of the tv.
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#11
Octavean
btarunr said:
Yup, same display here. My desk has a weird keyboard/mouse plank drawer. So even typing and mouse movements cause the display to wobble.
I hear you,...

If the foundation (i.e. desk) is rickety then you might as well have jello on springs with this of type of monitor stand.

Personally I don't even technically have a desk since I gave my old one to my Wife. One day I figured I could make something better and settled on two half-hight filing cabinets with some wood topped off with some laminated flooring to finish it off. Sturdy as a rook and looks good too IMO,....cheep and no appreciable monitor wobble even if I hit the desk with my fists. It even has a keyboard drawer which again causes no movement on the desk itself or monitors.

My Samsung U28D590D is flanked by Asus 27" 1920x1080 monitors on either side for a triple monitor setup but I don't think this adds any additional stability to the stand (although it might since they are touching).

This curved Samsung monitor here has VESA support though,....I think.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Octavean said:
I hear you,...

If the foundation (i.e. desk) is rickety then you might as well have jello on springs with this of type of monitor stand.

Personally I don't even technically have a desk since I gave my old one to my Wife. One day I figured I could make something better and settled on two half-hight filing cabinets with some wood topped off with some laminated flooring to finish it off. Sturdy as a rook and looks good too IMO,....cheep and no appreciable monitor wobble even if I hit the desk with my fists. It even has a keyboard drawer which again causes no movement on the desk itself or monitors.

My Samsung U28D590D is flanked by Asus 27" 1920x1080 monitors on either side for a triple monitor setup but I don't think this adds any additional stability to the stand (although it might since they are touching).

This curved Samsung monitor here has VESA support though,....I think.
Yeah, the U28D590D even lacks VESA bolts. But that wouldn't have helped in my case. Here's my desk. It's a tiny bookshelf like thing with plastic wheels, a drawer that holds the keyboard, and a sub-drawer that holds the mousepad.







Very flimsy.
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#13
Octavean
It doesn't look bad though,....

At least you keep it neat,... ;)
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