Samsung 32″ 4K curved monitor UR590C (dual monitor review)

Samsung 32″ 4K curved monitor UR590C (dual monitor review)

In monitor land, there is a saying – you can never have enough space. The Samsung 32″ 4K curved monitor UR590C is enough, well a pair is – for now.

In COVID times, the Officeworks shelves are stripped bare of any work-from-home tech. Fortunately, Samsung makes most of this monitor – the panel and electronics, so you are more likely to both see it in the shop, and if it is out-of-stock, there will be shorter delivery times.

More and more, GadgetGuy is required to test computers, laptops, and docks with 4K monitors – in fact, a standard test now is dual 4K monitors. Samsung kindly agreed to loan us a pair for the testbed.

Off to Samsung’s monitor webpage to explore

Our requirements included a true 3840 x 2160 resolution, 16:9 format and preferably from 30-34″. We also had limited space – a 1200x660mm desk.

We started at Samsung’s monitor webpage to find something suitable. And in doing so went through the lot – Smart, Gaming, High Res, Curved, Flat, and Business. It has a handy filter section that allows you to set screen size, resolution, and more to narrow down the search.

  • Smart M-series is interesting, and we will be reviewing these shortly. These have a Tizen Samsung TV OS to ‘Do it all’ smart monitor. But mainly, being flat ruled them out.
  • Gaming G-series looked awesome but did not have a 4K in the size we were looking for
  • Hi-Res is where we found the Samsung 32″ 4K curved monitor UR590C that fit the bill perfectly – 4K, 16:9, 1500R curve and as a bonus 10-bit, 1 billion colours that would improve GadgetGuy’s image quality as well.
  • Flat – well, we rule this out as 32″ means a pair is too wide for the desk. Still, the 32″ S7 UHD was tempting.
  • Business offered some with the new USB-C interface, but our tests did not need that.

We found that there is something for everyone – 8-bit 16.7 million colours, 10-bit 1 billion colours, gaming low latency, HDMI/DP/USB-C interfaces, flat and curved. And you are more likely to find Samsung at your retailer or Samsung online.

Samsung 32″ 4K UR590 UHD Curved Monitor UR590C (SKU LU32R590CWEXXY)

Website here
Price $799
From Samsung online and quality retailers like JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, Good Guys and some specialist computer retailers
Warranty 3-years ACL
Country of Manufacture Vietnam
Samsung Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It is the world’s largest smartphone maker.
More You can read more GadgetGuy Samsung news and reviews here

Samsung 32″ 4K UR590 UHD Curved Monitor UR590C brief specs

This is not the flat UJ590 with Quantum Dot (SKU LU32J590UQEXXY), but it has similar specs.  This is a premium product to fill the need of ‘in your face with space’. It is not a gaming monitor with all those performance tricks. What it excels at is a damned good 4K monitor at a reasonable price.

You may see it advertised as Samsung U32R59X or UR32590.

Screen 32” 3440 x 2160, 139ppi, 4K, 1500R curved; 16:9, 60Hz Samsung VA panel
Brightness 250nits typical
Contrast 2500:1
Colours 1.07 billion (8bit+FRC)
Gamut Not factory calibrated but >100% sRGB
Lag 4ms Grey-to-Grey but 60Hz limits games appeal
Sound No, but plus 3.5mm audio out from HDMI or DP
Ports HDMI 2.0 (cable supplied) and DP 1.2
Size (W/H/D) 712.7 x 515.0 x 237.9 mm x 5.5kg inc stand
Stand V-shaped, Tilt only +/- 1-17° – NO VESA mount support
Power 19V/3.1A/59W plug pack, 3.5 stars based on 10 hours a day – 177kWh per year
Average power use is 30Wh
Bezels 10mm top and sides including case

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