Tech Review Tuesday: Samsung U28E590D vs Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
Posted 30th October 2018 By: Derpina    275 Views
Esports News – In the world of competitive gaming, the hardware that professionals use is a big factor. The right gear can mean the difference between a good game and a bad game. Ultimately, your skills aren’t enough to bring you on top if you always rely on basic gaming equipment. Most action video games are all about reflexes and accuracy, so you can’t afford delays.
Responding to that, this week’s episode of Tipify Gaming Equipment series features two gaming monitors for professional esports players and beginners to benefit from: Samsung U28E590D and Dell UltraSharp UP3218K. While the two models are on different classifications, we want emphasize that the quality of gaming equipment can never be determined by its price. So, we put these two side by side for you to be able to set apart your needs from your wants in terms of gaming.
This 4k, 28-inch monitor from Samsung is a 2015 best-seller. Professional gamers are very fond of this particular model because it displays sharper images and is less expensive than its counterparts that feature in-plane switching (IPS) or Vertical Alignment (VA) panels. Running alongside the 4k resolution are its outstanding specs: 1,000:1 Static Contrast Ratio, 170°/160° viewing angles, 1ms response rate, AMD FreeSync Technology, and 1 billion color support. It’s important to know that the combination of FreeSync and 4K resolution is designed to match refresh rates between your computer’s GPU and the monitor itself, allowing the two to synchronize smoothly and prevent lags or stutter. On top of this excellent synchronization, its lightning fast response rate of 1ms can deliver on-screen accurate movements based on mouse and console controls. Price-wise, the Samsung retails at around $400 USD.
In terms of visual specs, the Samsung U28E590D carries a solid package of high-grade materials. The monitor displays a matte glare reducing system that makes it possible to play graphic-heavy games in brightly lit and dark areas. The build boasts off a stunning matte black body framed by a narrow bezel with metallic rims. You can easily mount it on any wall without taking into consideration some problematic angles for comfortable gaming. More than that it can still hold its own in 2018.
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
This 8k, 32-inch monitor from Dell is ultimately aimed at professionals. If 4k is already crisp and clear, what more if your gaming monitor supports 8k? Aside from the resolution, the Dell UltraSharp UP3218K carries higher than average specs such as 1300:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits brightness, 60Hz refresh rate, 178°/178° viewing angles, Dell’s UltraSharp range, and 1.07 billion color support. The ultra-high resolution, along with the color handling of the monitor, makes all esports graphics look incredible. In most cases, the visual effect can reach 3D detail on display. It’s definitely a step up over other professional monitors. The Dell retails north of $4,000 USD, which is significantly steep for novice gamers, but does cover a broader range of features for those wanting to maximize the potential of particular titles.
In terms of build and finish, one can say that this particular Dell Monitor is one of the most professional-looking gaming equipment in the market. Its base and body are made of durable, brushed aluminum. Additionally, you can adjust the screen 20mm vertically and rotate it 90 degrees to switch between landscape and portrait orientation—a very useful feature for gamers who are always having a hard time finding the most comfortable gaming position.