The Samsung U32E850R is a 31,5 inch monitor with 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution and support for DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort and two HDMI connections.
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Pro Great image quality
This Samsung display uses an IPS panel, which results in a better color reproduction, brightness, contrast and overall great image quality.
Pro Low stand-by power consumption
The U32E850R only consumes about 0,3 watts of power per hour in stand-by, which makes it one of the more energy efficient 4K displays available. For example, the AOC C3583FQ 35 inch display consumes a hefty 60 watts.
Pro Excellent viewing angles
The viewing angles of the MG24UQ are excellent and no color shifting (the distortion of colors) occurs when looking at the display from a horizontal or vertical angle.
Pro Rotatable, tiltable and adjustable in height
You can easily adjust the height of the monitor, and you can also rotate it and switch between landscape and portrait mode.
Pro 4-port USB 3.0 hub
The monitor also doubles as a 4-port USB 3.0 hub, allowing you to quickly connect your devices on the display.
Pro Extremely sharp
The Samsung U32E850R uses a 4K-display with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels, which is four times the amount of pixels of a Full HD display. This results in an extremely sharp image and overall great image quality. In terms of pixel density which is measured in pixels per inch, this display achieves just a little bit under 140 ppi. A 32 inch display with a Full HD resolution would only achieve half of that - 70 ppi.
Pro Allows you to use two inputs at once
The Samsung U32E850R has a great multitasking feature, which allows you to use two devices on the screen at the same time. You can either choose to use an overlay mode (picture-in-picture), or display the images side by side (picture by picture).
With an average price tag of $1000, the Samsung U32E850R is positioned in the higher-end market. However, some other 4K monitors with comparable specifications and features offer more value.
Con 4K resolution doesn't scale well with all software
Due to the native 4K resolution and the relatively small 28 inch screen size, text can be hard to read in Windows and other non-gaming environments, such as Adobe's software. Not everything scales well in 4K (yet).
Con Size limits viewing angles in corners
Although the U32E850R uses a PLS panel which is known for its great image reproduction and viewing angles, the sheer size of this display results in slightly worse viewing angles in the corners. The small difference is noticeable in dark situations.
Con No cables included
The only cables included with the monitor are a power cable and a USB cable, no HDMI or DisplayPort connectors are included. For a monitor with this hefty price tag, it's disappointing not to receive the complete package.
Con Maximum refresh rate limited to 60Hz
The U32E850R is not as fast as some other monitors, despite the fact that is supports AMD FreeSync. The minimum refresh rate is 48 Hz, with a maximum of 60 frames per second. Some of the more fast-paced games don't look as fluent on this iiyama as on other displays with a higher refresh rate.
Con Slower response time
The response time of this display is limited a 4 ms, which is excellent for normal usage but isn't as fast as some other monitors. In fast-paced gaming situations, ghosting may occur - ghosting happens when the previous image can still be seen on the screen due to a slower refresh rate.