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Samsung F32TU87 4K UHD model with VA panel

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The combination of ~32″ screen size and 3840 x 2160 resolution is attractive to many, providing an excellent but not extreme pixel density and an expansive screen area. The Samsung F32TU87 (additional prefixes and suffixes may apply) offers this with a smart and minimalistic home-office appearance. The stand base is a navy (‘dark blue grey’) coloured powder-coated metal, whilst the bottom bezel is matte silver plastic with a brushed texture. The top and side bezels are slim with a dual-stage design, incorporating a slender panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen. Plus a slim hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a at the rear of the monitor, towards the bottom right as viewed from in front.

Smart and minimalistic appearance

A 31.5″ Samsung SVA (‘Super’ Vertical Alignment) panel is used, with 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) resolution, 60Hz refresh rate and light matte anti-glare finish. A flat variant of the Philips 328E1CA‘s panel, in other words, a model we praise quite a lot on this website. A static contrast ratio of 2500:1 is specified alongside 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles. 10-bit colour is supported and a flicker-free WLED backlight is used, offering a 250 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 91.6% DCI-P3 colour space coverage (99.9% sRGB and 85% Adobe RGB also specified). The monitor offers basic HDR support – it will respond to HDR10 content and can make use of a 10-bit colour signal and its somewhat extended colour gamut, but lacks local dimming or a particularly high luminance for HDR. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings including ‘Eye Saver Mode’ are found, whilst an 8ms grey to grey response time is specified. This is notably higher than the usual 4ms specified for VA panels like this, but these values give an incredibly poor and misleading indication of what to expect. So it’s best not to put too much weight on this figure. The included stand offers full adjustability and can be removed using a quick-release latch and replaced by an alternative 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution. Most of the ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports (92W and 15W PD, DP Alt Mode) and a LAN port. Additional ports face backwards in a recessed area towards the left of the stand base; 2 USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

A textured rear

Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$600.

Samsung F32TU87