Samsung U32R590C curved 4K VA model with FreeSync supportAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
The ‘4K’ UHD resolution works nicely on ~32” screens, with a high but not extreme pixel density bringing good detail and clarity without necessitating high levels of (if any) scaling. The more affordable models out there use a variant of the same Innolux VA panel, which leaves a bit to be desired in some respects. The Samsung U32R590C (or LU32R590C with various regional suffixes) or UR59C offers an alternative. The most notable change is the use of a 1500R curved panel, which is a moderately steep curvature for the screen size. In our experience you can expect it to draw you into the experience a bit and potentially enhance viewing comfort, but not feel unnatural or make the image appear distorted. The monitor features a slender dual-stage bezel design, with thin panel border around the image and hard outer plastic component. The bottom bezel is brushed-effect silver plastic. The stand is powder-coated metal and has a Y-shaped base design. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a small joystick (JOG button) beneath the front Samsung logo.
The monitor uses a 32” VA (Vertical Alignment) panel, likely a Samsung SVA (‘Super’ Vertical Alignment) part. This has a 1500R curve and 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) resolution as noted previously. This is accompanied by a 60Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync via Adaptive-Sync on the monitor, allowing a variable refresh rate to be leveraged. The variable refresh rate range is believed to be 40 – 60Hz. Other aspects of note include a matte anti-glare screen surface, 10-bit colour support, a specified 2500:1 static contrast and 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles. A flicker-free WLED backlight is used offering ~sRGB colour space coverage with perhaps a bit of extension beyond but no extended colour space support. This is accompanied by a typical maximum luminance of 250 cd/m², whilst a 4ms grey to grey response time is specified (take with salt). The monitor includes Low Blue Light (LBL) settings, including ‘Eye Saver Mode’ which purposefully reduces contrast and greatly reduces blue light output. And a colour temperature setting (‘Warm2’) which significantly reduces blue light output without the contrast hit. The rear has a material-textured ‘dark blue grey’ plastic finish. The included stand offers tilt as the ergonomic option and there is no VESA mounting provision. The ports are hidden behind a removable port cover are minimal, with only a DC power input (external ‘power brick’), 3.5mm headphone jack and HDMI 2.0 noted on the official spec sheet.
Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is available with an MSRP of $499.99. An alternative model with white stand and rear is also available, the U32R591C.