Most consumers want an HD TV to watch TV. So why not an HD monitor too? A 4K monitor shows an ultra-high resolution 4,000-pixel image. The images are clear and precise, creating a digital sky for anyone who uses a PC to work or play. The is the perfect example of this and that's why it's our first choice.
But don't worry if you're not sure which monitor to put your money on. Our roundup of the best 4K monitors for 2020 is designed to help you make the right choice.
Why should you buy this: The monitor offers the best 4K features for the price.
Who is it for: Anyone looking for a medium-sized 4K monitor with excellent image quality is ready to use right away.
Why we chose the LG 27UK850-W:
This superb 4K display from LG has it all. The underlying IPS panel offers 3840 x 2160 resolution and HDR10 compatibility and supports 99% of the sRGB color gamut for the best results when you are concerned about details and image quality. There's also FreeSync technology, which is used to avoid screen tearing and stuttering on compatible AMD GPUs or even some Nvidia GPUs.
Numerous controls on the screen allow easy access to volume, brightness, split-screen functions, game modes and more. The design includes a stable base and means to tilt, swivel and adjust the height as needed for your space.
We like that very muchhas a USB-C port for the latest connections and accessories. HDMI, DisplayPort and USB 3.2 ports are also included, offering a versatile collection of connectivity options.
Acer Predator XB3
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Why should you buy this: Acer's Predator family has great gaming features, and this 4K model is just the icing on the cake.
Who is it for: Gamers who need this high resolution but are not interested in an ultrawide screen.
Why we chose the Aver Predator XB3:
Are you looking for a top 4K gaming monitor? Acer's Predator series is always a great choice, and this 27-inch XB3 model is really impressive. It offers G-Sync, HDR and a refresh rate that can reach 144 Hz with the right setup (overclocked DisplayPort connection).
If you don't need an ultrawide, this is a gamer's dream and there are plenty of controls for positioning, color and brightness. Our tests have shown that the XB3 does astonishingly well in terms of HDR-capable brightness and color accuracy.
The main disadvantage of theis that the menu controls that use a joystick and collection of buttons are somewhat difficult to get to and use with no practice.
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q
Why should you buy this: It's a solid Dell monitor that offers some extra features to help you get the most out of your 4K experience.
Who is it for: Those who want to spend a little more on a monitor and want a screen that can do it all.
Why we chose the Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q:
Another fantastic 4K monitor from Dell is the U2718Q. It's not quite as cheap as the P2715Q, but still offers fantastic 4K clarity when HDR is tucked into a reasonably large 27-inch panel. It is based on IPS technology for excellent color clarity and viewing angles of almost 180 degrees. It has a natural contrast ratio of 1,300: 1 for deep blacks and strong whites.
While not designed for gaming, the 5ms response time is more than fast enough for most gamers. Thanks to the refresh rate of 60 Hz, games can be displayed at reasonable frame rates. It's not a patch on 144Hz + panels, but few gaming rigs can even output more than 60 FPS at 1440p, let alone 4K.
Theeverything is packaged in a Dell InfinityEdge frame and offers an almost limitless experience with incredibly thin frames. It's also lightweight and can be adjusted by height, pivoting, swiveling, and tilting.
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Why should you buy this: BenQ's 4K monitor offers incredible color accuracy and extra screen space.
Who is it for: Artists and those who use their monitors for home entertainment.
Why we chose the BenQ PD3200U:
If you like (or don't mind) your 4K monitor with a relatively chunky design, the 32-inch BenQ PD3200U is worth recommending. With near-perfect color accuracy, it's a great 4K display for professionals, yet offers a fast 4ms response time for gaming. With a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees, you get a great picture no matter where you are seated. This makes it a viable option for working together while watching movies with friends.
As much as the clunky design may seem daunting to some, thatThe essential framework is not weak or overly flexible. This gives it a sturdy build quality that you won't always find at this competitive price point.
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There are many reasons to buy the LG34WK95-U, especially when your most ambitious at your desk and spending a lot of time in front of a screen. The ultra-wide design and the clear clarity of the Ultra HD resolution alone are reasons enough.
Whether you are a professional or a gamer, as long as you need the clearest display with exceptional detail and lots of space on your monitor, this model is for you.
If our previous suggestions still aren't big enough for your work or game, the LG34WK95-U may be perfect for you. We also love this LG monitor for those who work with graphics and any design. The LG34WK95-U is a 5K monitor with a pixel increase to 5,120 x 2,160 resolution. If you need to be extremely detailed with your work or art, this is the screen to consider.
The LG34WK95-U also features “Nano IPS” technology, which offers improved color accuracy and a refresh rate of 60 Hz with a response time of 5 ms.
If you need a variety of ports, you can get them with this monitor too. In addition to USB-A upstream and downstream, the LG34WK95-U has a DisplayPort connection, a Thunderbolt 3, two HDMI and USB-C connections. The only downside: you will likely need a larger desk to fit this amazing animal.