4K Monitors


Dell P2715Q – 27 inch 4K monitor

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The Dell P2715Q has everything you need in a 4K monitor. As a 27-inch IPS monitor with a 3840×2160 resolution, it offers lots of desktop space and fantastic image quality for 4K movies, YouTube videos, and gaming. Since it’s factory-calibrated, you won’t have to do anything to it (beyond tweaking its brightness and contrast) to benefit from its accurate colors. On the hardware side, it has a highly adjustable stand, it’s VESA-compatible for use with a monitor arm, and it comes with a built-in USB 3.0 hub. And unlike the technology on earlier 4K monitors, its single-stream DisplayPort connection can run the monitor at its full resolution at 60 Hz.


ViewSonic XG2700-4K – 27 inch 4K monitor


The ViewSonic XG2700-4K is a factory-calibrated, 27-inch, 3840×2160 IPS monitor with fantastic image quality. Unlike the Dell P2715Q, it can run at 60 Hz over HDMI if your computer supports HDMI 2.0. (The P2715Q can run at 60 Hz, but only over DisplayPort). The XG2700-4K also supports AMD’s FreeSync for tear-free gaming between 40 and 60 frames per second with a compatible graphics card.


BenQ BL3201PH – 32 inch 4K monitor

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If you want a monitor that’s big enough to run 4K without scaling (which can help you avoid quality issues with third-party apps), the BenQ BL3201PH is a great option. Its huge, 32-inch screen offers great color accuracy—even though it isn’t factory-calibrated. This monitor comes with DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort connections, HDMI connections (1.4), a DVI port, and five USB 3.0 ports. It also has built-in sensors that will switch the monitor into a power-saving mode when you move away from your desk.


Dell P2415Q – 24 inch 4K monitor

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The 24-inch Dell P2415Q is every bit as good as the 27-inch version in color accuracy, connections, ergonomics, and ease of use. If you’re scaling 1080p to 4K (the default setting on some Macs), it looks great, because icons can appear a touch large at 1080p on a 27-inch screen. But we must say that 24-inch monitor running at 4K resolution isn’t for everyone: Some people love smaller monitors with high-resolution displays, but others find them difficult to work with. Your enjoyment of the monitor depends on which operating system you’re using, how much scaling the OS is using, and how your favorite apps handle 4K. The scaling issues that affect most 4K monitors—blurring of upscaled elements and miniaturization of nonscaled ones—can feel pronounced on smaller screens.


Sharp PN-K322B – 31.5 inch 4K touch monitor

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And now something completely different – 4K monitor with touch capabilities – Sharp PN-K322B. Sharp is no stranger to making high-quality displays, and with the PN-K322B, the company has a 4K, ultra-high definition LCD touchscreen that’s aimed at the business sector. It comes in a size of 31.5 inches and it has a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. That’s only one of the drawcards, though; the other is a stand that allows the screen to be tilted downwards so that you can almost lean on it while you use it. Sharp ships the screen with a fine-tipped pen, and you can draw on the screen without leaving much of a paw print, though you still can’t completely rest your hand on it without leaving a mark while you write.

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