Well, there is no denying that the natural successor to today’s 1080p screens is 4K screens, also marketed as Ultra High Definition (UHD). With a resolution of 3840 x 2160, 4K monitors offer 4 times as many pixels, which result in very detailed pictures. If you thought your 1080p screen delivers ultra-clear images, then you haven’t seen anything yet, until you try 4K. And once you’ve used it, you will find it hard to turn back. But in today’s world, a 4K monitor is not complete without HDMI 2.0 inputs.
If you had bought any gadget with an HDMI connector in the past few years, then it’s probably version 1.4. This version administers 4K resolution at 24 or 30 frames per second. With the TV industry inexorably moving toward 4K ultra HD, there was a need for more bandwidth to handle the future higher frame rates and resolutions. And that’s how the idea of HDMI 2.0 was born. HDMI 2.0 can easily dole out 4K ultra HD videos at 50 or 60 frames per second.
What more, they can transfer data at up to 18Gps unlike HDMI 1.4 than can go up to 10.2Gps. However, to enjoy these features, you will need a serious PC that has support for HDMI 2.0. In this article, we will introduce you to the best 4K monitors with HDMI 2.0 support. Be sure to check out our article on the best 4K PC monitors for Windows 10 users.
The best 4K monitors with HDMI 2.0 support
Samsung UE590 (recommended)
If you do a lot of gaming, then the Samsung UE590 is for you. This 4K monitor comes in two flavors; 28-inch version and the more expensive 28-inch version. Both versions come with 2 HDMI 2.0 ports that support UHD resolution at 60Hz refresh rate. The UE590 boasts of over 1 billion colors reproduction. As a result, games, movies, and other content look incredibly detailed and ultra-realistic.
In addition, the monitor features a lightning-fast response time of 1-4ms, making images appear smooth even in fast-moving scenes. This is a dream come true feature for gaming enthusiasts and movie lovers. In addition, the monitor features PIP 2.0 technology, which lets you simultaneously watch videos in one window while still working on a spreadsheet.
ViewSonic VP2780-4K monitor (suggested)
This 10-bit 27-inch monitor from ViewSonic delivers Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 native resolution at 60Hz. Its’ super-clear IPS technology for ultra-high definition multimedia applications make it ideal for those who work on color-critical applications such as developers and graphic designers. The monitor also comes with a host of connectivity options including HDMI 2.0 that supports 4K content at 60Hz. Other video inputs include DisplayPort, 4 USB 3.0, and dual MHL connectivity.
The VP2780 is not limited in features. It is capable of displaying up to 1.07 billion colors along with a 14-bit 3D lookup table. The resulting images have deep color and incredible clarity. It’s also equipped with blue light filter technology so you can watch your favorite videos in 4K without having to worry about digital eyestrain and its long-term effects.
Asus MG28UQ 28” 4K Monitor
Asus is renowned for the manufacture of high-end gaming laptops, and their MG28UQ monitor further perpetuates that legacy. The company packs all the specs to satisfy gaming enthusiasts as well as casual and office users in this ultra-high definition 4K monitor. The monitor features Advanced Sync technology and a lightning fast 1ms response time for smooth visuals and responsive controls.
These features make it the go-to choice for gaming enthusiasts. Connectivity department is not left behind. The monitor offers a wealth of connectivity options including HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort, and 2 USB 3.0 ports. Moreover, the monitor is VESA mountable and comes with a fully adjustable support.
Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page. If you’re interested in other monitors, check out our wide collection of guides.