Evolution in the display technology has taken a huge turn in the past few years, and things keep on getting better and cheaper every year. A few years ago, the Korean tech giant LG introduced the world first 3D UHD TV using the 4K system, and now almost all manufacturers have followed the bandwagon.
We even have 4K monitors that have taken computer resolution to a whole new level. But what exactly is 4K? Used correctly, 4K describes the 4096 X 2160 resolution first introduced in theaters. That resolution has been standardized to 3,840 X 2160 which is also known as Ultra HD and targets consumer electronics.
Recall that your laptop or HDTV has a native resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels. This makes 4K monitors 4 times brighter and more colorful that what you are used to seeing. The digital arena has also been marked by other high-end monitor display technologies that are here to further refine the 4K resolution.
We now have 4K IPS monitors and OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) monitors. After defining a new era in TV technology, OLED displays have finally transcended to computer monitors. In this article, we will discuss the best 4K monitors for Windows 10. (The prices are as at the time of writing this article and are subject to change).
The Best 4K Monitors for Windows 10
The Dell P2715Q packs every top feature you’d expect to find in a premium 4K monitor. As a 27-inch IPS monitor with a 3840 x 2160 resolution, it produces fantastic images for 4K movies, gaming, YouTube videos and a lot of desktop space for office work. With 99% RGB color average, expect the colors to pop with high clarity. On the hardware side, the Dell P2715Q is elegantly designed with a terrific ergonomic stand. The monitor is also VESA compatible so you can easily mount it or use it with a monitor arm. It comes with 4 USB 3.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini Display Port, DisplayPort Output, and Audio line-out.
If elegance is one of your major considerations, then you should check out the Acer S277HK 4K monitor. It comes with an unusual design that makes it look like a sophisticated piece of technology for use in a space ship. Aesthetics are not the only reason why the Acer S277HK steals the spotlight, the colors are the kind you have to see to believe. Sharpness and brightness are the forte of this monitor. The excellent color accuracy and gamma means the monitor can handle a wider color gamut accurately. However, it’s not perfect. Video inputs include HDMI 2.0, DVI, DisplayPort, mini-DispalyPort, 3.5 mm audio jack. It has no USB ports and also not VESA compatible.
Samsung UE590 UHD-QHD monitor
If you do a lot of gaming and like watching movies, then you might want to check out the Samsung UHD monitor UE590. The monitor’s specs are thoroughly suited for entertainment and gaming needs. It has a contrast ratio of 1000:1, a tilt of -2 to 200, and a response time of between 1-4 ms. The lightning-fast 1ms response rate lets you enjoy smooth images even during fast-moving scenes. The monitor is available in two versions: the 24 inches U24E590D and the 28 inches U28E590D. You can connect multiple UHD devices like gaming consoles. There is a DisplayPort at the back and 2 HDMI 2.0 ports so it can handle 4K signals from compatible sources at 60Hz refresh rate.
Samsung never compromises when it comes to displaying technology and the company’s U32D970Q 4K beast is one of their best displays ever. The Samsung U32D970Q is not one of the cheapest monitors out there, but with cost comes performance. This monitor is a high performer that blows the competition out of the water. The colors sparkle like never before and the blacks are so deep to the point of tempting to take the battle to the OLED. It also comes with a feature called ‘Natural Color Expert’, a calibrator that uses software to achieve optimal results.
The monitor can render 99% of sRGB and over 95% of AdobeRGB. Experts have seen the Samsung U32D970Q produce more accurate colors than any other 4K monitor. This monitor does not fall short in connectivity options. It features some of the most advanced connectivity among 4K monitors. You will find inputs for dual-link DVI, four USB ports, two DisplayPorts, and one HDMI port. All the ports are located on the rear panel.
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