Evolution in 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’s 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 than 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 Best 4K Monitors for Windows 10
- More than 1 billion colors
- 27 inches LED screen
- Lowblue Multiview technology
- Active dual connection
- 4-years warranty
- Some small light bleeding issues
The Philips 276E8VJSB is a 4K monitor that offers you image quality using more than 1 billion colors, encased perfectly using ultra-narrow borders.
Having ultra-narrow borders enables you to focus your gaze without any issues on the 27 inches 4K monitor.
You can enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, and games without having issues with your eyes, thanks to the Low blue Multiview technology used in this beautifully-designed monitor.
- 28 inches screen
- 3840 x 2160 resolution
- 1 ms DP HDMI
- Adaptive-Sync/ FreeSync
- Eye Care Monitor
- Occasional flickering has been reported in some remote cases
The VP28UQG monitor from Asus offers you 4K/UHD image quality at a 3840×2160 resolution, while also protecting your eyes from any harm with the incorporated Eye Care Monitor feature.
This slick monitor displays the image on a 28-inch display, while also ensuring that the response time is an astonishing millisecond long, and tops it off with an Adaptive-Sync/AMD Free sync feature that ensures crisp visuals.
You can easily control all the settings of your new monitor by using the 5 way OSD joystick, enabling you to quickly activate the useful Asus Game Plus without the need to change your computer’s settings.
- 32 inches screen
- Split-screen function
- 2500:1 contrast ratio
- 1 billion colors
- Game-mode included for automatic image optimization
- The curvature of the screen stops 6 inches from the sides
The Samsung LU32R590CWNXZ curved gaming monitor takes your immersive gaming experience to the next level, effectively covering your field of view.
This monitor features a 32-inch screen that will surely help you experience the virtual word – no matter if it’s games, videos, or browsing, at a totally different level.
One very useful feature of this monitor is that it offers split-screen functions so you can connect it to two different devices simultaneously.
It has won the CES 2019 Innovation Award because of the revolutionary UHD curved screen and the amazing 178 degrees Wide Viewing Angle.
- 24 inches LCD screen
- 3840 x 2160 resolution
- Screen split option
- Only 1 year warranty
The LG 24UD58-B is a great 24-inch UHG 4K monitor that offers you, as some of the previous mentions in this guide, access to FreeSync technology as well.
It has a 3840 x 2160 resolution with IPS, and a brightness of 250 cd/m2, ensuring that your gaming experience will never lack depth and beautifully contoured colors.
Offers you quick access to a split-screen 2.0 feature, and also a very useful Game Mode and Black Stabilizer option which automatically calibrates the settings to fit the respective game.
- 31.5 inches screen
- 3840 x 2160 resolution
- 178 degrees viewing angle
- Narrow bezel design
- Some functions only work on a Windows 10 operating system
The Asus VA32UQ monitor offers you very good image quality on its 31.5-inch screen, allowing you to enjoy long movie-watching or game-playing sessions without putting a strain on your eyes.
This is ensured by the included Eye Care technology, which considerably reduces the amount of blue light that it emits, without affecting the image quality.
This amazingly designed monitor allows you 178 degrees viewing angle and ensures that you make the most out of its size by using a very narrow bezel design.
Beyond this, it also features adaptive-sync/free sync technology to reduce the appearance of choppy frame rates to a bare minimum.
- 3840 x 1260 resolution
- Super-curved screen
- Wide range of colors
- LowBlue mode to protect your eyes
- Screen is glossy
The AOC CU32V3 monitor is another super-curved 4K device that enables you to cover your entire field of vision while playing games, watching movies, or just exploring your favorite websites.
It features a 32-inch screen with 4K UHD capabilities at 3840 x 2160p, resolution.
Offers you a super-color at 121% sRGB, to ensure that you will experience the most intense color nuances you have ever seen., being the perfect choice if you are working in the image processing software.
Beyond this, it also has a LowBlue mode that enables you to protect your eyes from the harm of blue light and also ensuring that your circadian rhythm is not affected even if you’re working late in the night.
- 3840 x 2160 px resolution
- 10-point touchscreen
- 100% sRGB color gamut
- 16.7M colors
- Super-slim 5mm profile
- Not battery powered
The UPERFECT Sensor monitor is a very cool-looking display that offers you a 15.6 inches display with 10-point touch UHD capabilities, at a resolution of 3840 x 2160px.
It features an HDMI and a dual-USB C connection that ensures fast transfer speeds, and a frameless design that allows you to use the entirety of the display.
Also featuring a FReeSync and HDR feature, you will get a 1000:1 contrast ration, 100% sRGB color gamut, and a whopping 16.7M colors.
Given all the buzz making the rounds about 4K and Ultra HD displays, you may probably have heard a thing or two about this technology.
You got to believe the hype because this technology is awesome, suffice it to say that 4K is the future of displays.
Some of the renowned streaming services like Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, and Netflix have already begun streaming 4K content.
And since 4K TV’s are a bit expensive, you can enjoy the dazzling images on a good and cheaper 4K monitor. The list above is by no means exhaustive, but it highlights the trailblazers in 4K display monitors.
FAQ: Learn more about 4K monitors for Windows 10
- Can my computer support a 4k monitor?
If your video card is compatible with a 3840 x 2160 resolution, then you can use a 4K monitor without issues. Have a look at our pick for the best 4K monitor options.
- Can I run a 4k monitor at a lower resolution?
Yes, you can use a 4K monitor at a lower resolution, but the image quality will suffer. If you have issues with this, check out this thorough guide.
- Is 2560×1440 better than 1920×1080?
Yes, a bigger monitor resolution will always provide you a better image quality, and a wider range of colors.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in October 2016 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.