Best 5K monitors for crystal-clear videos [2020 Guide]

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There are five main types of resolution currently available: SD, FHD, 4K, 5K and 8K. Perhaps the most popular screen resolution of the moment is 4K. However, if you want to upgrade and go to the next level, you should buy a 5K monitor. We do recommend you to use it mainly for gaming, or photo and video editing as Windows 10 is not yet fully optimized for this resolution level.

A 5K monitor has an horizontal resolution of about 5,000 pixels, with the common resolution being 5120 × 2880. To make a quick comparison, when you open a 4K image on a 5K display, you’ll get around 1,000 extra horizontal pixels and 700 extra vertical pixels. Therefore, if you usually keep a lot of apps and programs opened, a 5K display will definitely help you.

Another problem is that there is not enough 5K content available out there, and that’s an important limitation. However, we’re sure that 5K will become more and more popular in the future. Let us not forget that the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update revolves around 3D. This means that the OS may bring better 5K support. For this reason, it’s a good idea to see what 5K monitors you can buy this year.

Best 5K monitors for Windows 10

Dell UltraSharp 27 UP2715K

The Dell UltraSharp 27 UP2715K monitor is perhaps the best Dell UltraSharp display with over 14 million pixels, accurate colors and Harman Kardon speakers. The mix between crystal-clear images and sounds offers users an impressive multimedia experience.

Thanks to Dell’s PremierColor technology, this monitor allows graphics and design professional to view their work with a whole new level of insight. As Dell explains, this technology delivers factory-tuned 99% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB coverage, impressive grayscale tracking and a color calibration factory report certifying that colors are true-to-life and accurate.

Dell UltraSharp 27 UP2715K is also very versatile and includes a stand that enables tilt, swivel and height adjustments, along with pivot capability. You can also wall mount the UP2715K monitor. It is also worth mentioning that the device is backed by a 3-Year Limited Hardware Warranty.

For more information about the Dell UltraSharp 27 UP2715K monitor, you can check out Dell’s presentation and support pages, as well as the video below:

If you’re interested in other monitors, check out our wide collection of guides.

LG 27MD5K UltraFine 5K 27-inch Monitor

Although initially designed and build for Mac, the LG Ultrafine monitor can be used on Windows 10 as well. The display features Thunderbolt 3, which means that you can also connect it to a Windows 10 PC.

Thanks to the high level of detail, this 5K monitor is perfect for editing high-resolution photos. The monitor‘s wide range of color and contrast offer vivid, lifelike images for a more natural representation.

The LG UltraFine 5K display has been tested on Windows via a Bootcamp partition, and the images look superb. The only problem is that you won’t actually get 5K resolution, but you do get 4K 16:9 resolution. All in all, the LG UltraFine 5K remains on the list of the best 5K monitors for Windows and hopefully, the Creators Update OS will bring better 5K support.

For more information about this monitor, you can check out the video below:

HP Z27q 27-inch 5K Display

The HP Z27q 27-inch IPS 5K monitor brings life like images to your PC. You don’t have to worry about viewing angles anymore, as every seat is now a great seat.

With this device, colors have never been so alive. You’ll get smoother gradations, clearer images, and impressive rich colors – 1.07 billion colors to be more exact. The HP Z27q 5K monitor instantly mirrors mobile devices. If you use this feature often, you can rely on this monitor to display the information available on your phone in a split of a second.

You can also change the display‘s position according to your needs. The Z27q is very flexible, you can easily rotate it, change the viewing angle, adjust height and then quickly put it back in its original position.

Fore more information, you can check out the video below:

And that’s it for our list of the best 5K monitors to buy for your Windows 10 PC. If you’ve got other recommendations, use the comment section below to let us know.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2017 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.