Whether it’s for creative work, gaming or office productivity —or just to stream one’s favorite movies—a 4K monitor is a must-have upgrade for some shoppers. But the 4K monitors on the market today are far from alike. Some are built to deliver speedy refresh rates to benefit PC gamers. Others are designed for graphics pros, with extreme color accuracy and support for wide color ranges in mind. And selected models pack workflow-enhancing features that can make managing one’s desktop much simpler.
Philips Brilliance 328P
Just magnificent – As both 4K panels and HDR technology become more ubiquitous, we’re starting to see more affordable monitors take on the market, and the Philips Brilliance 328P does just that. This 4K monitor combines a 4K VA panel with decent HDR performance at a price point that won’t force one to break open the piggy bank. Its brightness doesn’t quite reach its lofty HDR 600 rating, but at this price, it’s hard to complain. The Philips Brilliance 328P really is one of the best 4K monitors out there.
LG 32UN880 UltraFine Display Ergo – A gorgeous display at any angle
The LG 32UN880 UltraFine Display Ergo has done something cool. Instead of going for the same homogeneous mount and stand that all monitors have, it has opted for a C-Clamp, One Click Mount that allows it to extend, retract, go high, go low, tilt and pivot like no other. That’s versatility turned up to 11. It also boasts wonderful color accuracy and gorgeous picture quality. The best part is that one is getting all that without burning a massive hole in your pocket. This is, without a doubt, among the best 4K monitors out there.
Acer Predator X27 – 4K, HDR and 144Hz?
If you have an absolute beast of a gaming computer – think two Nvidia RTX 2080 Tis in SLI – and you need a monitor that can keep up, you might want to take a look at the Acer Predator X27. Not only is it a 27-inch 4K monitor with HDR, but it also has a refresh rate of a whopping 144 Hz. If you have the horsepower, you can play games in 4K competitively without losing an edge to the person playing in 1080p. But, as you may expect from a spec sheet like this, it’s very expensive – but if you need the tech, it’s definitely there.