Top 4k Monitors of 2019
Whether you’re setting up your gaming rig or furnishing an office, you’re going to want to invest in something that delivers high quality. The latest option for this is 4k monitors. These are lauded for their high-resolution display usually associated with TVs and impressive refresh rates. However, these monitors cost a pretty penny. So, you’ll want to make sure you get something worth your money. We’re going to look at some of the best choices out there.
The LG 27UK650-W has the amazing picture quality we expect from a 4k monitor. It also avoids one of the downfalls many complain about with 4k monitors: input lag. Alongside this low level of lag, the monitor has great motion handling.
It has a pair of HDMI ports and a DisplayPort connection. This means that it can be connected with almost any PC or 4k console. The monitor has a refresh rate of 60Hz and supports FreeSync which comes with a variety of benefits. This includes reduced visual latency and screen tearing that standard VSYNC users are used to. It also works well with NVIDIA 10 and 20-series graphic cards.
Of course, no monitor is perfect. As for this LG model, it isn’t the best choice for use in the dark. This is caused by limited HDR support. This decreases the monitor’s brightness and color spectrum.
Acer Predator X27
Whereas the previous LG model, the Acer Predator X27 puts a focus on HDR support. It’s also an option with an impressive refresh rate. The IPS panel can overclock the refresh rate to 144Hz which many gamers turn to as top-of-the-line. Even better, the monitor uses G-Sync to automatically match the refresh rate to your game. This auto-adjust helps to make sure your game runs without any tears or stutters.
The monitor also features connectivity ports in the form of four USB 3.0 ports, an out DisplayPort 1.4, and an HDMI 2.0 port. The biggest downside to this monitor is its high price tag. All in all, though, any Acer Predator model is high quality.
This BenQ monitor isn’t purposely geared toward gaming. Instead, its made with professional use in mind for graphic designers and other creative careers. But, that doesn’t stop it from being a competent monitor for gaming even at for high-end games. Its 32-inch display gives anyone plenty of room to work or play on. It also has a 60Hz refresh rate that gamers can lean on.
The monitor, much like the LG monitor, doesn’t depend on putting a focus on HDR but it’s still a good choice for nighttime gaming. It uses flicker-free elements to give you a smooth experience as well. The low blue light it emits will also help make the display easier on your eyes.
The connectivity on this monitor isn’t anything to scoff at either. It boasts a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, a 3.5 mm audio ports, a DisplayPort 1.2, and a mini DisplayPort. There’s also an SD card slot as well.
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB
If you’re looking for a massive monitor, this Philips Momentum monitor is a strong contender. It has an impressive 43-inch display which gives it an almost TV-like experience. For those that have a desk big enough to support it, it’s weighted to make sure it stays stable.
This monitor comes with a hefty price tag compared to a TV but its 4k and HDR pairing help draw crowds in. It has an Ambiglow feature that adjusts the display’s backlight depending on what’s on the screen. A 60Hz refresh rate and an MVA-type panel with a 4ms response time also make sure that any game you load up runs smoothly.
You can use this with your PC set up or connect a console to it. There’s plenty of ports on this model too including USB-C, HDMI 2.0, a DisplayPort, and a mini Display port.
There are a lot of options to look at when choosing a 4k monitor but not all of them are the same. The monitors we’ve looked at here are a strong way to kick off your search this year.