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Computer Monitor Should You Buy a 4K?

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    Should You Buy a 4K Computer Monitor?
    As with TVs, a 4K computer monitor has a display resolution of 3840×2160. This is about four times as many pixels as a typical 1920×1080, or 1080p, display.

    by Chris Hoffman about 6 hours ago

    4K computer monitors have been quickly dropping in price, and you can now buy them for less than $500. 4K TVs are getting cheaper, too — but 4K computer monitors have a stronger pitch to make than TVs do right now.

    As with TVs, a 4K computer monitor has a display resolution of 3840×2160. This is about four times as many pixels as a typical 1920×1080, or 1080p, display.

    Why 4K Monitors Make More Sense Than 4K TVs (Right Now)
    TVs need content. To take advantage of that 4K display, you need movies, TV shows, and video games designed to provide 4K detail. Your set-top box, Internet streaming device, Blu-ray player, and game consoles need to be able to output 4K content or you just won’t get any advantage out of the 4K panel. There’s just very little 4K content to watch right now, and there are still questions about upscaling and other things that we’ll talk about in another article soon.

    Computer monitors are different. Your operating system — Windows, Mac, Linux, or even Chrome OS — can output at higher resolutions than 1080p. You could grab a 4K monitor, plug it into your computer right now, and increase your display resolution to 3840×2160. Your computer’s graphics card would need to support this resolution, of course. The computer’s desktop and interface itself will be in sharp, 4K detail. Your eyes are also closer to your computer monitor than they would be from a TV, so the increase in pixel density will probably be even more noticeable than with a TV.

    Note that you can’t stream the handful of 4K videos on Netflix or Amazon to your computer — only to certain 4K TVs. The reason for this is unclear, but it’s probably for DRM reasons — it prevents people from capturing the 4K content and recording it on their computers.






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