8 best 4K monitors

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The market for modern monitors is replete with a variety of sizes, design solutions, ergonomic findings. But the most important parameter was and remains the resolution of the matrix. Experts have studied the offer of well-known manufacturers and prepared for you a rating of the best monitors with the highest resolution to date – 4K.

Some technical characteristics are common to all models under consideration:

  1. backlight matrix LED / WLED;
  2. there are devices for mounting on the wall;
  3. Flicker-Free backlighting without flicker (except for the first three models);
  4. built-in power supply (except for the Samsung model, where the power supply is external);
  5. IPS matrix (except for models from ASUS and Samsung with TN matrix) with viewing angles of 178×178 degrees;
  6. stand design allows for height adjustment (except for models from Philips and Samsung).

Rating of the best 4K monitors

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best 4K monitors 1 LG 22MD4KA RUB 50 660
2 Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4K RUB 419 390
3 NEC MULTISYNC PA322UHD-2-SV2 205 185 RUB
4 DELL P2415Q RUB 29,950
5 ASUS PB287Q RUB 29,737
6 Philips BDM4350UC RUB 38,295
7 Samsung U28E590D RUB 14 195
8 Iiyama ProLite XB2779QQS-S1 RUB 58,815

LG 22MD4KA

Rating: 4.9

LG 22MD4KA

Let's start with the model from the South Korean manufacturer, which is remarkable, paradoxically, for the minimum screen size – 21.5 “diagonal. Our experts singled out this feature as an advantage, since with such a compactness the matrix resolution is even higher than the minimum 4K – 4096×2304. Linear dimensions of the monitor – 505x388x220 mm, weight – 5.60 kg.

The nominal operating power consumption is 30 W, the maximum is 120 W. The model is Energy Star compliant.

The maximum frame rate of the monitor is 60 Hz, the response time is 14 ms. According to these parameters, this model is the weakest among all those included in the review. This cannot be called a direct drawback, but it must be taken into account when choosing. Point step: horizontal – 0.1162 mm, vertical – 0.1162 mm.

This model is characterized by the highest maximum brightness in comparison with neighboring solutions – 500 cd per sq. meter. The contrast is also quite at the level – 1200: 1. There is an anti-reflective coating and a light sensor.

The monitor has a built-in stereo system of two speakers with a power of 5 W each. The speakers are loud enough, but the depth of sound and in some places the quality itself is quite mediocre.

The model is equipped with a set of interfaces from a USB hub, USB-C in / out.

Advantages

  • the highest price in the review;

  • no HDMI 2.0 interface.

disadvantages

  • poor set of interfaces;

  • long response time.

Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4K

Rating: 4.8

Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4K

Further in the rating, consider a monitor manufactured by the Japanese company Eizo, which specializes almost exclusively in monitors. Device dimensions – 735x434x245 mm, weight – 11.30 kg. Power consumption in operating mode – 140 W.

The screen diagonal of this model is much larger than the previous one – 31.1 “, and the matrix resolution is the same – 4096×2160. The maximum frame rate is 71 Hz. The brightness is 350 cd per square meter, the contrast ratio is 1500: 1. The response time is much better than for the model from LG – 9 ms The step of the point is the same both vertically and horizontally – 0.1704 mm.

A remarkable feature of this model is the ability to reproduce more than 1 billion shades. Also, the monitor is able to effectively compensate for uneven backlighting and extremely correctly calibrate colors.

The set of interfaces here is much wider than that of LG 22MD4KA. So, the monitor contains two HDMI inputs, two DisplayPort ports, a USB hub, a set of USB ports of two Type A and one Type B.

The scope of delivery includes a high-quality visor with magnets.

Advantages

  • over a billion colors;

  • very correct calibration;

  • extremely high quality 'picture' as a whole.

disadvantages

  • the highest price in the review;

  • no HDMI 2.0 interface.

NEC MULTISYNC PA322UHD-2-SV2

Rating: 4.8

NEC MULTISYNC PA322UHD-2-SV2

The third item in the rating from we will consider a monitor from not the most massive, but well-known manufacturer – NEC. The model is worth attention, if only because it was NEC, together with Hitachi, that at one time developed and created the first IPS matrix. Monitor dimensions are 745x469x302 mm, weight – 20.50 kg. Power consumption in operating mode – 100 W.

Screen size diagonally – 31.5 “. Matrix resolution – 3840×2160. Limiting frame rate – 120 Hz – the best indicator in comparison with neighboring models. Dot pitch is the same for vertical and horizontal – 0.18 mm. Brightness – 350 cd per square meter. , contrast ratio – 1000: 1. Response time – 10 ms.

The field of view of this model is slightly smaller than that of most IPS-matrices, but quite a bit – 176 degrees vertically and horizontally. The monitor is capable of reproducing over a billion colors and 100% sRGB color coverage.

This model is notable for a wide range of interfaces: there are two DVI-D ports, four HDMI 2.0 ports, two DisplayPort ports, a set of USB ports of different specifications, a USB hub for three USB 3.0 ports, a headphone output. The monitor contains two built-in speakers, but they are rather 'symbolic' – 2W each.

Additional features – the presence of a light sensor, compensation for uneven illumination, color calibration. An important point – the monitor allows you to rotate it 90 degrees to a portrait position.

Advantages

  • over a billion shades;

  • 100% sRGB coverage;

  • rich set of important interfaces;

  • turn 90 degrees.

disadvantages

  • high price.

DELL P2415Q

Rating: 4.7

DELL P2415Q

Next in our ranking is an interesting model from the American manufacturer DELL. Its main advantage is the optimal combination of quality, characteristics and cost. Linear dimensions – 567x370x205 mm, weight – 5.68 kg. In operating mode, the monitor consumes up to 90 watts of power. Energy Star compliant. There is an anti-reflective coating.

The diagonal screen size is 23.8 “. The resolution of the matrix is ​​3840×2160. The maximum frame rate is 76 Hz. The dot pitch is 0.13725 mm in both directions. Very good detail is 185 ppi. Brightness – 300 cd per square meter. Contrast – 1000 : 1. There is a dynamic contrast ratio with a value of 2 million: 1. The monitor is capable of reproducing over a billion shades.

In terms of interfaces, this model has the following situation. There are DisplayPort + mini inputs, HDMI version 1.4, MHL compatibility, standard audio output. There is a set of USB ports of different specifications, as well as a USB 3.0 hub for four ports.

Additional features include uneven backlight compensation, color calibration. The monitor can be rotated 90 degrees to a portrait position.

Advantages

  • a billion shades;

  • high pixel density;

  • turn to portrait position;

  • high-quality color rendering.

disadvantages

  • narrow dimming range (the lower limit is too bright for many users).

ASUS PB287Q

Rating: 4.6

ASUS PB287Q

Now let's consider a good 4K monitor from the famous Chinese company ASUS. An important difference between this model is the budget TN-matrix. Our experts identified this circumstance as a disadvantage, since the disadvantages of the matrix are not compensated for by any appreciably lower price.

Monitor dimensions – 660x414x220 mm, weight – 7.90 kg. Consumes up to 60 watts of electricity at full working load. The diagonal of the screen is 28 “, the resolution of the matrix is ​​3840×2160. The limiting frame rate is 75 Hz. The dot pitch is 0.16 mm in both directions. The brightness is 300 cd per square meter. There is an anti-reflective coating.

The type of matrix determined not the most outstanding viewing angles – 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically. But the same type of matrix also gives a noticeable advantage – the minimum response time is only 1 ms. The color reproduction capabilities of this monitor are more than decent – over a billion shades. Outstanding 100 million-to-1 dynamic contrast ratio.

The set of interfaces for this model is rather minimalistic – two HDMI 1.4 inputs, audio output, DisplayPort, MHL compatibility. Built-in pair of speakers with a power of 2 W each. It is possible to rotate the monitor 90 degrees to a portrait position.

The product complies with Energy Star 6.0 and TCO 6.0, MPR-II environmental standards.

Advantages

  • economical, environmentally friendly;

  • response time 1 ms;

  • turn 90 degrees.

disadvantages

  • few interfaces;

  • TN matrix.

Philips BDM4350UC

Rating: 4.6

Philips BDM4350UC

Now, in our ranking of the best 4K monitors, we will pay attention to the bright model from Philips. The monitor is notable for its dimensions – 968x630x259 mm. This is a real giant with a diagonal of 42.51 “. Weight – 9.72 kg. In operation, the device consumes up to 63 watts of electricity.

The resolution of the matrix is ​​3840×2160. The aspect ratio is one of the most common and universal – 16: 9, which is important given the huge diagonal of the monitor.

The limiting frame rate is 80 Hz. Brightness – 300 cd per sq. meter. Contrast – 1200: 1. Dynamic contrast – 50 million to 1. Response time – 5 ms. The monitor reproduces over a billion colors.

The set of interfaces is quite wide and sufficient for most of the possible tasks. There are two HDMI 2.0 inputs, two DisplayPort interfaces, one VGA (D-Sub), MHL compatibility, audio I / O, a set of USB ports of different specifications, a USB3.0 hub for four ports.

A pair of fairly powerful 7W speakers is built into the monitor, which provide, although not outstanding, but good sound.

Additional functions – uneven backlight compensation, color calibration. Height adjustment is not provided for this model. Given this size, this is not the most 'terrible' drawback, but some users are unhappy with this.

Importantly, this model has a 'pixel rotation' function, which reduces the likelihood of pixel burnout and increases the life of the monitor.

Advantages

  • the largest diagonal;

  • durability due to 'pixel rotation';

  • there is a 'frame in frame' function;

  • rich and convenient settings menu;

  • high-quality 'picture' with correct color rendering;

  • affordable price for such a diagonal.

disadvantages

  • no height adjustment.

Samsung U28E590D

Rating: 4.5

Samsung U28E590D

Now let's take a look at another monitor with a TN matrix. Here, unlike the previous model, the presence of not the best matrix is ​​quite 'honest' – this is the cheapest 4K monitor in our rating. Linear dimensions – 661x469x187 mm, weight – 5.28 kg. The smallest power consumption is 38W from an external power supply, meets Energy Star 6.0.

The screen diagonal of this model is 28 “, the matrix resolution is 3840×2160. The dot pitch in both directions is 0.161 mm. The brightness is 370 cd per square meter. The contrast is 1000: 1. The minimum response time is 1 ms. The viewing angles are typical for a good TN-matrix – 170 degrees horizontally and 160 – vertically Reproduces over a billion shades Variable refresh rate (FreeSync).

The set of interfaces for this model is rather limited: two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort, headphone output.

Additional functions – attenuation of blue color, color calibration. Height adjustment is not provided.

Advantages

  • the most energy efficient;

  • FreeSync;

  • the most affordable price in the review.

disadvantages

  • no height adjustment;

  • TN matrix.

Iiyama ProLite XB2779QQS-S1

Rating: 4.5

Iiyama ProLite XB2779QQS-S1

And the last model in the ranking of the best 4K monitors from is a very interesting monitor from the Japanese brand Iiyama. The company is known for its high-quality hi-end monitors.

The monitor is interesting for its outstanding matrix resolution – 5120×2880 with a screen size (diagonal) of 27 “. Physical dimensions of the device – 650x435x230 mm, weight – 8.20 kg. In operation, it consumes up to 63 W of electricity, meets Energy Star and VESA DPMS.

The limiting frame rate for this model is 75 Hz. The dot pitch in all directions is 0.116 mm. High brightness – 440 cd per sq. meter. Contrast – 1200: 1. There is a dynamic contrast function of 80 million to 1. The response time is 4 ms. The monitor can reproduce up to 16.7 million colors. There is an anti-reflective coating.

The set of interfaces includes three HDMI ports, two DisplayPort, headphone output. Additional features include color calibration and blue reduction. Built-in 'symbolic' stereo speakers of 2 W each.

Advantages

  • highest resolution;

  • high-quality anti-glare;

  • relatively thin and lightweight;

  • high brightness;

  • excellent picture quality.

disadvantages

  • limited ability to reproduce shades.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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