It seems like 4K technology just came out yesterday, but the new technology has spread like wildfire and can now be seen in just about every aspect of our lives. From TVs, to smartphones, and now even our computers are capable of utilizing 4K resolutions. For some people, the resolution of their screen might not matter as most programs and games do not offer 4K resolutions as an option yet. But for those whose profession requires high performing hardware, or enthusiasts that need the best equipment, a 4K monitor is a great addition to your computer setup.

4k monitors can come with a wide variety of features and can range in price considerably. The size will play an obvious part in dictating the price, however the brightness and dynamic contrast ratio can contribute significantly as well. Features for 4K monitors can range from having integrated speakers, automatic light sensing adjustments, and blue light filtering to help protect your eyes from fatigue.

Most monitors on this list can also act as a USB hub to provide additional USB ports for your computer. This can be a helpful feature and can alleviate having to use a regular USB hub that can take up space on your desk. If you plan on wall mounting your monitor(s), check to make sure that it can be wall mounted and what size mount is required.

This list includes monitors with a wide variety of features, so there won’t be a one size fits all tand performance you’re looking for. Whether you are a gamer looking for a low response time and fast refresh rate, or a professional photo editor looking for high color contrast and a dark room mode, this list will provide you with an excellent range of options to choose from.

ASUS VP28UQG 28″ LED 4K UHD Monitor

The ASUS VP28UQC provides an excellent value for a 28” 4K monitor. It delivers an excellent 1ms response time along with ASUS GamePlus that provides features such as incorporating crosshairs into the monitor itself and syncing for real-time refresh rates. The monitor provides two HDMI inputs as well as a DisplayPort input for easy connections.

         

  • Cost – $249
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  • Response Time – 1ms
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  • Refresh Rate – 60Hz
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  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
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  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
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  • Panel Type – IPS

LG 24” IPS LED 4K UHD FreeSync Monitor

This 24” LG 4K monitor is a great budget conscious choice for those looking to grab a 4K monitor. The monitor utilizes FreeSync technology that allows it to synchronize its refresh rate with the GPU of your computer, eliminating image tears or choppiness.

It comes with a 60Hz refresh rate and a 5ms response time for a smooth and clean media experience. The monitor has two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, and even includes a headphone jack. It’s also wall mountable so you can preserve desk space.

         

  • Cost – $299
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  • Response Time – 5ms
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  • Refresh Rate – 60Hz
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  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
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  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
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  • Panel Type – IPS

Samsung UR55 Series 28” IPS 4K UHD Monitor

The Samsung UR55 series provides an excellent overall value with a large screen and high performing specs. The monitor design limits the monitor borders for a clean, bezel-less monitor design. It also incorporates FreeSync technology, and a lower 4ms response time.

The monitor provides 2 HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, a headphone jack, and even has a USB 3.0 input. This is an excellent 4K monitor for any type of use and is decently priced for an overall great value.

         

  • Cost – $340
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  • Response Time – 4ms
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  • Refresh Rate – 60Hz
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  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
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  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
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  • Panel Type – LCD

LG 27UL600-W 27” IPS LED 4K UHD Monitor

The LG 27UL600-W brags a brightness level of 350 candela per square meter, so if you have struggled with dark or dim monitors then this might be a good choice. This monitor comes with two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, and a headphone jack. It also incorporates FreeSync technology and allows for full 178° viewing angles. The monitor is wall mountable and weighs just under 12lbs.

         

  • Cost – $430
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  • Response Time – 5ms
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  • Refresh Rate – 60Hz
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  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
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  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
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  • Panel Type – IPS

Asus Designo MX27UCS 27″ 4K UHD LED LCD Monitor

The Asus Designo MX27UCS comes with a number of excellent features including a blue light filter and two integrated speakers. The monitor offers up to a 75Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time, and it comes with one HDMI input, one DisplayPort input, and two USB 3.0 ports.

         

  • Cost – $569
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  • Response Time – 5ms
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  • Refresh Rate – 75Hz
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  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
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  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
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  • Panel Type – LCD

BenQ 32” IPS LED 4K UHD Monitor

BenQ is well known for making high end computer hardware for gaming and other activities that demand high performance. This monitor is a great high quality addition to your computer setup with a 4ms response time and a large 32” screen. It comes with two HDMI connections, a DisplayPort input, and a mini DisplayPort input, as well as two USB 3.0 connections.

The monitor is wall mountable and has integrated speakers to help eliminate the need for devices that might otherwise clutter your desk. This BenQ monitor brags a 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, the typical range being 1000:1. It also has built in low blue light technology that helps filter out harmful blue light that can cause eye fatigue.

         

  • Cost – $699
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  • Response Time – 4ms
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  • Refresh Rate – 60Hz
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  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
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  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
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  • Panel Type – IPS

Gamer’s Choice – LG 27″ UltraGear 1ms 144Hz Gaming Monitor

The LG UltraGear is a gamer’s dream when it comes to 4K monitors. This monitor brags a 144Hz refresh rate that was previously thought impossible for 4K resolution, as well as an incredible 1ms response rate for lightning fast reactions. The UltraGear also comes with both AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-SYNC for synchronization with any GPU.

This monitor also comes with built in RGB lights that can sync with your system sound for an even more in-depth feel. You’ll be getting two HDMI inputs, a DisplayPort input, a headphone jack, and two USB 3.0 ports to allow for USB hub functionality.

         

  • Cost – $799
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  • Response Time – 1ms
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  • Refresh Rate – 144Hz
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  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
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  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
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  • Panel Type – IPS

ViewSonic – VP2785-4K 27″ IPS LED 4K UHD Monitor

The ViewSonic VP2785 27” monitor packs a lot of features into a compact monitor setup. It comes with HDR10 content support as well as a built-in ambient light sensor and a KVM switch to help boost productivity. The monitor also incorporates two HDMI ports, two DisplayPort inputs, one Mini DisplayPort input, one USB 3.1 Type C Port, and four USB 3.0 ports.

         

  • Cost – $899
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  • Response Time – 7ms
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  • Refresh Rate – 60Hz
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  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
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  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
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  • Panel Type – IPS

BenQ DesignVue 27″ IPS LED 4K UHD Monitor

The BenQ DesignVue monitor was specifically made with professionals in mind. Whether you are a CAD designer, photo editor, or animator, this monitor has something for you. The monitor offers several different modes including a CAD/CAM mode that accentuates fine details in most popular design software. It also includes an animation mode that enhances dark areas in images without overexposing bright regions, it utilizes ten levels of display brightness to bring out every subtlety. Finally, it incorporates a darkroom mode that creates the ideal setting for working in a darkened post-processing environment.

         

  • Cost – $1,099
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  • Response Time – 5ms
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  • Refresh Rate – 60Hz
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  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
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  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
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  • Panel Type – IPS

LG 32” UltraFine IPS LED 4K UHD Monitor

The LG 32” UltraFine monitor is quite a beautiful piece of technology. The first difference between it and the other monitors on the list is the fact that it has a brightness of 450 candela per square meter. It also has one HDMI port, one DisplayPort, two USB 3.0 ports, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The monitor also comes with 5W integrated speakers for enhanced sound and can be wall mounted. This monitor would be a great addition to any computer set up and helps free up USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 3 slots by acting as a connection hub.

         

  • Cost – $1,299
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  • Response Time – 5ms
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  • Refresh Rate – 60Hz
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  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
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  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
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  • Panel Type – IPS

Choosing the right 4K monitor can be a difficult decision but hopefully this list helped to demonstrate the wide variety of features and prices available on the market. 4K monitors continue to drop in price while also incorporating new features due to the constant development of new technology, so keep your eye out for deals online or at your local electronics store.