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The 5 Best 4k Monitors - Fall 2022 Reviews

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Best 4k Monitors

Although 4k TVs are now the norm, 4k monitors are just starting to grow in popularity. Whether you're looking for a better multitasking experience for work or want a more immersive gaming experience, 4k monitors have a lot to offer. Although they used to be very expensive, they have recently started to drop in price as 4k becomes more popular and more devices support it, and as computers and graphics cards have improved.

We've bought and tested more than 240 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors with a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 that are available for purchase. Also, check out our recommendations for the best 4k gaming monitors and the best 1080p and 1440p monitors.


  1. Best 4k Monitor

    The best 4k monitor that we've tested is the Gigabyte M32U. It's an excellent monitor with a 32-inch, 4k screen. It has an incredibly fast response time at any refresh rate, resulting in clear motion with very little blur behind fast-moving objects and no noticeable overshoot with our recommended settings. It also has outstanding low input lag, meaning you can respond almost instantly to the action on-screen. It supports both FreeSync and G-SYNC compatible variable refresh rate technology, which can help reduce tearing.

    Although it's mainly intended for gaming, it also has an impressive array of additional features that make it a great choice for other uses. It's great for productivity, as the high-resolution screen delivers superb text clarity. It has a few great office features, including a built-in keyboard, video, and mouse switch that lets you quickly switch from controlling one device to another with just one set of input devices.

    See our review

  2. Best 4k Office Monitor

    The best 4k office monitor we've tested is the Dell S2722QC. It's an impressive office monitor with a large, high-resolution screen that delivers incredibly clear text and a sharp image. The IPS panel has wide viewing angles, so you can easily share your screen with someone else, and it has very good ergonomics, so you can easily adjust it to an ideal viewing position. It's also a great choice for multimonitor setups, as it can rotate to a portrait orientation or VESA mounted for greater flexibility.

    It has great connectivity with HDMI and USB-C ports, and it supports power delivery of up to 65W, so you can charge your laptop while working. It also supports both Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture, allowing you to view two sources at once, great if you're working from home and have a personal and business computer. Visibility isn't an issue, thanks to its great peak brightness and good reflection handling.

    See our review

  3. Best 4k TV As A Gaming Monitor

    If you want a large 4k display and can't decide between a TV or a monitor, the LG OLED48C1 delivers the best of both worlds. Although it lacks a DisplayPort input, it delivers stunning picture quality while offering excellent performance for pretty much any use and a fully-featured smart platform with a great selection of apps. The near-infinite contrast ratio results in an incredible HDR experience, as blacks are inky and perfectly uniform, and bright highlights stand out in dark scenes with no distracting blooming.

    It delivers an incredible HDR gaming experience, with a nearly-instantaneous response time, so fast-paced action looks crisp and clear. It also has an incredible selection of gaming features, including four HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports, meaning you can enjoy the latest games at 4k @ 120Hz from multiple sources, including the PS5 and Xbox Series X. It also supports both G-SYNC and FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, resulting in a nearly tear-free gaming experience from almost any source. If you want something a bit smaller, the LG 42 C2 OLED performs about the same but takes up a bit less space.

    See our review

  4. Best 4k Photo Editing Monitor

    The best monitor for photo editing with a 4k resolution that we've tested is the Dell U2723QE. It's an excellent monitor for content creators, with excellent color accuracy out of the box and a remarkable SDR color gamut. It has complete coverage of the sRGB color space and great coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space. It also supports HDR and has a fantastic HDR color gamut, with nearly complete coverage of the DCI-P3 color space that's most widely used for HDR content.

    The 27-inch 4k screen delivers fantastic text clarity and sharp images. It has incredible ergonomics, so you can easily place it in an ideal viewing position, and thanks to its wide viewing angles, you can easily share your screen with a colleague or client. If you want something a bit bigger, it's also available in a 32-inch size, known as the Dell U3223QE. The larger size performs about the same, but there are some issues with HDR tone mapping, so the smaller size is a better choice if you work with HDR content.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 4k Monitor

    The best 4k monitor in the budget category we've tested is the LG 32UL500-W. As a budget monitor, it's not as feature-rich as the more expensive models on this list, like the Gigabyte M32U, but it's a good monitor overall. It has a high contrast ratio, making it a good choice for use in a darker viewing environment. It's a satisfactory gaming monitor with a decent response time that results in fairly clear motion with just a bit of blur behind fast-moving objects. It also has low input lag for a responsive gaming or desktop experience.

    Of course, like all monitors on this list, it has a high-resolution 4k screen, resulting in exceptional text clarity. It has good connectivity, with a pair of HDMI inputs and a single DisplayPort, but sadly, it doesn't have a built-in USB hub and doesn't support multiple inputs at once. Despite these limitations, it's a good monitor overall if you're shopping on a budget and want a 4k native resolution.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • LG 27GP950-B: The LG 27GP950-B is an impressive gaming monitor that delivers similar performance to the Gigabyte M32U. Unlike the Gigabyte, it has full bandwidth HDMI 2.1 ports, so it doesn't rely on DSC for higher formats. It's a great choice, but it's also unavailable at the moment and a little bit more expensive than the Gigabyte. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jul 11, 2022: Restructured the article to better match how users are searching for monitors. Added the LG 32UL500-W as the 'Best Budget 4k Monitor' and removed some out-of-date Notable Mentions that are no longer relevant.

  2. Mar 29, 2022: Separated the LG C1 and the Gigabyte AORUS FV43U to their own OLED and LED categories to reflect user needs.

  3. Feb 02, 2022: Verified our picks for accuracy, and replaced the Dell S2721QS with the Dell S2722QC.

  4. Dec 13, 2021: Refreshed the text and added the Gigabyte AORUS FO48U OLED and the LG 27GP950-B to the Notable Mentions.

  5. Oct 22, 2021: Changed our top pick to the Gigabyte M32U, as it's the best 4k gaming monitor overall, and we moved the Gigabyte M28U to an alternative pick. We replaced the ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ with the Gigabyte AORUS FV43U as the 'Best 4k Monitor For HDR Gaming', as it delivers a much better HDR experience.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors with a 4k resolution that are currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our 4k monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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