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The 5 Best 4k TVs For PC Monitors - Winter 2023 Reviews

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Best Monitor TVs

PC monitors and TVs are close relatives. TVs usually have more advanced image processing capabilities than monitors and come equipped with tuners, and they're usually bigger. TVs offer a PC Mode option, which removes the extra image processing and ensures the lowest possible input lag. The most important thing to consider when choosing a TV for PC monitor usage is the TV's ability to display proper chroma 4:4:4 for clear text. You'll likely want to get a TV with a wide viewing angle so the image remains accurate at the edges if you sit close.

We've bought and tested more than 375 TVs, and here are our recommendations for the best TVs to use as a PC monitor. See our picks for the best TVs, the best LED TVs, and the best HDR TVs.


  1. Best TV Monitor

    The best TV to use as a monitor that we've tested is the Samsung QN90B QLED. It's a high-end TV available in a wide range of sizes, so you're sure to find something that meets your needs. It delivers a fantastic desktop experience, with support for HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four HDMI ports, so you can enjoy 4k @ 120Hz support while still getting clear text with full chroma 4:4:4 support. It has a wide viewing angle, so the sides of the screen remain uniform if you're sitting up close, and it has decent gray uniformity, but you'll see some patchiness in large areas of uniform color.

    It has fantastic low input lag, as good as most gaming monitors when it's running at 120Hz, ensuring a smooth desktop experience. It also has a fast response time, so there's very little blur behind fast-moving objects. Glare isn't an issue thanks to its superb reflection handling and high peak brightness, so even if you're in a very bright room, you won't have any problems seeing the screen or cutting out glare.

    See our review

  2. Best TV Monitor For PC Gaming

    The best TV for PC monitor use for gamers that we've tested is the LG C2 OLED. Like the Samsung QN90B QLED, it's available in a wide range of sizes, from 42-inches up to a massive 83-inch display. All sizes deliver a fantastic gaming experience for PC gamers, with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth that allows 4k @ 120Hz gaming from a recent NVIDIA or AMD graphics card. It delivers fantastic visuals that rival the most advanced gaming monitors, with almost no motion blur around fast-moving objects thanks to its nearly-instantaneous response time.

    Unfortunately, like all OLED displays, there's a possibility of permanent burn-in when the TV is exposed to static elements, like a PC's user interface. Although the C2 is well-suited to PC gaming, meaning the Samsung QN90B QLED is a better choice for productivity, as there's no risk of permanent burn-in.

    See our review

  3. Best Upper Mid-Range Monitor TV

    The best upper mid-range TV monitor we've tested is the Samsung QN85B QLED. It's amazing to use as a PC monitor because it has a wide viewing angle, which ensures that the sides of the screen remain consistent if you sit close. There are no issues using it in a bright room since it easily gets bright enough to fight glare and has decent reflection handling. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four of its HDMI inputs, allowing for 4k @ 120Hz signals from a PC or console, and it displays chroma 4:4:4 properly with 4k resolutions, which is essential for clear text from a PC.

    It's not quite as versatile as the LG C2 OLED and the Samsung QN90B QLED, as it's not available in smaller 42-inch and 48-inch sizes. It also delivers worse picture quality overall than the QN90B, as it's not as bright, especially when gaming or watching videos in HDR. It has a similarly good viewing angle, which is great for PC use as the sides of the screen remain consistent when you're sitting close to the screen.

    See our review

  4. Best Mid-Range Monitor TV

    If you want something at a cheaper price point that still delivers excellent picture quality, check out the Hisense U8H instead. It's an impressive TV overall for desktop PC use. It has superb low input lag and a fast response time, so there's very little delay between your actions with your mouse or keyboard and the action on-screen. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four of its HDMI inputs, allowing it to display proper text with full chroma 4:4:4 support, even with 4k @ 120Hz signals, meaning you can enjoy a fast refresh rate and a high-resolution screen.

    Unfortunately, unlike the more expensive Samsung QN85B QLED or the Samsung QN90B QLED, the Hisense has a narrow viewing angle. It means it's important that you don't sit too close to the screen; otherwise, the sides of the screen fade and lose uniformity. As long as you're sitting at a comfortable viewing distance, though, it looks great in most rooms, with high peak brightness to overcome glare and a high native contrast ratio for deep blacks in a dark room.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Monitor TV

    The best tv for computer monitor use in the budget category we've tested is the Hisense A6H. It's a great TV for use as a PC monitor, with a wide viewing angle, ensuring the sides of the screen remain uniform when sitting up close. It also has incredibly low input lag, so your mouse movements feel smooth and responsive. It doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, but it displays chroma 4:4:4 properly with 4k @ 60Hz signals, which is essential for clear text from a PC.

    Unfortunately, when going with a budget model, there are some limitations. It can't get very bright, so glare is an issue in a bright room. It also has a slower response time than the Hisense U8H, so there's a more noticeable blur when scrolling quickly through documents or web pages.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Samsung S95B OLED: The Samsung S95B OLED is fantastic to use as a PC monitor because it gets bright for an OLED and has a very wide viewing angle, but there's color fringing, and the text clarity is just okay. There's also a strong risk of permanent burn-in when exposed to static elements, like the UI elements on a desktop computer. It's a fantastic choice for PC gaming but not for desktop use. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 11, 2023: Replaced the Hisense U8G with the Hisense U8H, as the text clarity issues with the U8H have been fixed in a firmware update. We haven't retested this update yet, but other owners have confirmed that it's fixed.

  2. Nov 07, 2022: Added the LG C2 OLED as the 'Best TV Monitor For PC Gaming', and updated the Samsung QN85A QLED to the 2022 model, the Samsung QN85B QLED. Removed the Sony KD-43X80J, as the Hisense A6H is also available in small sizes.

  3. Sep 08, 2022: Restructured the article; added the Samsung QN90B QLED as the 'Best TV', the Hisense U8G as the 'Best Mid-Range', and the Hisense A6H as the 'Best Budget'.

  4. May 26, 2022: Restructured article to reflect user needs; renamed the Samsung QN85A as the 'Best TV' and made the LG UP8000 as the 'Best Budget TV'; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

  5. Mar 15, 2022: Updated text for clarity and verified picks for availability.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best TVs to use as a PC monitor for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our TV reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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