The best
4K monitors
compared

For more richness in detail

Many people use a Full HD monitor with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is completely sufficient for most applications. However, there are areas where a higher resolution brings significant added value. Creative minds, photographers and gamers benefit from a much higher resolution, which is why they tend to go for a 4K monitor with a resolution of 3840 x 2160. After all, four times more pixels means that details are displayed even sharper. We’ll show you which are the best 4K monitors here.

Our test winner is Gigabyte’s M32U, which cuts a good figure in all areas, whether for daily office tasks, gaming or creative work. In second place is the Dell S2721QS, which does a very good job especially for office applications. For those who want something bigger, the LG OLED C1 is the right choice. The 48-inch TV is great for gaming and other activities in 4K resolution.

Best 4K monitor: Gigabyte M32U

Panel
IPS
Refresh rate
144Hz
Response time
1ms
HDR

The best 4K monitor is the Gigabyte M32U. It has two HDMI 2.1 ports and can therefore exploit the full potential of the latest gaming consoles. That means 4K gaming at 120 Hz on the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5. The fast response time, a wide viewing angle and decent peak brightness hardly leave anything to be desired. Only in very dark rooms HDR content does not always come into its own because it has a low contrast and poor black uniformity.

Perfect for the office: Dell S2721QS

  • Wide viewing angle
  • Good ergonomics
  • Large screen with high resolution
  • Poor performance in dark rooms
  • Low contrast ratio

Dell’s S2721QS is suitable for many fields, but it was developed for office use and has enough positive features to convince gamers as well. Creative minds will also be pleased with an excellent SDR color space with full sRGB coverage. Adobe RGB coverage is also good, but not good enough for professional purposes. A good response time of 4 ms, VRR, as well as FreeSync and G-SYNC compatibility are wonderful values for an extensive gaming evening, even though the refresh rate is only 60Hz.

OLED TV for gaming: LG C1

  • Perfect black
  • High contrast
  • Wide viewing angle
  • 4K@120 Hz
  • Gaming mode does not get very bright
  • No display port

The LG OLED C1 is the successor of the CX and is perfectly suitable as a monitor for the PC, but also for the new console generation. The OLED panel offers rich colors, high contrast and a really good response time. At 120 Hz in 4K, the gaming experience is taken to the next level, plus the C1 has FreeSync and is G-Sync compatible. Thanks to the four HDMI 2.1 ports, the VRR runs smoothly and does not allow any more jerks. Those who have room for 48 inches on their desk will make a good choice with the C1.

4K monitors in comparison

Best 4K monitor
Gigabyte M32U
Gigabyte M32U
Dell S2721QS
Dell S2721QS
LG C1
LG C1
Size 32 Inch 27 Inch 48 Inch
Resolution UHD (3840 x 2160px) UHD (3840 x 2160px) UHD (3840 x 2160px)
Format 16:9 16:9 16:9
Panel IPS IPS OLED
Refresh rate 144Hz 60Hz 120Hz
Response time 1ms 4ms 1ms
Display type Flat Flat Flat
HDR
G Sync
FreeSync
Contrast 1.000 :1 1300:1 unendlich:1
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