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 the S2721QS from Dell, which cuts a good figure in all areas, whether for daily office work, gaming or creative work. In second place is the Acer Predator X27, which is especially something for gamers with its fast response time, 144Hz refresh rate and HDR support. For the creative field, we have in third place the Eizo CS2740, which is one of the manufacturer’s first 4K monitors. Even though it lacks some significant features, it is a really good choice for photographers and artists.

Best 4K monitor: Dell S2721QS

  • Image Enhance for automatic image optimization
  • ultra-wide viewing angle
  • narrow display frame
  • mediocre contrast ratio
Panel
IPS
Refresh rate
60Hz
Response time
4ms
HDR

The best 4K monitor is the S2721QS from Dell. It is suitable for many areas, but 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. The Adobe RGB coverage is also good, but not good enough for professional purposes. A good response time of 4ms, VRR, as well as FreeSync and G-SYNC compatibility are wonderful values for an extensive gaming evening, even if the refresh rate is only at 60Hz.

Perfect for HDR content: Acer X27

  • Excellent wide color gamut
  • Excellent HDR brightness
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Native G-SYNC
  • Poor performance in dark rooms
  • Low contrast ratio

The 4K monitor Predator X27 from Acer rather plays into the gamer’s hands. With a response time of 4ms, VRR and native G-SYNC, it is especially suitable for gamers who have a built-in graphics card from Nvidia. It also cuts a good figure in the office, as it produces a good picture even in brighter rooms, although it can only be adjusted ergonomically to a limited extent. Creative minds can enjoy the full coverage of the extended Adobe sRGB color space, which is why the monitor is especially suitable for printing and media creation.

4K for the creative field: Eizo CS2740

  • Extensive ergonomics features
  • USB-C port
  • Light shield included
  • no True Black panel
  • no built-in calibration probe
  • Price

A 4K resolution is worth its weight in gold in the creative field, since every detail comes to light due to the high resolution. Eizo’s CS series is the first 4K display and convinces across the board. Even though some features like the True Black panel or the built-in calibration probe are missing, which are still standard in the WQHD models, the CS2730 otherwise offers everything you would expect from Eizo. The IPS panel ensures brilliant colors and values like a response time of 10ms and a refresh rate of 60Hz are completely sufficient to let you indulge creatively.

4K monitors compared

Best 4K monitor
Dell S2721QS
Dell S2721QS
Acer X27
Acer X27
Eizo CS2740
Eizo CS2740
Size 27 Inch 27 Inch 26,9 Inch
Resolution UHD (3840 x 2160px) UHD (3840 x 2160px) UHD (3840 x 2160px)
Format 16:9 16:9 16:9
Panel IPS IPS IPS
Refresh rate 60Hz 120 Hz 60Hz
Response time 4ms 4ms 10ms
Display type Flat Flat
HDR
G Sync
FreeSync
Contrast 1300:1 1000:1 1000:1
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