Best 4K Monitors of 2016 – Compare 27 UltraHD (UHD) Monitors

Best 4K Monitors of 2016 – Compare 27 UltraHD (UHD) Monitors

Are you in the market to buy a 4K UltraHD monitor?

I’ve put together a list of all the 4K UltraHD monitors on the market today.  All of the models have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 or higher.  This comparison is limited to 4K monitors with a maximum size of 32″. A more comprehensive comparison can be done using the 4K Monitor comparison spreadsheet found below.

Updated Prices on 9/28/2015 see comments below.

ModelSizeResolutionInputsPriceAspect RatioRefresh RateBuilt-In SpeakersBrightnessWeightResponse TimePanel TypeContrast Ratio

ASUS PB287Q

ASUS PB287Q 4K Monitor
28"3840 x 21601x HDMI,
1x HDMI/MHL, 1x DisplayPort,
1x 3.5mm Audio In,
1x 3.5mm Headphones Out
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16:960HzYes330 cd/m217.41 lbs1ms100,000,000:1

ASUS PQ321Q

Asus PQ321Q 4K monitor
32" (31.5" Actual)3840 x 21602x HDMI 1.4
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x RS-232C
1 x 3.5mm Audio In
1 x 3.5mm audio-out

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16:960HzYes350 cd/m237.5 lbs8msIGZO LED backlit

Acer B276HK

Acer B276HK 4K Monitor
27"3840 x 21601 x DVI (w/HDCP),
1 X MHL,
1 x Display Port,
1 x Mini Display Port
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21:9Yes

Acer S277HK

Acer S277HK 4K Monitor
27"3840 x 21601x HDMI 2.0,
1x DVI (w/HDCP),
1x Display Port
1x Mini Display Port
1x 3.5mm Audio In
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16:9Yes300 cd/m211.9 lbs4ms

Acer XB280HK bprz

Acer XB280HK 4K Monitor
28"3840 x 21601x Display Port
5x USB 3.0 Ports
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16:9300 cd/m217.2 lbs1ms

Acer B286HK ymjdpprz

Acer B286HK ymjdpprz 4K Monitor
28"3840 x 21601x DVI (w/HDCP),
1X MHL,
1x Display Port
1x Mini Display Port
1x 3.5mm Audio In
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16:9Yes300 cd/m218.06 lbs2ms

Acer B326HK ymjdpphz

Acer B326HK 4K Monitor
32"3840 x 21601x DVI (w/HDCP)
1x MHL,
1x Display Port
1x Mini Display Port
1x 3.5mm Mini Jack
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16:9Yes350 cd/m226.45 lbs6ms

BenQ BL3201PH

BenQ-BL3201PH-4K-monitor
32"3840 x 21601x Dual Link DVI
2x HDMI 1.4,
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x Mini Display Port
1x Mini Display Port 1.2
1x 3.5mm Audio In
1x 3.5mm Headphone Out
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16:9Yes350 cd/m228.6 lbs4msIPS1000:1

CTL X2800

CTL X2800 4K Monitor
28"3840 x 21601x VGA,
1x DVI-D,
1x HDMI,
1x DisplayPort,
1x 3.5mm Audio In
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16:9Yes300 cd/m25msTFT - LCD; WLED Backlight1000:1

Crossover 285K

Crossover 285K 4K Monitor
28"3840 x 21602x Display port for UHD 60Hz,
2x HDMI,
1x D-Sub
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16:9300cd/m214.3 lbs1ms

Dell UP2414Q

Dell UltraSharp UP2414Q 4K Monitor
24" (23.8" Actual)3840 x 21601x HDMI connector
1x Mini DisplayPort
1x DisplayPort (version 1.2a)
4x USB 3.0 ports
1x Media Card Reader
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16:960HzNo350 cd/m2IPS1000:1

Dell P2415Q

Dell 2415Q 4K Monitor
24"3840 x 21601x DisplayPort in
1x Mini DisplayPort
1x DisplayPort out
1x HDMI (MHL)
1x Speaker-line out
4x USB 3.0 downstream
1 x USB upstream
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16:960HzNo12.45 lbs

Dell P2715Q

Dell P2715Q 4K Monitor
27"3840 x 21601x DisplayPort in
1x Mini DisplayPort
1x DisplayPort out
1x HDMI (MHL)
1x 3.5mm Audio In
4 x USB 3.0 downstream
1 x USB upstream
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16:960HzNo16.67 lbs

Dell P2815Q

Dell-P2815Q-4K-Monitor
28"3840 x 21601x DisplayPort
1x Mini DisplayPort
1x HDMI (MHL)
1x DisplayPort out (MST)
1x USB Upstream
3x USB 3.0 ports
1x USB 3.0 w/ Device Charging
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16:960HzNo300 cd/m211.44 lbs8msIPS2,000,000:1

Dell UP3214Q

Dell UP3214Q 4K Monitor
32" (31.5" Actual)3840 x 21601x DisplayPort
1x HDMI
1x DVI
4x USB 3.0 ports
1x Media Card Reader
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16:960HzNo350 cd/m²36 lbs

Eizo FlexScan EV3237FX

Eizo FlexScan EV3237FX 4K Monitor
31.5"3840 x 21602x DisplayPort (HDCP),
1x HDMI Type A (HDCP),
1x DVI-D (HDCP, Dual-Link/Single Link)
3x USB 3.0 Ports
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16:960HzYes300 cd/m223.4 lbs5msIPS1000:1

LG 31MU97-B

LG 31MU97-B 4K Monitor
31"4096 x 21601x Display Port,
1x Mini Display Port
2x HDMI,
4x USB 3.0 Ports
1x 3.5mm Audio In
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17:960HzYes22 lbsIPS1,000,000:1

NEC EA244UHD

NEC EA244UHD 4K Monitor
24" (23.8" Actual)3840 x 21602x DisplayPort,
1x HDMI,
1x HDMI/MHL,
2x DVI-D Single Link,
3x USB 3.0 Ports
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16:960Hz350cd/m219.18 lbs6msAH-IPS1000:1

Philips 288P6LJEB

Philips 288P6LJEB 4K Monitor
28"3840 x 21601x VGA,
DVI-Dual Link,
1x DisplayPort 1.2,
1x MHL-HDMI,
2x USB 2.0,
2x USB 3.0 1 w/ fast charger
1x 3.5mm Audio In
1x 3.5mm Headphones Out
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16:960HzYes300 cd/m217.73 lbs1msWLED Backlit - TFT-LCD Panel50,000,000:1

QNIX UHD2800

QNIX-UHD2800-4K-Monitor
28"3840 x 21601x DVI-DL,
2x HDMI,
1x Display Port
1x 3.5mm Audio In
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60HzYes300 cd/m21ms1000:1

Samsung U28D590D

Samsung U28D590D 4K Monitor
28"3840 x 2160Buy Now
12.4 lbs

Samsung UE590 UHD-QHD

Samsung UE590 UHD-QHD Monitor
28"3840 x 2160HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort,
3.5mm Audio Out
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Samsung U32D970Q

Samsung U32D970Q 4K Monitor
32"3840 x 21602x DisplayPort 1.2 ports,
1x HDMI port,
1x Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Gender port,
2x USB 3.0 ports
2x USB 3.0 ports with device charging
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37.5 lbs

Upstar M280A1

Upstar M280A1 4K Monitor
28"3840 x 21602x HDMI
2x Display Ports
1x DVI
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16:960HzNo300 cd/mN/A5ms

Viewsonic VX2475Smhl-4K

Viewsonic VX2475Smhl-4K Monitor
24"3840 x 21601x HDMI/MHL 2.0,
1x HDMI 2.0,
1x DisplayPort 1.2a
1x 3.5mm Audio In
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16:9Yes

Viewsonic VP2780-4K

Viewsonic VP2780 4K monitor
27"4096 x 21601x HDMI 2.0,
2x HDMI / MHL,
2x DisplayPort 1.2a
4x USB 3.0 Ports
1x 3.5mm Audio In
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350 cd/m218.83 lbs5msColor Active Matrix TFT LCD1000:1

Viewsonic VX2880ml

ViewSonic VX2880ml-4K Monitor
28"3804 x 21601x HDMI 1.4 (MHL 2.0),
1x DisplayPort 1.2,
1x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
1x DisplayPort 1.2 Output
1x 3.5mm Audio In
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Yes

Viewsonic VG2860mhl-4K

ViewSonic VG2860MHL 4K Monitor
28"3840 x 21601x Display Port 1.2a,
1x HDMI,
1x MHL,
1x DVI,
4x USB ports
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17.2 lbs

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display

Apple iMac 27"with Retina 5K display
27"5120 x 2880All-in-One IntegratedBuy Now
21 lbs

Refresh Rates at 4K Resolution

It’s important to note that many 4K monitors only support a 60Hz refresh rate when connected via the DisplayPort interface.  When connecting to a 4K monitor over HDMI the refresh rate will 30Hz.  30Hz is acceptable for watching videos but is undesirable, you will experience noticeable delay in mouse movement and other onscreen motion.

Video Resolution Comparison: 1080p HD vs 4K2K vs 8K4K

  • 2K resolution is 1920×1080 – Referred to simply as HDTV or 1080p
  • 4K2K resolution is 3840×2160 – Referred to as UltraHD or UHD or 2160p. 4K is 4 times to resolution of 1080p
  • 8K4K resolution is 7680×4320 – Referred to as UHDTV (Ultra High Definition  Television Standard) or 4320p.  Sharp and NHK suggests that experimental UHDTV broadcasts will begin in 2020 (link).

4K Monitor Comparison Spreadsheet

The data presented on this page is a small subset of available specifications I’ve have compiled on these 27 4K Monitors.  Download the 4K Monitor Comparison Spreadsheet.

A quick note about listed prices

The price listed for each monitor is the current price from Amazon.com.  When there is no price under the Buy Now button the monitor is currently out in stock, clicking the Buy Now will show you the price.  If this article helped you decide on purchasing a 4K monitor please use the “Buy Now” buttons to purchase and I will get a few $$ commission from Amazon ;),  Thanks for reading… Did I miss one? Use the comments section below to contribute to this list of 4K Monitors.

Updates

05/13/2015 – Article Published with 27 4K monitors plus iMac w/ 5k Display
09/28/2015 – Updated Prices
12/09/2015 – Added Samsung UE590, Fixed link to spreadsheet and showed additional fields.

  • 4K Monitor Price Drops since article was published
    Acer B286HK dropped $49 to $399
    Acer B326HK dropped $11 to $819
    Acer XB280HK dropped $83 to $599
    BenQ BL3201PH dropped $90 to $920
    Dell UP2414Q dropped $41 to $610
    Dell P2415Q dropped $20 to $423
    Dell P2715Q dropped $64 to $525
    LG 31MU97-B dropped $120 to $1046
    Samsung U28D590D dropped $27 to $499
    Samsung U32D970Q dropped $143 to $1156
    Upstar M280A1 dropped $70 to $329
    Viewsonic VX2475Smhl-4K dropped $154 to $457
    Viewsonic VP2780-4K dropped $113 to $700
    Viewsonic VX2880ml dropped $36 to $449
    Viewsonic VG2860mhl-4K dropped $52 to $604
    Apple iMac with Retina 5K display dropped $430 to $1899

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