Linus Tech Tips reviews the cheapest ($179) 4K monitor they could find on Amazon (27 inches) and lets you know if it’s tolerable:
Faymus Media reviews the Dell UP3216Q IPS monitor from Dell. This is not a professional video editing monitor, but it’s still an interesting monitor.
While not inexpensive at $1350, this model will definitely replace multi-monitor setups for some. This monitor does not appear to be aimed at photo and video editors with its color gamut of 82% (CIE 1976), 72% (CIE 1931) but for everyone else it’s an interesting option. It can accept and display content from four different sources simultaneously essentially making it 4 1080P monitors without any borders.
Our disappointment is that the HDMI is 1.4 (MHL). But other than that we’re happy to see this product on the market.
For more information visit Dell’s page for this monitor.
4K still hasn’t matured to the point where you don’t have to worry about compatibility and versions and standards issues. Monitors in particular have a lot of variables to pay attention to:
We like this monitor. It has a 60Hz referesh rate, HDMI 2.0, Display Port 1.2a+, and AMD FreeSync technology. The panel is the same as many other 28″ 4K monitors so it’s known to be adequate but not exceptional. At the $400 price point it will really help to move 4K monitor prices in the right direction.
The only thing we will complain about with this monitor, for the price, is the lack of VESA mounting. You can read more about this monitor on the AOC website.
As someone who used a 39″ 4K Seiki TV as a computer monitor, I can attest to this approach as being a viable option. In this case this individual is using the $299 42″ Seiki SE42UGT TV: