It’s true that most people have stopped upgrading desktops and the main reason could be the screen resolutions. This is part of the reason why Samsung partnered with Intel to make ultra high-definition as attractive as possible to most people by bringing the price down. The 4K monitors prices have come down into the levels where by main consumers of computers are beginning to use them at work and for games. Currently, there are lots of 4K monitors in the market to compare and contrast when choosing the best one that will satisfy your needs.
In simple words, 4K doubles the normal 1920 by 1080 resolution to 3840 by 2160 both horizontally and vertically – this is more about 3 times the pixels. 4K is actually a term that has been used often in the movie industry. Films that are shot in 4K are typically shot at 4096 by 2160 but the resolutions for TV and monitors stand at 3840 by 2160. Although this is short of 4,000 pixels, the manufacturers of monitors have agreed to use the term 4K rather than Ultra HD.
Currently, the 4K monitors have been dropping in price that you can get one for less than $500. Although the 4K diplays for TV are also getting cheaper, the monitor displays are selling more than the TV ones. The reason is that, for TV, you need content first to enjoy the 4K display – that is, movies, video games, TV shows and much more. Most TV channels are yet to upscale their contents for the 4K panel.
Computers are different and your operating system whether Mac, windows, Linux or Chrome can output higher resolutions than the standard 1080 pixels. As long as your computer graphics card can support the 4K resolution, you can go ahead and buy a 4K monitor and connect to your computer. Automatically, your desktop and interface will be displayed clearly in in high-resolution. Note that some 4K videos from the online shops may not stream to your computer but to only certain 4K TV models. This could be for DRM purposes to prevent people from pirating content from 4K equipment and transferring it to the computers.
A 4K resolution is more felt on the computer because you are much closer to the monitor than on TV to notice the details. However, the experience you will have will be dictated by the size of your 4K display. A small 4K will make everything to appear tiny for example. To see everything better on your screen, go for large enough 4K monitors. To enjoy the 4K resolution, upgrade your operating system and add application tweaks for better and higher-resolution.