What is a 4K computer monitor?
A 4K monitor, also known as an ultra-high-definition or UHD monitor, is one that supports 4K resolution. This brings up another common question: what is 4K resolution? The answer is simple. Standard high-definition, or 1080P (as found on Blu-Ray discs and HD televisions), is made up of a picture that is 1,920 pixels in width and 1,080 pixels in height. In total, this results in a picture with more than two million pixels. The width of a picture that has 4K resolution contains almost 4,000 pixels (3,840 to be precise – twice that of 1080P). With 2,160 pixels along the vertical side, the total number of pixels on a 4K monitor is four times that of a traditional HD monitor.
Why should I consider buying a 4K monitor?
More pixels within a given area of real estate provides for better clarity, vibrancy, and sharpness of picture. It also allows for monitors to be made in increasingly larger sizes without any loss in screen resolution or picture quality. Though this increase in picture clarity is the driving factor for many individuals who purchase 4K monitors, it's also worth noting that more and more content is being produced in 4K resolution. Ultra high-definition is becoming the new “standard” high-definition. To get the most of your viewing experience (particularly in the future), a 4K monitor is essential.
What are the common price ranges for a 4K monitor and what options does Lenovo have?
Prices for 4K monitors vary widely. Common prices for entry level monitors hover around $500-$600 while some high-end models cost more than $1,000. Lenovo's ThinkVision line is priced at a happy medium. The ThinkVision Pro2840m 28-inch 4K LCD Monitor, for example, offers many attractive features, including built-in speakers, DisplayPort, HDMI, and multiple USB ports. These make it a versatile and useful option for users seeking the ultimate in picture quality at a reasonable price. At 28 inches in size, the ThinkVision Pro2840m monitor is also larger than many lower-priced models (many of which are 23 inches), yet it maintains an Energy Star 6.0 rating.