The best 5K and 8K monitors

Best 5K and 8K monitors
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The best 5K and 8K monitors are currently the best way to get yourself the ultimate detail for creative work. But they are, to put it mildly, pretty niche right now. As is the need for them. The best 5K monitors offer something a little more mainstream, though, bringing a notable resolution boost that anyone can use, without getting too specialist or difficult to drive from your computer. 

While the best 8K monitors are currently very limited for options, there's more variety among the best 5K screens, with different shapes and specs varying from those aimed at a creative work specifically, to elite gaming monitors, and some great in-between options. Jump down to the bottom of the page to find out more about 8K and what it is exactly. 

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Dan is the Editor of and covers the latest in computing, home entertainment and mobile tech. He's also the former Deputy Editor of TechRadar and former Editor of Lifehacker UK. Dan has written for numerous computing and lifestyle magazines and has also written a book, too. You'll see him pop up in numerous places, having been quoted in or on The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, ITN News, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4 and Sky News Radio.

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