4K vs 8K monitors: Which one should you buy?

4K vs 8K: Man using ViewSonic VP3286 8K monitor to edit video
(Image credit: Viewsonic)

We may be talking about 4K vs 8K now, but it wasn't long ago that Full HD screens seemed like the last word in high-quality imagery. Things move fast in the world of tech, and nowadays 4K is the norm for both still and moving content. This means design studios and freelancers alike are looking to upgrade, so they can produce assets at a level of detail their clients will be happy with, and edit everything with pixel-by-pixel resolution.

So whether you’re an illustrator, a 3D artist, photographer, graphic designer or developer, it’s worth considering upgrading your monitor to 4K. And luckily for you, we've put together a list of the best 4K monitors out there. But should you just stop there? What about investing in one of the best 5K and best 8K monitors instead? This should all help you decide the best answer to 4K vs 8K for you.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.