All you need to know about 4K monitors

4K monitors
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4K monitors are fast becoming standard as more and more content becomes available in 4K resolution, from YouTube videos to films and series on streaming services. But does this mean you should buy a 4K monitor for work or for gaming? 

If you work in photography or video editing, it almost certainly does, but the jury's still out on some other uses. In this article, we'll run through everything you need to know about 4K monitors, including the technicalities and an idea of how much you should be looking to pay if you want to upgrade. 

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.