said by Arthur C. Clarke, “Any
sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.”, 4k monitors
are one of such magic.
modern time of technology,
as we are seeing sensational inventions on everyday basis and new devices
appearing daily, one of them is 4K monitors, also referred as Ultra High Definition
or “UHD” monitors
supporting 4K resolution.
As we know
that currently used Standard high definition resolution is 1080p (1920 pixels × 1080 pixels), 4k resolution offer almost double of it as it is 3840
pixels in width(Horizontally) while 2160 in height(vertically). It is called 4k
because the horizontal component is almost 4,000 pixels.
The size of
screen or aspect ratio of 4k monitors is same as of other conventional or
mostly used monitors
which is 16:9 but the horizontal pixels in 4K resolution monitors are double as resolution
of traditional monitors
and same goes for vertical pixels which provide 4 times total pixels count of
other traditional monitors.
4k monitors are mostly 27 or 28 inches monitors, there are also some 23
inches 4k monitors
but they are not much effective as such a low size can’t accumulate this much
in an effective way.
Usage of 4K monitors
can be used like any other monitors for PCs and also can be used as TV.
Initially there was a limited hardware support for TV like HDMI was only able
to support 30 frames per second and 4k designed TV shows and games but now it
can be used as TV too with advancement in hardware.
But the main
usage of 4k monitors
are when it is connected to supporting PC. By supporting PC, we mean your video
Graphic’s card should be supporting 4k resolution. It is more convenient to use 4K monitors with PCs because Operating Systems- Mac, Linux and
widely Windows are designed to support higher resolutions than 1080p. The effect
of high resolution
would be more noticeable on PC as you are more nearer to it as compared to TV.
earlier the pixel density of a 4k monitors is four times of other traditional monitors
used – the increase in pixel density means more sharp display with better
clarity and more vibrancy. Also, larger screens can be made without the fear of
losing picture resolution
business point of view 4k monitors can be very useful, we have seen many
people in offices who use more than one screen/monitor for their daily operations.
These can be replaced with a single 4k monitor connected to a single power cable
eliminating higher usage of electricity due to multiple monitors and also can be
accommodated in less desk space.
point of view 4k monitors can also be a replacement of 1080p as the sharp image
of 4k display provide more detail but you would need upgrading your gaming card.
Also, the effect would be clearer with new high-resolution games like CRYSIS 3
because more benefit can be taken from better graphics and textures.
designers 4k monitors
can be handier, because the high pixel density allows to see little details in
graphics even without zooming, and if zoomed the clarity and sharpness of
pixels are not shattered.
After the above
discussion we can conclude that 4k monitors possess the ability to replace all traditional
due to high resolution
and 4 times more pixel density. It will indeed revolutionize modern day businesses
and will replace normal TVs used in homes.