If you haven’t purchased a 4K monitor for your Mac or PC, you are not doing your eyes any favors.
2016 is a great year to purchase your first ultra high definition monitor. Prices are starting to fall and the quality of some computer monitors is mind-boggling.
Whether you are a serious gamer, a graphics designer, or a video editor, these 4K monitors for your Mac or PC will blow your mind.
While you can easily spend thousands of dollars on a 4K monitor, we actually found one option (the final on this list) that is packed full of features but still only costs $400.
Here are 7 of the best 4K monitors for Mac and PCs for 2016.
Samsung U32D970Q 32″ 4K UHD Monitor
The Samsung U32D970Q might not look like much on the surface but it’s a true powerhouse of a 4K monitor.
With this monitor you’ll experience deep greys and vivid colors, making it perfect for graphic designers and gamers who want to become fully emerged in their experience.
Samsung has went to meticulous detail to ensure just the right amount of light, shade and color to express every detail.
One of this monitor’s best features is a high-end white balance correction which means no more ugly warms or overly cool pictures.
Samsung even super calibrated this monitor before it ships. Ensuring that every monitor looks absolutely gorgeous outside the box.
Acer S7 27″4K UHD Monitor
The Acer S7 is smaller than some of the monitors on our list, but its frameless design (with asymmetric base) is bold.
Acer has developed flicker-less, low-dimming, anti-glare and blue light-filtering technologies that all work together to reduce eye strain.
Acer has also priced this monitor to move at nearly half the cost of some other TVs on our list.
Acer laid claim to the world’s first monitor with HDMI 2.0 support when the Acer A7 debuted.
LG 31MU97-B 31″ 4K UHD Monitor
The LG 31MU97-B features 10-bit color, which means it can display over 1 billion colors!
This very capable 4K display for your Mac or PC also offers incredibly smooth gradient transitions.
If you want to watch movies on your monitor or edit films, you’ll appreciate that this 4K monitor fully supports the digital cinema standard.
Designers can work in dual colorspaces which is also a nice bonus feature.
LG even throws in two 5W MAXXAUDIO speakers. Not only can you watch your video edits, you can hear them with some very nice clarity.
If you want to display your monitor vertically that is also an option with the displays pivot and height adjustment features.
Dell UltraSharp UP3216Q 32″ 4K UHD Monitor
The Dell UltraSharp UP3216Q features one of the nicest designs on our list. Dell has done a good job of mimicking Apple’s iMac design features, while still keeping the monitor true to the company.
One of the best features is Dell PremierColor technology which ensures accurate and crisp colors that are pre-calibrated right out of the box.
This monitor is used regularly by graphic designers, video editors, and animation experts.
Throw in an ultra-wide viewing angle with full tilt and adjust features and you can find the perfect viewing experience for your own needs.
ASUS PA328Q 32″ 4K UHD Monitor
The ASUS PA328Q is another monitor that comes pre-calibrated to ensure a clean output.
Some of the cooler features on this monitor are its deep and beautiful colors, HDMI 2.0 connectivity, and a built-in 5-way navigational joystick on the side for selecting on screen options.
ASUS Eye Care technology which keeps the display flicker-free and limits the amount of blue light that gets emitted is also included.
ViewSonic VP2780-4K 27″ 4K UHD Monitor
The ViewSonic VP2780-4K offers SuperClear IPS technology which means what appears on your monitor will look good from a very wide viewing angle.
Like other monitors on our list, you will also gain access to 1 billion colors.
This monitor also delivers ViewMode technology for dialing in the perfect viewing configuration.
A unique feature here is MultiPicture functionality which lets you split the screen into four different panels so you can multi-task with numerous open apps at one time.
Philips 288P6LJEB 28″ 4K UHD Monitor
The Philips 288P6LJEB monitor is the perfect 4K monitor for Mac and PCs if you want to spend under $400 but still want a crisp and worthwhile experience.
This monitor features a very impressive 1ms refresh rate for hardcore lag-free gaming, a SmartErgoBase that is highly adjustable and can be rotated 90 degrees and MHL technology which lets you connect your mobile device to this big screen.
Throw in stereo speakers and USB 3.0 connectivity and you are left with a very capable 4K monitor that won’t break the bank.