Do you really need to buy a 4K monitor for work?

If you have never used a 4K monitor or a QHD monitor, you would be very much confused to go with which monitor from which brand. There are many 4K, QHD, and Full HD monitors out there made by brands like Benq, Lenovo, Dell, MSI, Acer, LG, Samsung, etc at varying prices. Most of the 4K Monitors are priced above Rs 30000 in India. You can also find some Benq 4K monitors as well as Lenovo and Philips 4K monitors selling in India for under Rs 30,000 online.

Do you really need a 4K monitor?
If you have been straining your eyes staring into your 14-inch or 13-inch laptop, it is recommended you invest in an external monitor. This not only gives you a better viewing experience, but you also get to use a Dual monitor setup by extending the screen. This really helps if you switch between different tabs when you are working from home.

Do you need a 4K Monitor for this purpose? The quick answer is No. A good Full HD monitor like Dell P Series P2419H ( the current bestseller on Amazon.in ) is more than enough for your work needs. Oftentimes 4K is overkill for the tasks you do on a daily basis.

However, if you really want to buy a 4K monitor, and have plenty of money keep in mind of these tips when choosing a 4K Monitor.

Do not buy a 27 inch or 24 inches 4K monitor. In these sizes, at Full 4K resolution, the icons and texts look very small and are often impossible to read and work properly. If you are on Windows, it will automatically scale it around 150% for you to get a better look at the icons and text. So this scaling result in the display looks like you are using a Full HD monitor. You won’t be getting the extra real estate you were expecting to get from a 4K monitor. So if you are buying a 4K monitor, to get the full use of the resolution, get a 32 inch one. If you have never used a big monitor, you would need some getting used to the large area your eyes have to wander.

If you are buying a 27 inch Monitor, I would recommend you get a QHD resolution monitor. If you are buying a 24 inch or 22 inch Monitor, get a Full HD one. These are the best sizes for these respective resolutions in my opinion. A 27 inch Full HD monitor would look a bit pixelated. So it’s better to go for a 24 inch if you going for a Full HD monitor.

Do not buy a VA Panel 4K Monitor. I recently used a VA Panel 4K monitor which was selling for under Rs 30K in India online. The viewing angles were not that good and the colors get washed out towards the edges. VA Panels are cheaper, but if you want a better visual experience, pay more and get a good IPS monitor.

Best selling 4K Monitors in India ( April 2021 )
LG Ultrafine 27UL850 27 Inch 4K (3840 x 2160) – Price: Rs 43,280
LG 27 inch 4K-UHD 27UL550 ( Price: Rs 30,999 )
Benq EL2870U VA Panel ( Price: Rs 22,990 )
Samsung 28 inch LU28R550UQWXXL ( Rs 27,999 )
Acer Nitro VG280K 28 inch UHD 3840 X 2160 ( Rs 24,999 )
Acer Predator 27-inch 4K UHD XB273K ( Rs 47,500 )

Check out all the Best Selling Computer Monitors on Amazon.in here.

BenQ PD2500Q Monitor Price in India ( 25 inch 2K QHD 100% Rec.709 )

Benq has launched PD2500Q DesignVue Designer Monitor in India online. It has an MRP price of Rs 29,990 and a launch selling price of Rs 23,990. It is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price ).

BenQ PD2500Q is a DesignVue Designer Professional Monitor. It features a 25-inch QHD screen with a max resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The Panel is an IPS one and offers 100% Color Accuracy. Benq is also bringing AQCOLOR technology – Accurate Reproduction – for better color accuracy.

According to the specs sheet, each PD2500Q monitor is Individually factory-calibrated to 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 standards for great color accuracy. This monitor comes with Specialized Designer Modes such as Darkroom, CAD/CAM, and Animation modes to get the best out of the system depending on your work.

This monitor is not made for Gaming, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t play games on it. It offers a regular 60Hz refresh rate and has a 4ms (GtG) response time. The max brightness supported by this monitor is 350nits which is plenty enough. The display has an Anti-glare coating for better visibility and experience.

Older models: PD2700U, PD2700Q, PD3220U, PD3200U, PD3200Q. ( check out their prices on Amazon.in here )

From the manufacturer
BenQ DesignVue Designer Monitor PD2500Q is a visually spectacular 25” 2K QHD (2560×1440) high-resolution display that showcases every intricate detail in your work. Equipped with BenQ AQCOLOR Technology and professionally factory-calibrated for industry-leading color accuracy and 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 color space support, and an amazing Delta E ≤ 3 value, PD2500Q’s pristine IPS panel produces exacting color accuracy for the truest and most representative view of original content.

BenQ PD2500Q Monitor Specs

  • 25 inch IPS Screen
  • QHD resolution ( 2560×1440 Pixels )
  • Anti-glare
  • 350nits max brightness
  • 4ms (GtG)
  • 100% sRGB/Rec. 709 color gamut support
  • 117 PPI
  • 178/178 viewing angle
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Native Contrast(typ.): 1000:1
  • DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.): 20M:1
  • 2Wx2 Speakers
  • Headphone jack
  • Picture modes: Rec.709 / sRGB / CAD/CAM / Animation / Standard / Low Blue Light / Dark Room / M-Book / User
  • Benq Eyecare – Flicker-free Technology, Low Blue Light, Brightness Intelligence (B.I.)
  • Delta E ≦ 3 (average)
  • Ports: HDMI (v1.4)x1 / DisplayPort (v1.2) x1 / MiniDisplayPort (ver1.2)x1 / DP out(MST) / USB Downstream x 4 / USB Upstream x 1
  • Power consumption: 21W – 62W

Lenovo Q27h-10 27-Inch Monitor Price in India

Lenovo has launched Q27h-10 27-Inch Monitor in India. It has an MRP price of Rs 35,400 and a launch price of Rs 33,990. It is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price ).

Lenovo Q27h-10 is a 27-Inch Monitor with QHD resolution. It has an IPS LED-backlit screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. AMD FreeSync is supported.

It offers 4ms response time and supports a 75Hz refresh rate. This monitor has a 99% sRGB color gamut for good color accuracy and comes with a USB Type-C port.

Lenovo has also launched G27c-10 Monitor ( 165 Hz refresh rate / Curved / FHD WLED / VA ) in India at a price of Rs 19,899.

Lenovo Q27h-10 Monitor Specs

  • 27-inch monitor
  • NearEdgeless monitor
  • IPS Panel
  • Anti-glare
  • 75Hz refresh rate
  • 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • 2 x 3W Speakers
  • 350nits Max brightness
  • Ports: USB Type-C / 1 HDMI 1.4 / 1 Display Port 1.2 / 2 USB Type-A 3.0 with 1 x BC 1.2 / 1 x Audio Out (3.5mm)
  • Stand Tilt Angle (-5° / 22°)
  • 99% sRGB
  • 8-bit color depth
  • 24W Typ Power consumption

From the manufacturer
With an irresistible blend of modern build and premium features, the Lenovo Q27h is a monitor that gets people talking. The QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution In-Plane Switching (IPS) display offers excellent clarity for work, everyday use, or even light gaming. 4-side NearEdgeless bezels and minimal, space-saving design can transform your desk space—aesthetically and functionally.

Acer XR382CQK 37.5, CG437K 42.5 up for Pre-order in India

Acer has just launched two high-end Monitors in India – XR382CQK 37.5 inch and Predator CG437K 425 inch. The 37.5-inch model is a QHD one while the 42.5-inch model has 4K resolution. Both these models are now available to pre-order online in India from Amazon.in.

Acer XR382CQK 37.5 Monitor MRP price in India is Rs 1,01,199 and current sells for Rs 94.999 ( check here ). 

Acer Predator CG437K 42.5 inch 4K UHD Monitor has a similar price tag. It has an MRP price of Rs 99,700 in India and is available to pre-order for Rs 94,999 ( check here )

These products will ship to customers on July 28th.

The 37.5-inch model is an ultra-wide curved monitor with an aspect ratio of 21:9 and offers a 75Hz refresh rate. The 42.5 inch model has a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and has support for a 144Hz refresh rate. Both these models come with a USB Type-C port for faster data transfer. 

The 37.5 inch XR382CQK model supports AMD Free-Sync while the 42.5 inch CG437K is Adaptive-Sync and G-Sync Compatible. The max brightness on the QHD model is 300nits while the 4K model has a much higher 1000nits. 

Acer XR382CQK 37.5 inch Monitor up for Pre-order in India | Price, Specs

Acer has launched the XR382CQK 37.5 Inch QHD Curved Monitor in India online. It has an MRP price tag of Rs 1,01,199. The current lowest price is Rs 94,499. It is now available to pre-order online on Amazon.in ( check here )

Another high-end Monitor up for Pre-order on Amazon.in is Acer Predator CG437K 42.5 Inch 4K at a price of Rs 94,999 ( check here ).

Acer XR382CQK is a 37.5-inch QHD IPS monitor with a 100% sRGB color gamut. This is a curved monitor and offers an ultra-wide aspect ratio of 21:9. It features 1ms Response Time and has support for AMD FreeSync Technology.

The maximum refresh rate supported is 75hz. Acer has built-in Flicker-less technology and a blue light filter to lessen eye fatigue when using it for long hours. Check out the full specs below.

  • Size: 37.5 inch
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Resolution: 3840 x 1600(QHD)
  • Refresh rate: 75Hz
  • Brightness: 300nits
  • Color gamut: 100% sRGB
  • View angle: 178° (H) / 178° (V)
  • Aspect ratio: 21:9
  • AMD Free-Sync support
  • Response time: 1 ms MPRT
  • Speakers: 2x7W
  • Power usage: 58W
  • USB Type-C 3.0 Port: Easily transfer text and data files, photos, and even movies at ten times the speed of USB 2.0.

Source : Amazon.in, Acer