In the early days, a monitor or a display is an unnecessary part of computer accessories. The quality of a monitor will have significant impacts on the output vision effects. Therefore, people would tend to spend a large sum of money on an excellent monitor. However, since the advancement of TV productions, there have been new types of TVs designed to meet various requirements. Even though TVs and monitors are designed for different purposes, many of the features have overlapped. Now, here comes a question. Can I use 4K TV in place of monitor right away? If yes, what are the benefits of using 4K TV as a computer monitor?We have introduced some of the best TVs to use as a computer monitor, and next, I will elaborate these questions in details on 4K TVs to use as computer monitors. You can stop here for further information about 4K TV and its advantages.

Part 1: Why use 4K TV as computer monitor

First of all, one question is needed to be clear that you can use 4K TV as the computer monitor alternative. Next, why can a 4K TV be used a computer monitor? Just as mentioned above, more features between 4K TVs and monitors are overlapped. To some extent, 4K TV is a basically giant monitor. The first reason why to choose a 4K TV as a computer monitor lies in that 4K TV is more affordable than a monitor. For example, a monitor with 27/28 inches usually may cost $200 to $300 and a 40-inch model may cost $500, while a 4K TV with 32 to 45 inches only cost about $200 and not more than $300. That is clear to say that you can cost less money to enjoy larger screen.

Secondly, most 4K TVs are HDR-compatible. That is to say HDR allows for more colors than typical screen setups which can bring a more range between the darkest and brightest parts of an image. Compared with the traditional computer monitor, the 4K TV with HDR compatibility is much brighter and darker.

Thirdly, you can freely adjust your own preference on the color and screen resolution settings. But for a computer monitor, you can only have the fixed setting choices.

However, the selection of the appropriate size of 4K TVs depends on your factors that evolved in your environment. For example, where do you want to put the 4K TV as the computer monitor? If you only would like to put it on your computer table, then 27 or 28 inches will be enough. If you want to plate it on your living room for the usage of a family TV, then bigger will be better.

Part 2: Best 4K TV for computer monitors 2018

Now, since you decided to use 4K TV for computer monitors, now you may desire to know what are the best 4K TV for computer monitors? Next, based on the recent reviews and feedbacks of the best sellers for 4K TVs, I will list the best 4K TV for computer monitors in 2018. Choosing one of the best 4K TV for computer monitors will give you better watching experience freely. Today I will list two of the best 4K TV for computer monitors for your further references.

No. 1 Sony X720E 43" (KD43X720E)

The first 4K TV on my recommendation list is Sony X720E 43" (KD43X720E). With the large screen, this 4K TV is a perfect computer monitor which is excellent for console gaming and up scaling content. It has three HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI 2.0 ports, digital and analog audio output ports, and an Ethernet port that can support all kinds of input. Also, with it, you can enjoy the perfect interface without any ads.

No. 2 TCL S405 49" (49S405)

Another one of the best 4K TV for computer monitor in 2018 should be TCL S405 49" (49S405). Compared to the previous one, this TV is larger with 49" model. Because of its low input lag, barely noticeable motion blurs, and full 4:4:4 color supports, this 4K TV can be used as a perfect computer monitor. Its colors presentation is quite good which are accurate even without calibration. Furthermore, it is very affordable whose total price is lower than $500. Those smaller than 49" model will only cost below $400. This is quite attractive for casual users.

Part 3: Best media player for 4K computer monitor

Finally, once you have purchased the best 4K TV for computer monitor in 2018, now what you should focus is how to play the video onto the 4K TV. Well, the steps are quite easy. After installing the 4K TV and connecting with your computer, you can then start playing all kinds of media sources now. Just as usual, you need to prepare an excellent media player for your 4K computer monitor. Without any doubts, I will firstly recommend Leawo Blu-ray Player as your firm choice due to its comprehensive features in playing various video formats with superior quality retained, including 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, CD, HD (4K), MPEG, WMV and so on.


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☉ 100% free movie player for Mac users to play Ultra HD 4K, 1080P and 720P video for free.

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☉ Support multiple audio decoding systems like Dolby, DTS, AAC, TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc.

☉ Adjust subtitles, video and audio during media playback.

With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Blu-ray Player provides you extraordinary movie playback and cinema-like experience. Furthermore, within Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could obtain the personalized settings according to your preference and all the settings could be done automatically.

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