4K monitors in the test: that’s what 4K, 8K or HDR stand for
4K monitors in the test: This is how much the monitors cost
4K monitors tested: the picture is great!
Fujitsu P27-8 TS UHD
An (almost) perfect mix: super sharp thanks to 4K resolution (3840×2160 pixels), beautifully bright and rich in contrast, the whole thing combined with high color fidelity and good features – many connections and many adjustment options. Also great: the low power consumption.
4K monitors in the test: nice and bright
4K monitors put to the test: speed at image construction
Acer Predator XB273P
The Acer Predator XB273KP is pretty expensive! There is an extra-bright monitor with almost perfect color reproduction and an extra-high refresh rate: the monitor can display up to 144 images per second – ideal for gaming when the appropriate super-fast graphics card is in the computer. Good: The Predator has plenty of connections and can be adjusted in many ways. It only has two small weaknesses: the screen illumination is not perfectly even and the power consumption is generous at almost 68 watts
4K monitors put to the test: not always economical
The elaborate display technology in the 4K monitors can be quite noticeable in terms of power consumption: The Acer Predator XB273KP consumes just under 68 watts. The Fujitsu P27-8 TS UHD, on the other hand, is satisfied with 26 watts. Little more than full HD monitors, which in the current test by COMPUTER BILD for the 20 watts in operation consumed. Almost all tested 4K monitors are economical in standby: they consumed less than 0.4 watts in standby mode. Only Acer Predator XB273KP should be disconnected from the mains (e.g. with a switch socket strip) if it is not used for a long time. He swallowed a full 28 watts in standby.
Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW
The Philips offers a screen diagonal of around 102 centimeters for PC monitors. But the 4K Philips is not only big, but also beautiful: in the test, it offered brilliant image reproduction with high color fidelity. In addition, its features are unrivaled thanks to the USB hub and many connections.
4K monitors put to the test: there is often a lack of operation
A 4K monitor is (almost) self-explanatory, apparently many manufacturers think and usually only pack one quick start Guide in the box. The outlined instructions may often suffice to connect the stand to the screen part and to connect the cables correctly, but help in printed form for the operating menus would be desirable. Because some of them are quite nested and sometimes cause frustration during the initial setup – even with the testers! Only two of the tested 4K monitors, the LG 27UD59-B and the Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW, earned the title “comfortable”. Only the Fujitsu P27-8 TS UHD achieved a “very comfortable” rating.
4K monitors put to the test: the image signal comes digital
4K monitors put to the test: many adjustment options
Anyone who works at the screen for hours should be able to adjust the incline and height exactly to their needs. All test candidates can be adjusted in inclination, but a monitor base is better Height adjustment like the Acer Predator XB273KP, the Fujitsu P27-8 TS UHD and the LG 27UD59P-B. The Acer and Fujitsu also offer a rotatable monitor base. Frequent writers and programmers are particularly happy about one Pivot function: The Fujitsu and the LG can be rotated into portrait format.
The shiny exterior takes some getting used to: the AOC’s display and frame are reflective. The picture quality is top, however, only with the maximum brightness the AOC does not quite reach the values of the 4K competition.