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On the surface the 4k display is decent enough for the price. Using Windows’ scaling feature text and graphics are sharp and the monitor can display images at up to 60hz decently enough.
The matte display is nice and a welcome alternative from the many shiny displays out in the market. The bezel is quite reflective though, its plastic finished in a piano black.
So for those looking for a decent, passable 4k display it will do fine. But there are some things that will prompt enthusiasts to keep looking elsewhere.
The color gamut, at only 72%, puts it more in line with budget monitors. I am finding the display to be a bit colder than other modern displays meaning whites look a little more blue than I’d like them to be.
My biggest gripe is with the viewing angles. Because this is a TN display it lacks the wide viewing angles that can be found in other 1080p displays around the same price point. The result is that solid colors will often appear as a gradient when they fill the screen due to the overall size of the display. Not good enough for professional or even amateur photographers that want a good color representation on display.
But for general consumer use, like word processing, gaming, movie watching, etc. it should be fine. The 2ms response rate is very good for game players and the added sharpness 4k resolution brings to text will make it look more like your high density smartphone display – just bigger.
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