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Best 28-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitors for Offices, Homes, Gamers, Creators & Small Businesses

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When shopping for a 4K Ultra HD monitor, 28-inch is the sweet spot to go for. With that many dots, 27-inch might just be a little tight while 32-inch 4K monitor are still expensive. Also, at Ultra HD resolution, you are not going to get any higher than 60Hz refresh rate so fast action gamers look elsewhere. These are more suited for productivity and creative users.

Having said that, there are a couple of monitors that call them self gaming units. In fact, most of the panels here support AMD FreeSync, a must have for gamers. In fact, 60Hz may be more than sufficient for most games running at 4K resolution and those whom are also looking to use the monitor as their console display.

Top 10 Best 28-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitors

Let’s check out our line-up.

1. Samsung LU28UE590 28-inch UHD 4K Monitor – OLD BUT STILL GOOD

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If you are looking for a bezel-less Samsung, check out the LU28R550 below. The LU28E590 is just your good value office unit with that dated chunky bezel. Well, at least they are even all round. While the image is great, there are no on-board speakers so you are going to need your sound from elsewhere. Other features are pretty standard such as 60Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync for gaming, wide colour gamut, quick response time and for productivity users, Picture by Picture. The latter offers side by side or Picture in Picture multi-tasking option by allowing users to access two different video sources at the same time, a feature it shares with the UR550 below. It is worth noting that this product is near its end-of-life so you might be able to bag a bargain.

 

2. AOC Gaming U28G2AE 28-inch 4K UHD Monitor – GAMERS REJOICE

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Gamers will appreciate the 6 game mode presets. Tuned to suit FPS, racing, RTS or room for your own custom presets, the game modes let you switch display profiles quickly using AOC Settings Key Pad. The FreeSync Premium ensures that there is no input lag between your GPU and the monitor while quick response time offers FPS players an edge with no ghosting effects or blurring to distract you. Keep in mind that you will only get 60Hz refresh rate at 4K resolution. For 144Hz refresh rate consider the U28G2XU or for 240Hz refresh rate, go with smaller 27-inch panels with Full HD resolution.

 

3. Lenovo L28u-30 28-inch 4K UHD Gaming Monitor – BEZEL-LESS

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2mm, that is how small those top and side bezels are, making the Lenovo L28u-30 perfect for multi monitor setup, especially with its affordable price tag. Think three 4K monitors side by side with little to no borders in between. It doesn’t stop there, there are 15 user presets available to quickly change the settings to suit you. It supports a wide sRGB colour gamut, perfect for viewing and editing photos and videos. Plus if you have to work on it a long time, your eyes will thank you give its TUV Rheinland low blue light certification. The two minor niggles are there is no speaker nor is there audio output and the stand only supports tilt but the VESA mount means you can get your own adjustable arm.

 

4. Philips 288E2A 28-inch 4K Monitor

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A great value display with modern ultra narrow bezels and unique stand to match, the Philips 288E2A got everything right down to the use of IPS panel for wide angle viewing, vivid colours, AMD FreeSycn compatible and LowBlue mode. It even features Smart Contrast, cleverly analyses the content you are viewing and automatically adjust the colour and backlight to enhance its contrast and intensity. The only two complaints are no USB dock and no onboard speakers sound tinny but as long as the image is strong, crisp and bright, we are happy.

 

5. HP V28 4K Ultra HD 28-inch TN LCD Monitor – SME & HOME OFFICE COMPANION

  • 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p
  • TN LCD panel, wide 170° viewing angle, Brightness: 300 cd/m², Contrast 1000:1
  • Response time: 1 ms
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz, AMD FreeSync
  • Input: HDMI / DisplayPort, audio out
  • Can be wall mounted, VESA mount 100 x 100

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HP V28 4K Ultra HD monitor is your utilitarian monitor based on TN LCD panel particularly suited for small businesses, home offices or those looking to work from home.Don’t get us wrong, it is not short on features but the design is a little bland and while the stand supports tilting and various working angles, it is not height adjustable. Office workers will be delighted with the Low Blue Light mode, fast 1ms response rate and the brand’s reliability. There is however no onboard speaker, so be prepared to invest in a pair of headphones or speakers.

 

6. Acer Nitro VG280K 28-inch 4K Ultra HD LED Gaming Monitor – GAMING MONITOR

  • 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p
  • IPS Panel, HDR10, Brightness: 300 cd/m², Contrast 1000:1
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz, AMD FreeSync
  • Response time: 1 ms
  • Input: HDMI 2.0 / DP1.2
  • Can be wall mounted, height and tilt adjustable

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The 27-inch ACER Nitro may just feature Quad HD, but the bigger 28-inch is a true 4K Ultra HD display through and through and a great one act that. Designed to appeal to games, the IPS based panel is enclosed in zero frame chassis and mounted on a height and tilt adjustable stand. With AMD FreeSync support, the gaming monitor will match the output of your AMD Graphics card to ensure that there is no artefacts of screen tearing and lag. For streaming, the screen supports HDR10 to ensure that scenes have the right contrast. This is not to be confused with ACER Nitro XV280, while both are sold as gaming monitors, the VG280K here has a much faster response rate of 1ms compared to 4ms.

 

7. SAMSUNG LU28R550UQUXEN 4K Ultra HD 28-inch IPS LED Monitor – ALL ROUNDER

  • 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p
  • HDR, Eye Comfort 2.0, Brightness: 300 cd/m², Contrast 1000:1
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz AMD FreeSync
  • Response time: 4 ms
  • Input: 2xHDMI 2.0 / 1xDisplayPort1.2
  • Can be wall mounted: VESA 75 x 75

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The Samsung LU28R550 is an IPS panel that offers wide viewing angle (178°/178°), high colour saturation and clarity. Such are the advantages over conventional TN panels. It also supports HDR and AMD FreeSync making it perfect for entertainment and gaming. The three edges; top and sides are super slim, almost bezel-less. For productivity users, you will be glad to know that the display reduces blue light to avoid eye fatigue from prolonged use and every unit is TUV Rheinland certified. A feature unique to this display is the ability to support two sources side-by-side. And, for the creatives, this flicker free screen is capable of 99.5% sRGB colours. While the stand is not height adjustable, you can make use of the VESA 75 x 75 mount to use a wall mount of adjustable bracket instead.

 

8. IIYAMA ProLite B2875UHSU 4K Ultra HD 28-inch IPS LCD Monitor – OFFICE WORKHORSE

  • 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p
  • Brightness 300 cd/m², Contrast Ratio 1000:1, Dynamic Contrast 20M:1
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Response time: 1 ms
  • Input: HDMI x 2 / VGA x 1  / DisplayPort x 1 / MHL x 1, USB2.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 1
  • Built-in speakers, Tilt and Height Adjustable

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The IIYAMA ProLite looks like your run of the mill 4K UHD monitor. It does not even pretend to look good with its chunky bezels and plasticly finish. But it does one thing right, keeping the workforce happy. The stand is tilt and height adjustable for the best possible working height while blue light filters keep your eyes safe. It also supports Picture in Picture so it can show two sources at the same time although not side by side like the Samsung above. The other thing it is not short on is connectivity. Catering to all possible connectivity options including MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) for compatible smartphones and tablets. A slight disadvantage depending on how you see it, is the limited viewing angle 85/85 and 80/80. This could be great for privacy as you may not necessarily want others to look over your shoulders.

 

9. HP U28 4K Ultra HD 28-inch IPS LCD Monitor – CREATOR’S FAVOURITE

  • 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p
  • IPS LCD, HDR, Brightness: 400 cd/m², Contrast 1000:1, Dynamic Contrast 10M:1
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz, AMD FreeSync
  • Response time: 4 ms
  • Input: HDMI2.0 x 1 / HDMI x 1 / DisplayPort x 1, USB Dock, USB-C with 65W charging support
  • USB 3.1 x 3 / USB Type-C x 2, Tilt, Height Swivel, Rotate stand

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Unlike the V28, the HP U28 comes with a flashy height adjustable and tillable stand as well as the more modern USB Type-C connectivity and the inclusion of a USB hub. This does make it a costlier unit to buy but it is well worth the extra especially when you get extra brightness too at 400cd/m2 and more dynamic contrast 10M:1. But the biggest selling point is again, its sleek adjustable stand that also includes big swivel angles without moving the base and rotating function. Professionals and creators will appreciate the factory calibrated colour reproduction 100% sRGB, 93% DCI-P3. Choose between the colour presets; web for web creation and design for photography.

 

10. HUAWEI MateView 4K Ultra HD 28.2-inch IPS LCD Monitor – PREMIUM MONITOR

  • 4K+ Ultra HD 3840 x 2560p
  • IPS LCD, HDR 400 3:2 aspect ratio, 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut, Brightness: 500nits max. 1200:1
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Response time: 4 ms
  • Input: HDMI / Mini DisplayPort, USB-C power port, USB dock (USB-A x2, USB-C), 3.5mm audio
  • Built-in stereo speakers, Height and tilt adjustable stand

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The MateView panel goes beyond 4K because of its chosen aspect ratio at 3:2. This also makes it a better option for productivity users with 18.5% more workspace compared to 16:9. It is by far the most expensive display in our line-up but for good reasons. As a premium display, it has the style and design to match, and the award to prove it, with minimalist base and stand, minimal 6mm bezels (top and sides), high 94% screen to body ratio and integrated docking hub. It is so sleek that you could be certain that this will be the profile for the forthcoming iMac with M1 Pro and M1 Max chip. Just look at the side profile below. It’s easily one of the best looking monitors around. While the panels can’t match the Apple XDR Pro Display, the design comes real close.

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A first for our line-up here is support for wireless connectivity. What this means is that you can project your screen wirelessly from your laptop to the display without any cables. Great for both work and play, each panel is calibrated for colour accuracy and supports 98% DCI-P3 cinema level colour gamut. The panel also achieve TUV Rheinland certification for Low Blue Light emission and flicker free operation. If that’s not enough, USB-C offers single cable connectivity for video, audio, USB dock and reserve charging up to 65W. Another impressive feature of the MateView is the front facing dual firing speakers built into that sper sleep stand. Driven by a powerful amplifier, it even manages some amazing low range while the built-in dual microphone help isolate ambient noise during a video call complete with far-field voice pickup.

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