Seiki is pushing forward impressively in the 4K display race with two monitors for under $1,000

by on January 6, 2015

Stephan Jukic – January 6, 2015

When it comes to professional 4K display monitors for people who really need the extra resolution for their PC based design projects, some common choices are Dell, Samsung, HP and Acer.

However, among lesser known brands, Seiki is a company that shouldn’t be ignored and especially not now, that they’ve emerged with two new ultra HD PC monitors with some pretty damn impressive specs.

The most impressive of the new models is a 40 inch ultra HD screen with a resolution of 3,840 x 2160 pixels that really nicely fills out the massive monitor screen. The 32 inch or less PC screens from the likes of Asus and Dell or Samsung may have much higher pixel densities but sheer size like this in a 4K PC monitor is a rare quality, and especially at the price for which this Seiki screen is going to be selling at.

In terms of inputs, it offers two HDMI ports and two DisplayPort ports. Unfortunately, the HDMI connections aren’t 2.0 and thus can’t handle 4K display at 60Hz (60 frames per second) but that’s okay because the DisplayPort sockets are available for 60Hz refresh rates.

Seiki's smaller 4K TVs are also used as UHD PC monitors

Seiki’s smaller 4K TVs are also used as UHD PC monitors

The 40 inch Seiki screen also offers a quad-screen mode that can be used with the HDMI and DisplayPort ports to create four separate Full HD 1080p screens from four different devices at the same time.

Furthermore, while the monitor’s stand can be adjusted for tilt and swivel, it can’t be adjusted for height though the monitor’s VESA mount does let it be changed for a different stand

Now as for the second of the two 4K Displays, it’s a much smaller 32 inch screen that’s also probably more useful for a lot of people. In every general specification, it’s pretty much identical to its 40 inch cousin with the only difference between them being their size.

For either monitor, their pricing might be their single most attractive feature. While Seiki lacks the prestige of Samsung or LG PC monitors, it offers a perfectly decent 4K display experience and getting your hands on a 40 inch monitor for just under $1000 is a definite bonus. The 32 inch model will cost less than this but its exact price hasn’t been release by Seiki yet.

Both monitors will go on sale later in 2015, with the 40 inch model being released for sale by the summer and the 32 inch model a bit later in the second half of the year.

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