When Will the First 32″ Sized Monitors Arrive with 4K and High Refresh Rate? The Race is On!

Originally published 8 January 2021 – now updated 2 April 2021

The race seems to be on to be the first to market with a new display option that is attracting a lot of interest from gamers. We have seen over the last couple of years the combination of super-high 3840 x 2160 (“4K”) resolutions and high 120 – 144Hz refresh rate offered in the 27″ sized monitor market, allowing people to have the best of both Worlds. With super-sharp and crisp images and a high refresh rate for smooth gaming and excellent motion clarity.

The issue with these initial 27″ models is that the 4K resolution is really too big for a screen that size, and by the time you’ve factored in the need for OS scaling to make text a sensible size, you end up with the same desktop area as a 1440p model, albeit with some small improvements in picture quality and sharpness. Buyers have been crying out since for a larger format screen with these same specs, with something in the region of 32″ expected to be the sweet spot. They will likely still need to be used with scaling, perhaps at a lower level to leave you with more desktop space, but it’s likely that the benefits of 4K resolution are more pronounced than on a smaller 27″ screen.

So far, several monitors have been announced with this hotly anticipated combination, but not have appeared to buy yet. This news piece will take a look at the models announced so far along with what we know at the moment about release dates.

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