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Christmas Gift Guide

Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m

Lenovo ThinkVision 28

Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor (P2815Q)

Asus PB287Q

LG 31MU95

Samsung UD590

Samsung UD970

LAS VEGAS -- With crystal clear resolutions, vividly saturated colors, and useful features for professionals, 4K monitors have impressed many who have laid their eyes on them. However, the super sharp screens come at a high price -- literally. Thanks to a few debuts at CES 2014, those interested in a more affordable 4K monitor now have a few more options.

The Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m is one of those options, starting at $799. This 28-inch monitor houses a plethora of ports and an ergonomic design that allows the display to be turned vertically.

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Lenovo impressively packs full Android functionality on this fresh 4K display. Starting at $1,119, the 28-inch monitor will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat and house a Nvidia Tegra CPU with 2GB of RAM. You can use the display as a monitor or as an all-in-one Android device. Pretty nifty if you ask me.
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This 28-inch Dell 4K monitor is the lowest priced of the bunch, starting at $699. It's a good deal, however, its low refresh rate makes it less suitable for gamers. It's expected to go on sale in January 2014.

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Asus is offering its own affordable 4K monitor with the PB278Q. The 28-inch display starts at $799 and features a slim, ergonomic design with a variety of ports.

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The 31-inch ultra-wide monitor boasts one of the highest resolutions on this list, at 4,096x2,160-pixels. It's geared toward professionals but LG has yet to announce pricing and availability.
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The UD590 monitor is another 4K rocking display, but in order for this Samsung model to compete with the other 28-inchers on this list Samsung would have to price it competitively. Aside from its super-sharp display, it features few ports, including two HDMI and one DisplayPort.
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The Samsung UD970 is the souped up version of the UD590. It houses more features for video and photo professionals, including more ports and a full array of ergonomic options.
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