A 4K TV could be your best chance of getting great and efficient monitor service without spending an extra coin. According to Brian Hauer who wrote a piece on Tiamat, programmers will be happy to discover the $500 Seiki 39” 4K TV which works very well as a high-output display. Anybody else who works with many windows open will appreciate the productivity enhancement that the TV will add to your work considering other good and affordable 27” or 30” monitors will cost you $400 – $650..

Just like the other imperfect HD-TVs in the market, the Seiki 4K TV has its set of set – backs according to Hauer.

One of the most notable draw – back with the TV is that at the 3840 x 2160 resolution, only 30Hx can be supported by the HDMI 1.4 ports. The 30Hz limitation also applies with the Lower end GPUs at the same signature resolution. A GPU belonging to an old desktop PC does not have the capacity to support 3840 x 2160 so if that is what you are using, you will need to stick with it for a while.

Trouble with the 30 Hz is mainly experienced in screen mouse movements and that is not a big enough issue for most of the users out to exploit its good resolution. The Seiki might not also be the best screen to use for gaming but many other functions perform great with the screen.

Either way, the Seiki 39” 4K TV is much better than the regular monitor because of the larger number of pixels that the TV offers.

At this point I think it would be safe to say that 4K TV is definitely built for programmers.

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