The 10 Best Laptops With 4K Displays
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in March of 2020. The term 4K refers to a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, and is the current benchmark for high definition viewing. It was only a matter of time before this standard was applied to laptop computers and here we have ranked the best based on their suitability for gaming and professional studio work, their technical specifications, build quality, ergonomics, and value. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
April 02, 2020:
One of the first things that you might notice about these machines is their price tag. 4K laptops are built with gaming and professional studio tasks in mind, so the technology has to meet the very high standards required by these applications. It makes sense that if you are willing to spend money on the highest possible screen resolution, there should be no compromises on performance, and vice-versa.
Some, such as the Eluk Omen 15t or Alienware M15 would be more suited to the avid gamer, while others, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad P53 or MSI WS65, with their rugged builds and comprehensive connectivity, are more suited to work in the field or pro studios, such as video editing or graphic design.
It has been said that you will experience diminishing returns when buying a smaller 4K laptop, as the increased resolution is far less noticeable on the 13.3-inch Dell XPS 9370, for example, as compared to the 15-inch Dell XPS 15 7590. While this may be true, portability is often a big factor when choosing a laptop, so we have included both in our ranking. Either way, whether you are looking for a high-performance 4K workstation, 4K gaming laptop, or a visually-stunning machine for casual use, there should be something in this list that fits the bill.
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 While not as practical as the models in our ranking, this unique laptop is worth a mention, based on its innovative design alone. Ideal for artistic endeavors, it features a full-width secondary touchscreen above the keyboard, which interacts with the 4K display to create a seamless interface between the user and their work. asus.com