What small small 4k monitors are available that are less than 24 inches? The smaller and more affordable the better.

  • Less than (i.e. not including) 24 inch nominal size (a 23.8 inch diagonal is a "24 inch" display)
  • Minimum 4k (3840x2160) resolution
  • No constraint on aspect ratio
  • Available to consumers now or some time in the past (could buy used)
  • Include a price if available
  • Manufacturer links please

I know of these:

A related question has been asked, but requested specific and larger sizes: High DPI 21“ or 23” monitor for 13" MacBook Pro

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    Interestingly there's a few laptops (ranging down to 12 inches) with panels that would fit your needs, but I can't think of any consumer displays under 24 inches. My own research seems to suggest that at regular viewing distances, 4k is optimal at 27" size... superuser.com/questions/990799/… if you're curious. adafruit.com/products/1652 is the closest thing I can think of that's modern but not quite there. What do you want to use this for? Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 11:56
  • As a general-purpose desktop display (naturally with a shorter viewing distance) and potentially attached to a VESA wall mount.
    – ebpa
    Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 17:32
  • Exactly my question, I was trying to find a side-monitor for the 27" iMac where 24" is too big, likely 21-22 should be the sweet spot for using it in portrait mode and BORDERLESS (no bezel)
    – sorin
    Commented Feb 12, 2019 at 9:16

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I found that LG has recently released a 22" (21.5" Diagonal) UltraFine™ 4K IPS LED Monitor that has a resolution of 4096 x 2304.


I wouldn't recommend going for a 24 in 4k as it isn't recommended for the eye.

Check out the Dell P2415Q if you don't change your mind and go for a 24 in monitor. It is priced at around 425 dollars for which you can get good TV.

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    Can you add more reasons why you recommend this monitor? Also, ebpa is looking for 23" and smaller monitors. This is too big.
    – Cfinley
    Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 16:43
  • I own and regularly use Dell's P2415Q and UP2414Q monitors. Personally I prefer the UP2414Q model because they cause me fewer problems after their power is interrupted at the power strip and they have tactile non-capacitive buttons. They are both good monitors (which I would recommend), but as @Cfinley pointed out I'm asking about smaller monitors.
    – ebpa
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 3:15
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    Why do you say higher pixel density isn't good for the eye? Modern operating systems do display scaling, so things are legible regardless of your pixel density.
    – ebpa
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 3:22
  • The cost goes up as they try to squeeze in more pixels within a smaller body. When you have a lot of pixels it strains your eye if you are not used to it
    – Dhruva
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 7:33
  • try the dell xps 13/15 4k variants
    – Dhruva
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 7:37

SmallHD has a 22" 4K OLED monitor, MON-OLED-22, widely available, for the small price of 12 000 US dollars.


The Panasonic Toughpad 4K Tablet is 20" and the specs mention HDMI 2.0 input on the "standard" model, the FZ-Y1. I still see it at some places around 2200 USD, eBay has a few for similar, it's an old one.


The LG 24UD58-B is a 23.8" 2160p (4k) monitor. It has a maximum 60 Hz refresh rate and FreeSync adaptive framerate support for between 40-60 Hz. It is also relatively expensive and can be bought for less than $300 new. It is a good size to run at 2x scaling for an "effective" 1080p resolution for sharp text.

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