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? – Journeyman Geek Jan 25 '16 at 11:56
  • As a general-purpose desktop display (naturally with a shorter viewing distance) and potentially attached to a VESA wall mount. – ebpa Jan 25 '16 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 Feb 12 '19 at 9:16

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 Jan 27 '16 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 Jan 28 '16 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 Jan 28 '16 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 Jan 29 '16 at 7:33
  • try the dell xps 13/15 4k variants – Dhruva Jan 29 '16 at 7:37

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