What we know as 4K is actually supposed to be called Ultra-High Definition, so what we don’t need right now is companies muddying the water further with more obnoxious marketing. Someone at LG didn’t get the message, as the company is advertising a “Real 4K” monitor. What is “Real 4K?” Technically accurate and completely stupid, for one.
Basically, the “4K” as we refer to it now actually carries a resolution of 3840×2160, which is below the promise of 4K which is meant to be “four times the resolution of 1080p”.
So-called “Real 4K” on LG’s new Real 4K Monitor goes that extra step and bumps the resolution up to 4096×2160, not that you’d notice. Both look incredible to the naked eye, and LG is just going to confuse more customers about what 4K/UHD really is.
Who am I kidding though, I still want one.