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Best 4k Monitor for 2 Computers Setup (Mac & Win) and Gaming (2022 Dec)

Best 4k144 Monitor for having 2 Computers set up (Mac & Win) and Gaming in 2022. Use one monitor for all: reading, programming, and gaming.


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Choosing a monitor is a very tiring thing if you are like me. I watched more than 60 videos just to select a monitor, and some of them were for professional knowledge.

I will put my choice here for your reference. If you don't want to spend time watching a bunch of videos, just check my needs to see if they match yours. If yes, just take my choice, you won't regret it.

Also, I will mention some products that you might be interested in and reasons why I didn't choose them.

The date for writing this article is December 7, 2022. I have been using the monitor for more than 4 months.

What do I want for a 4k Monitor? (My Needs)

  • Resolution: 4k
  • Refresh Rate: 144hz
    • for First-Person Shooter Games
  • Panel: SS IPS
    • SS means Super Speed. Some platforms will just write "IPS", but that is not accurate!
    • SS IPS is better for First-Person Shooter Games.
    • IPS panels have good response time and good horizontal viewing angles)
  • Have USB Type-C Port: Yes
    • for Thunderbolt4 Pro, more stable for connecting MacBook Pro
  • Subpixel Layout: RGB (Stripe)
    • This will affect the text clarity if choose the wrong one.
    • Some platforms will just write RGB, but that may not be accurate.
  • Use Direct Current (DC) Dimming to moderate brightness: Yes
    • DC might be better for your eyes but has lower display quality at low brightness.
    • The other one is Pulse Width Modulation (PWM). PWM has a better display at low brightness but might cause eye strain for sensitive eyes.
  • DCI-P3 Coverage: $\geq 90$
    • DCI-P3 is a standard for color space, the higher, the better color
  • Have Built-in KVM Switch: Yes
    • Preferred, this can help you to switch among multiple devices quickly with one set of keyboard, mouse, and speaker


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The King of 2022: Gigabyte M28U & M32U (My Choice)


This is the one I got. The price is also good, and it satisfies all the needs I mentioned above.

GIGABYTE M28U 28″ 144Hz Gaming Monitor, 3840 x 2160 SS IPS Display, 2ms (MPRT) Response Time, 94% DCI-P3, VESA Display HDR400, FreeSync Premium Pro, 1x Display Port 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.1
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I am going to buy this one for my other workplace.

  • Similar version, but 32-inch
  • 32-inch monitors may be too big for First-Person Shooter Games
    • 27 or 28 inches may be the maximum size for First-Person Shooter Games
  • 32-inch monitor also requires a deeper table width
    • at least 60cm between the monitor and your eyes
GIGABYTE M32U 32″ 144Hz 4K FreeSync Compatible Gaming Monitor, SS IPS, 3840x2160 Display, 1ms Response Time (MPRT), 1x Display Port 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.1, 3x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type C
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Why not Sony M9?

I really like Sony, and this monitor almost becomes my second choice. But I have a bigger table at my other workplace, so I really want to try a 32-inch monitor.

  • No built-in KVM switch.
Sony 27 INZONE M9 4K HDR 144Hz Gaming Monitor with Full Array Local Dimming and NVIDIA G-SYNC (2022)
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Why not LG GP950?

This one is really nice, but it does not have a USB Type-C port. I really need that for the Thunderbolt 4 pro.

  • No USB Type-C port
LG 27GP950-B 27 Ultragear UHD (3840 x 2160) Nano IPS Gaming Monitor w/1ms Response Time, 144Hz Refresh Rate, NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible & AMD FreeSync Pro, DCI-P3 98% VD HDR 600, Black
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Why not MPG321UR-QD?

It almost satisfies everything I mentioned above, but it is not a Super Speed IPS panel. Also, 32-inch may not be that good for First-Person Shooter Games.

  • not a Super Speed IPS panel
  • 32-inch may be too big for First-Person Shooter Games
MSI MPG321UR QD, 32″ Gaming Monitor, 3840 x 2160 (UHD), IPS with Quantum Dot Technology, 1ms, 144Hz, G-Sync Compatible, HDR 600, HDMI, Displayport, USB Type-C, Tilt, Swivel, Height Adjustable
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Why not Alienware AW3423DW?

This was my favorite before it was released to the market. It is a nice Monitor if you just use it for gaming or events that are not text-heavy.

Alienware 34 Inch Curved PC Gaming Monitor, 3440 x 1440p Resolution, Quantum Dot OLED 175Hz, 1800R Curvature, True 1ms GTG, 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1.07 Billion Colors, AW3423DW - Lunar Light
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The main problem is caused by its Subpixel Layout. This subpixel layout affects the text clarity and causes text fringing.

  • Subpixel layout cause text clarity problems
AW3423DW Subpixel Layout
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