Best TVs that double up as monitors

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 21 Oct 2020
Best TVs that double up as monitors

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If you have ever wondered how it feels to work on a large monitor with good refresh rates and stunning picture quality, it's time to stop wondering and start living that experience. You can now double Smart TVs up as your monitor so that you can use it to work while chilling in your room. While selecting a TV with this purpose in mind, always go for TVs that have a good resolution and refresh rate, as the bigger the display, the more the need for a good pixel resolution.

Therefore, opt for 4K UHD Smart TVs in this case. To help you select the right one, here are four wonderful options that you should consider buying on

LG 139 cms (55-inches) 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV 

As this smart TV comes with a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD display and a refresh rate of 60Hz, it is the perfect candidate to use as your monitor. Since it comes with four different HDMI ports, you can easily connect your computer system to it. Additionally, the TV comes with a good refresh rate, which means you should be able to play video games without any lag. With built-in Alexa and Google Assistant, you can now ask your TV to perform a ton of activities by just telling the voice assistant what you want. Furthermore, with the 40W sound output coupled with the Ai ThinQ technology, you should be in for a treat in terms of the sound quality as well. Now you can both enjoy content and work on the same screen by using this TV as your main monitor.

Samsung 138 cm (55-Inches) 4K Ultra HD Smart QLED TV 

If you are looking for a TV that can double up as a monitor on which you can play fast-paced action games, then this model from Samsung should be an ideal choice for you thanks to its refresh rate of 120Hz. It is one of the best refresh rates available in a Smart TV in this segment, allowing you to use it for all your high-end editing and video projects as well. Furthermore, with four HDMI and 2USB ports, you can easily plug in the CPU, printer and even a pair of Blu-Ray speakers as well to make it a TV-cum-Monitor system. The slim and stylish design should not take too much of your space as well.

OnePlus 138.8 cm (55-inches) Q1 Series 4K Certified Android QLED TV 

OnePlus's first TV in the market has been a consumer favorite of sorts thanks to its incredible features. The Smart TV is a 4K certified Android TV that can function as your monitor as well. It gives you 50W sound output which should make your listening experience a good one. The QLED 120% NTSC bezel-less display should account for a clean and crisp viewing experience. Furthermore, it comes with Google Assistant, Android Pie OS, 3GB RAM and 16GB storage, which makes it an ideal TV to use as a monitor. However, among all these features the one that stands out the most is the motion rate of 480Hz which should enable you to watch videos or play games with higher frames per second, which is not the case with most TVs.

Sony Bravia 138.8 cm (55 inches) 4K UHD Certified Android LED TV KD-55X9500G

This smart TV from Sony comes with a 55-inch 4K UHD display having 100Hz refresh rate, four HDMI ports and 3 USB ports and built-in WiFi. Its high refresh rate makes it quite suitable to be doubled as a monitor. For audio, it offers a 20W output with an acoustic multi-audio feature that claims to offer surround sound. If you’re into editing videos and pictures apart from watching shows on your TV, then this might come in handy as it comes with features such as HDR, Triluminous display which maps a wider colour palette and X-Motion clarity provides jitter-free videos.

Ashwin Nair

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