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July 11, 2023

What you can do with a 4K monitor

A 4K monitor is an advanced display technology that boasts a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels, or four times the resolution of a traditional 1080p HD monitor. This means that a 4K monitor can deliver more detailed and vibrant images, with sharper and better defined edges, deeper blacks, and brighter whites. See how you can take advantage of the latest graphics and high-res streaming services when you connect your Surface to a 4K monitor.

What can you do with a 4K monitor?

A 4K monitor offers plenty of benefits, and the possibilities are numerous. Here are just a few things you can do with a 4K monitor:

Enjoy immersive streaming experiences

With a 4K monitor, you can take your streaming to the next level. The high resolution and sharpness of a 4K display provide an immersive experience, making you feel like you're enjoying the video you’re watching in a large, private theater. Your 4K display can also help you see colors more realistically, so you can truly envision that furniture, clothing, or artwork you’re thinking about buying.

To stream hundreds of games straight to your device or console, try Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.¹

Edit and create standout content

If you're a content creator, a 4K monitor can help you work more efficiently and effectively. The high resolution and color accuracy of a 4K display make it easier to edit and create high-quality photos and videos.

Watch movies and TV shows in stunning detail

If you're a movie or TV enthusiast, a 4K monitor can provide a more immersive and enjoyable viewing experience. With a 4K display, you can watch movies and TV shows in stunning detail, with crisp, clear images that make you feel like you're part of the action.

How to connect your Surface to a 4K monitor

Connect your Surface Laptop Studio, Pro 9, or Laptop 5 to accessories such as 4K monitors using the Surface Thunderboltᵀᴹ 4 Dock, which can support two 4K monitors.²,³ Or use the Surface Dock 2 to connect a 4K monitor to your USB-C® devices like Surface Go 3 or Surface Laptop Go 2.³ That means you can use up to three screens at once, and sometimes more depending on the device. Whether you’re multitasking at work or you want a full cinematic experience, you’ll enjoy vibrant, multiscreen graphics when you pair a Surface with a 4K monitor (or two!).

For a Surface with a standout display of its own, check out Surface Studio 2+. It’s a powerful all-in-one PC featuring a large 28-inch PixelSense™ touchscreen display with a resolution of 4500x3000 pixels (192 PPI) and support for 1 billion colors. It’s packed with a NVIDIA® GeForce RTX® 3060 Laptop GPU with 6GB GDDR6 GPU memory so you can see vivid, realistic colors that provide you impeccable entertainment and creative experiences as you design digital artwork and watch your favorite videos.

A 4K monitor is an excellent investment that can enhance your gaming experience, improve your productivity, and provide a more immersive viewing experience for movies and TV shows. If you're in the market for a 4K monitor, Microsoft Surface devices and accessories make an excellent base for streaming, cloud gaming, and productivity. Compare Surface devices and find the perfect one to support the things you love to do.

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  • [1] Activation required for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox Game Pass ultimate 30-day trial accessible through the Xbox Cloud Gaming website. You can use it to play games on Xbox One and Xbox Series Consoles, and stream select games where available to Surface Pro 9 through the Xbox Cloud Gaming website and other supported devices. Not currently available in China.
  • [2] Surface Pro 9 5G with Surface Thunderbolt™ 4 Dock can support two 4K monitors when monitors are compatible and connected through daisy chain.
  • [3] USB-C® ports do not charge your Surface PC or any device that requires more than 15 W of power.
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