The bigger the display, the more likely you'll see the benefits afforded by a 4K resolution's extra pixel count. But it's a rule that's usually attributed to TV sets, sat halfway across the living room, than right up close to a computer monitor. How anyone will be able to use Philips' new 43-inch 4K UHD monitor without their brain exploding is beyond me.
In action, the Philips BDM4350UC is designed to replace a multi-monitor set up. With a resolution of 3840 x 2160 spread across all that screen real estate, the monitor offers "MultiView 4K" streaming, letting you beam input from four different sources to the display at once.
An IPS LCD panel, it's said to be good for collaborative work too, with 178º (H) / 178° (V) viewing angles leading to little contrast or colour drop off for anyone peering over your shoulder. Four USB 3.0 ports come built in (one supporting fast charging) alongside a VGA port, two DisplayPort connections, a HDMI 2.0 port and two MHL connections. Picture-in-picture is also supported, potentially letting you keep a corner of the screen for EastEnders from a set-top box while the spreadsheets sit around it.
Of course, it doesn't come cheaply. The Philips BDM4350UC goes on sale at the beginning of May, with a recommended price tag of £1169.99. I'll leave you to figure out the pixels-to-inch-to-pound coins ratio on that one. [Philips]