Should you buy a 1080p or 4K monitor for your home office? This is a question youâ€™ll inevitably face, especially if youâ€™ve been trying to work off of a single monitor or a cramped laptop display at home. If you have the budget and space to add a second or third monitor, you then have the choice between buying the ubiquitous 1080p resolution (1920×1080 pixels), or 4K (3840×2160 pixels), the higher resolution thatâ€™s already common on TVs and some high-end laptops.
PCWorldâ€™s editors have been through exactly the same debate with our own home offices. The strategy weâ€™ve landed on is this:Â Buy a 1080p monitor (or two!) now, to create your own dual-monitor orÂ insane multi-monitor setup. Then save your pennies and upgrade to a far more expensive 4K display later. Because everyoneâ€™s situation is different, weâ€™ll help you decide your best path forward.Â