While the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are likely to be left behind, gamers with high-end PC rigs do stand to reap the benefits. This article has focused on televisions, but computer monitors are also moving to the 4K standard. A computer user is usually much closer to her monitor than somebody watching a television, so the differences in resolution are much more apparent. 4K monitors are already on the market, but if CES 2014 was any indication, we can expect the price to drop significantly.
4K is almost certain to look good on a monitor, since the user sits so close to the screen, but it should even help high-end media center PCs as well. If you’re looking to stream 4K content on a big screen television, hooking it up to your PC might be your best option. It might even justify the seemingly purposeless steam machines, though you’ll need to look at the top of the heap if you want enough power.