Best USB-C Monitors for MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (2016 – 2021) in 2021

by Jeremy

While Apple is known to offer some of the best displays with their MacBook line of devices, the small screen on a laptop can often limit your productivity or perhaps even your multimedia experience. So in this guide, we’ve listed twelve USB-C monitors for your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to help you make the most of your device with a second screen.

LG UltraFine 4K
    The UltraFine 4K is a 24-inch display (3840×2160) with a Nano IPS Panel that supports the P3 Wide Color Gamut and has a peak brightness of 500 nits. It has a simple design that doesn’t go out of the way and features only USB-C ports. Its two Thunderbolt 3 ports are also capable of 85W power delivery.
ViewSonic VG2455-2K

One with an Ergonomic Stand

    This 24-inch 2K (2560×1440) option from ViewSonic comes with a stand that allows a 40-degree tilt. Its selection of ports includes a Type C port, Type-A ports, an HDMI 1.4, a VGA port, and a Display Port. It’s also capable of 60W power delivery.
LG UltraFine 5K

A High-Resolution Partner

    This 27-inch 5K display (5120×2880) is a unit capable of 500 nits of brightness and color accurate visuals by supporting 99 percent of the P3 Color Gamut. It features four USB-C ports on the back, one of which is the Thunderbolt 3 variant and can provide up to 94W through Power Delivery.
LG 27UK850-W

An HDR 10 Compatible Display

    LG 27UK850-W is a monitor you should consider if you’re looking for a 27-inch unit (3840 X 2160) that has sRGB support, as it covers 99 percent of this spectrum. It has a refresh rate of 60Hz and features AMD’s FreeSync technology.
BenQ DesignVue PD2705Q

Ideal for Graphics Designers

    The DesignVue PD2705Q is a 27-inch 2K display (2560 x 1440) ideal for creative professionals due to its low Delta E value (less than three). It also features a set of pre-configured modes that may cater to the content displayed on the monitor. Its USB-C connection can deliver 65W of power.
Dell P3221D
    This 31.5-inch QHD (2560 X 1440) monitor from Dell is a great option to pick if you’re on the lookout for an elegant external display. It features four USB-A’s, one HDMI, one Display Port. and one USB-C, the last of which supports 65W power delivery along with video and audio.
BenQ PD3220U

Pantone Validated for Color

    Similar to PD2705Q mentioned earlier in terms of features, this 32-inch 4K (3840×2160) monitor from BenQ supports 95 percent of the DCI-P3 Gamut, 100 percent of sRGB, and Rec.709 color space meaning it’s perfect for professionals. The display features two USB-C ports and allows for 85W of power delivery. It comes with a Hotkey Puck that can switch between presets with ease.
BenQ EW3280U

The Display for Entertainment

Asus ZenScreen

    The EW3280U is an option for those who enjoy consuming content when at a desk. Its 32-inch 4K (3840×2160) display supports 95 percent of the DCI-P3 Gamut, ensuring great visuals. An audio system that consists of 2.1 channel speakers and a 5W subwoofer is responsible for delivering better sound quality.

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