Three popular monitors for MacBook, Mac mini and Mac Studio

  • Dell: 4K, HDMI, no USB-C
  • ViewSonic: 3440×1440, precise colours
  • LG: favorable Studio Display alternative

There is a wide choice of monitors for the Mac.

Are you looking for a 4K, 5K or even 6K monitor for your Mac – be it a Mac mini, a MacBook or a Mac Pro? Maybe the budget is a bit smaller and it can be a good monitor with lower resolution, for example 2560×1440 pixels? We’ll show you a few models with pros and cons and also tell you what to look out for when working with an M1 Mac.

Which 6K, 5K, 4K monitor to buy for Mac mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air or Mac Studio?

Let’s start with Apple’s 6K monitor – the Pro Display XDR, which has a unique selling point in this resolution, but is also not without limitations. If you want to have the same Retina resolution as on an iMac, MacBook or iPhone, you currently only have four models to choose from: the aforementioned Pro XDR, as well as the Studio Display and the LG Ultrafine, each with 5K and 27-inch diagonals, and finally the 4K LG Ultrafine with 21″.

4K monitors in different sizes and formats are still a very good alternative for everyday use and we not only list many models but also explain the difference in pixel density as well as scaling and thus font size changes under macOS. We also go into color spaces: this is important when you edit videos or do graphic work. It’s not complicated, you just need to consider the criteria that are important for you before buying an external monitor, so that you get the best result for you.

4K opens up a wide choice of high-resolution displays for every desire.

Dell UltraSharp U4320Q – 42,5″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • 96% sRGB
  • 350 nits
  • 90 Watts charging
  • 103 ppi

The 43″ display shows a lot of content at the same time – with enough space on the table.

Dell U4320Q 43 Inch 2160p 4K UltraSharp, IPS Thin Bezel Monitor, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, VESA Certified, Black
Dell U4320Q 43 Inch 2160p 4K UltraSharp, IPS Thin Bezel Monitor, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, VESA Certified, Black*
by Dell Computers
  • The only display you need: More ways to see it all: Picture-by-Picture (PBP) enables a comprehensive view of your work by displaying content from up to four different PCs onto one screen. It also includes five easy-to-use templates. Exceptional details: The 4K UHD resolution and a high pixel density of 103ppi shows your work in striking clarity. Outstanding color: Experience smooth color gradation and precision across more shades with a high color depth of 1.07 billion colors.
  • Thoughtfully designed: Fully adaptable: The world’s first height adjustable 42.5-inch 4K monitor1 lets you tilt, swivel and adjust to your specifications. Align it to a multi-monitor setup for an even wider view. The space to perform: Save valuable desk space thanks to the small monitor base. Easy on the eyes: Your display is designed for greater comfort under long workdays. It includes a Flicker-free screen and ComfortView, a feature that reduces up to 60% of harmful blue light emissions.
  • Powerful connections: Charge ahead: USB-C connectivity delivers up to 90W of power, which is the highest power delivery available in a 42.5" 4K monitor. More accessible: Conveniently placed USB ports are located at the side of the monitor for quick connectivity. Collaboration made easy: HDMI-CEC enables convenient supportability with key Zoom Room features, like scheduling operating hours and manual on/off.
  • Improved Dell Display Manager: Productive at every level: Dell Display Manager's (DDM) Easy Arrange feature lets you conveniently tile and view your applications for multitasking efficiency. And with the improved DDM, you'll get even more preset layouts. Seamless transitions: The auto-restore feature remembers where you left off, so applications will go back to where you left them, even after you’ve unplugged.
  • Connectivity Options: Ports & Slots: 1. AC Power Port | 2. Security Lock Slot | 3. HDMI 1 Port | 4. HDMI 2 Port | 5. DP 1 Port | 6. DP 2 Port | 7. USB Type-C/Display Port | 8. Audio Line-out Port | 9. USB Type-A Ports (2) | 10. Stand Lock | 11. USB Downstream Port | 12. USB Type-C Downstream Port. Cables Included: 1. Power Cable (varies by country) | 2. USB Type-C Cable (C to C) | 3. USB Type-C Cable (C to A) | 4. HDMI Cable | 5. DP Cable | 6. VESA Mounting Kit
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The Dell UltraSharp is large enough to run at native 4K resolution. It requires that there is enough space on the desk and some distance to the device is possible.

Due to the size, the pixel density is only 102 ppi, slightly below an old Thunderbolt display. Still, you get an information giant here: with 2x HDMI, USB-C and DisplayPort, multiple information sources can be displayed simultaneously.

Ideal, therefore, for tracking stock prices, news, technical monitoring system or for designing with CAD.

But be warned: 43″ inches are really big as a monitor. 🙂

HP Z43 Business Monitor – 42,5″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • 350 nits
  • 65 Watt charging
  • 103 ppi

One meter minimum distance for the 43″ display would be optimal.

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The Z43 is HP’s contribution to large business monitors. It is a bit cheaper than the Dell and thus charges with a bit less power on the USB-C port, but that may not matter in many situations.

The pixel density is again 103 ppi, which is slightly below an old Thunderbolt display. Ports are: 1x USB-C, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort and 1x Mini DisplayPort.

An integrated USB hub with USB-A ports is also included.

The design looks edgy for the size, but at the same time airy and modern.

LG 43BN70U-B – 42,5″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • 400 nits
  • 65 Watt charging
  • 3 year warranty
  • 103 ppi

43″ monitor with 400 nits.

LG 43” IPS UHD 4K Monitor with USB Type-C™, 4 HDMI, OnScreen Control, Remote & HDCP 2.2 Compatible, Black (43BN70U-B)
LG 43” IPS UHD 4K Monitor with USB Type-C™, 4 HDMI, OnScreen Control, Remote & HDCP 2.2 Compatible, Black (43BN70U-B)*
by LG
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS
  • HDCP 2. 2 Compatible
  • USB Type C
  • 4x HDMI Inputs
  • OnScreen Control
  • Factory Calibrated
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The LG in just under 43″ is almost a classic among business monitors. It is very attractively priced and comes with a three-year warranty. If you are satisfied with two years, you can save another hundred bucks and buy the 43UN700-B. According to LG, the devices are technically identical.

The pixel density of the IPS panel is also 103 ppi. The ports are: 1x USB-C, 4x HDMI, and 1x DisplayPort.

An integrated USB hub with USB-A ports is also included.

Samsung M70 Smart Monitor LS43AM702UNXZA – 42,5″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • 300 nits
  • AirPlay
  • 103 ppi
  • a bit wobbly
  • comes without USB-C cable

VA panel, apps, remote control.

Samsung M70 Smart Monitor, 43 Inch 4K Monitor, Computer Monitor, Smart TV Apps, Microsoft 365, 4K Monitor (LS43AM702UNXZA)
Samsung M70 Smart Monitor, 43 Inch 4K Monitor, Computer Monitor, Smart TV Apps, Microsoft 365, 4K Monitor (LS43AM702UNXZA)*
by Samsung
  • 43-INCH 4K UHD SCREEN: The 43-inch 4K screen increases the detail and sharpness of photos and videos but also allows more web pages, images, and texts to be viewed with less scrolling and zooming for a more productive workspace.
  • WORK SMARTER: This monitor has PC on Screen features and mobile connectivity with Apple Airplay, so you can work smarter and learn more with a versatile monitor that can wirelessly connect to a Macbook as a dual monitor to increase work efficiency.
  • STAY ENTERTAINED: Perfect entertainment with streaming apps such as Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Prime video, and more. The remote control and built-in speakers create an easy multi-functional device that can do it all without a PC, laptop, or Smart TV.
  • MOBILE CONNECTIVITY: Easy mobile connection via wireless DeX, connect Galaxy mobile devices to the monitor to open a desktop environment.
  • POWERFUL MULTI-TASKING: Picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture features and 32 inch 4k monitor. Choose to connect two different devices to the monitor at their native resolution side by side screen (PBP) or as a second display (PIP).
  • EYE CARE TECHNOLOGY: Protect your eyes with Eye Saver mode which reduces blue light emissions that are harmful for retinas. Flicker-free display also protects your eyes from the constant strain of flickering screens on conventional monitors.
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The Smart Monitor from Samung is more than just a monitor, as the name suggests. You can not only connect numerous devices via cable, but also control it via AirPlay.

On top of that, it also has apps for Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube, which can be controlled with the included remote. Thus, it can also be used for entertainment after work.

However, the quality is not quite as good. The stand should be able to stand on a solid table and the USB-C connection requires a good cable.

Apple Pro Display XDR – 32″ 6K Thunderbolt Monitor

  • full Retina resolution
  • 100% sRGB and P3
  • 1000 nits constant, 1600 nits max
  • Aluminum
  • not necessarily suitable for professional mastering
  • does not run at full 4K scaling on M1 Macs

The Pro Display XDR offers the ideal retina resolution to run as a 32″ monitor on a Mac..

Apple 32-inch Pro Display XDR with Retina 6K Display - Standard Glass
Apple 32-inch Pro Display XDR with Retina 6K Display - Standard Glass*
by Apple Computer
  • 32-inch LCD display with Retina 6K resolution (6016 by 3384 pixels)
  • Pro Stand and VESA Mount Adapter sold separately
  • Extreme Dynamic Range (XDR)
  • Brightness: 1000 nits sustained, 1600 nits peak
  • Contrast ratio: 1,000,000:1
  • P3 wide color gamut, 10-bit color depth
  • Superwide viewing angle
  • Reference modes
  • One Thunderbolt 3 port, three USB-C ports
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The Pro Display XDR is an excellent display if you want sharp text and high brightness. It can display HDR videos at a sustained high 1000 nits, and the brightness can go up to 1600 nits for short periods. So it’s ideal for consuming high quality content, such as reviewing pre-releases.

The Pro Display XDR is also your only choice if you want full Retina resolution on 32″. The sharp text display in this format is unmatched. It offers nearly 100% coverage in the sRGB and P3 color spaces. Unfortunately, it only covers about 85% of the Adobe RGB color space. So if you’re working for print media, this isn’t the monitor for you.

The anti-reflective coating of the display is very good; we would do without the very hard-to-clean nano-surface.

It is also less suitable if you actually want to use the display for mastering movies or streaming films. Apple compared the Pro XDR with the Sony BVM-HX310 when it was introduced, which was a bit too much of a promise – but of course it only costs a fraction of Sony’s professional device. You can see a test with exactly this monitor in this video. In short: it is not suitable for professional film production.

The Pro XDR feels more at home with not-so-demanding video production in sRGB and P3 color space that isn’t intended for cinema – so if you’re producing for YouTube, for example, and want a large retina screen, the Pro XDR is your first choice.

ASUS ProArt PA32UCG-K Monitor – 32″ 4K 1.600cd/m² Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 98% P3, 99,5% AdobeRGB
  • 1600 nits max
  • 120 Hz refresh rate

4K with 1600 nits, but firmware problems.

ASUS ProArt Display 32” 4K HDR Professional Monitor (PA32UCG-K) - UHD (3840 x 2160), Mini-LED IPS, Dolby Vision, 1600nits, 120Hz, 10-bit, 98% DCI-P3, Calman Ready, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI2.1, w/Calibrator
ASUS ProArt Display 32” 4K HDR Professional Monitor (PA32UCG-K) - UHD (3840 x 2160), Mini-LED IPS, Dolby Vision, 1600nits, 120Hz, 10-bit, 98% DCI-P3, Calman Ready, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI2.1, w/Calibrator*
by Asus
  • 32-inch Mini LED Backlight with 1,152 zones local dimming providing 1600 nits peak brightness & 1000 nits full screen sustained brightness
  • Support multiple HDR formats (Dolby Vision, HDR-10, HLG) presents lifelike experience and flexibility
  • 48~120 Hz Variable-refresh-rate (VRR) with FreeSync2 HDR for game developer
  • True 10 bit color with Quantum-dot technology provides DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, Adobe RGB and sRGB for exceptional color fidelity
  • World-leading ∆E < 1 color performance and ASUS ProArt Hardware Calibration Technology for color-accuracy optimization, uniformity and color profile write-back
  • Rich connectivity include dual Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI(v2.1) port, and a built-in USB hub
  • What’s in the box: HDMI cable, DisplayPort cable, USB cable, Power cord, Thunderbolt 3 mission bridge cable, Calibration report, X-rite Calibrator, Warranty card, Quick Start Guide
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The 32 ” Asus ProArt brings many good features: excellent coverage of color spaces, deviations of Delta E < 1 for sRGB in addition 1000 nits constant brightness and up to 1600 nits maximum. In addition, there is a 120 Hz refresh rate and a mini-LED backlight with 1152 zones. All sounds very good. However, the device costs as much as the Pro Display XDR and has some drawbacks.

The firmware and the interaction with the Mac do not seem to be fully developed. HDR does not seem to work via Thunderbolt, but 120 Hz does not really work via HDMI.

So if you really want this monitor, check the reviews on Amazon and the new firmware releases before you buy.

EIZO ColorEdge CG319X – 32″ 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 998% P3, 99% AdobeRGB
  • 350 nits constant
  • 149 ppi
  • Light protection hood
  • only 4K

Fantastic graphics monitor.

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For color critical applications, especially in print where you need Adobe RGB, the Eizo is an excellent choice. The IPS panel is perfectly anti-reflective, precisely calibrated at the factory, and the monitor comes with a light shield to keep out ambient brightness.

With so much focus on the essentials, the connections are minimalistic: one HDMI, one display. At least Eizo has added an integrated USB hub.

A top reference monitor if you work a lot with photographs.

Dell UltraSharp UP3221Q – 32″ 4K Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 99,8% P3, 93% AdobeRGB
  • 1000 nits constant
  • built-in Colorimeter
  • only 4K

4K with 1000 nits, Thunderbolt and Colorimeter.

Dell Ultrasharp 32 HDR Premier Color Monitor (UP3221Q), Ultra HD 4K, 3840 x 2160p at 60Hz, 140ppi, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 1.07 Billion Colors, Calman Ready Powered, Platinum Silver (Latest Model)
Dell Ultrasharp 32 HDR Premier Color Monitor (UP3221Q), Ultra HD 4K, 3840 x 2160p at 60Hz, 140ppi, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 1.07 Billion Colors, Calman Ready Powered, Platinum Silver (Latest Model)*
by Dell Computers
  • World’s first professional monitor with 2K mini LED direct backlit dimming zones
  • Create phenomenal 4K HDR content. Get the widest color coverage in a professional monitor with near 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space — 99.8% DCI-P3
  • This VESA Certified Display HDR 1000 monitor with Calman Powered built-in colorimeter, Thunderbolt 3 and multitasking features is the ideal choice for creative professionals.
  • See ultra-fine detail with Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) resolution and 140ppi.
  • Connectivity technology: DisplayPort
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Dell’s UltraSharp UP3221Q only offers 4K resolution, but it might still be an option for you if you’re looking for a very good 32″ monitor. First, it costs about half as much as the Pro XDR with stand, and second, the Adobe RGB color space is seven percentage points better, coming in at about 93%. A built-in colorimeter at the bottom of the screen ensures correct colors, which measures the color reproduction completely automatically.

The display is good at HDR reproduction, the brightness reaches up to 1000 nits. The LED backlight with local dimming zones is much finer than in the Pro XDR.

Due to the 4K resolution, there is enough bandwidth to offer a downstream Thunderbolt port and two USB ports. So a one-cable solution for everything is possible with the Dell.

The design is reminiscent of older iMacs. Due to the mini-LED lighting, the construction is a bit thicker. However, this does not have to be a disadvantage – after all, the silver color scheme makes the monitor look quite light.

Three years of warranty are included out of the box. Amazon offers a warranty extension of another four years. This might be worth considering for such an investment.

LG Ultrafine 32EP950-B – 32″ 4K OLED USB-C Monitor

  • 99% P3, 99% AdobeRGB
  • 540 nits
  • OLED panel
  • only 4K

Only OLED monitor in 32″.

LG 32EP950-B 32” Ultrafine UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Pro Display with Adobe RBG 99% / DCI-P3 99%, VESA Display HDR 400 True Black, 1M:1 Contrast Ratio and Tilt/Height/Pivot Adjustable Stand - Black
LG 32EP950-B 32” Ultrafine UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Pro Display with Adobe RBG 99% / DCI-P3 99%, VESA Display HDR 400 True Black, 1M:1 Contrast Ratio and Tilt/Height/Pivot Adjustable Stand - Black*
by LG
  • 32” UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • Adobe RBG 99% / DCI-P3 99%, True 10bit Color
  • VESA Display HDR 400 True Black
  • 1M:1 Contrast Ratio
  • USB-C with 90W Power Delivery
  • 1ms Response Time
  • Tilt/Height/Pivot Adjustable Stand
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If you are looking for a special monitor, the LG Ultrafine with OLED display is something for you: it brings the panels known from TVs into a monitor. You get full black, high brightness and very very good contrasts.

LG also states that it covers the P3 color space and Adobe RGB to almost 100%. Hardware calibration is also possible.

USB-C (90 watts) and two DisplayPorts are available. Furthermore, there is an HDMI port and an integrated USB hub.

If you are willing to spend a bit more, but not as much as for the Pro XDR, you will get an excellent and special alternative with the LG OLED.

BenQ PD3220U – 32″ 4K Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 100% sRGB und 95% P3
  • 300 nits max
  • Aluminum stand
  • HDR10 only for signal acceptance

The gold standard for a 32″ monitor with Thunderbolt Hub.

BenQ PD3220U 32 Inch 4K IPS AQCOLOR Computer Monitor with Thunderbolt 3 for MacBook, HDR, Mac-Ready, Display P3, 95% DCI-P3, sRGB, Rec.709, Hotkey Puck G2, Daisy Chain, ICC Sync and Eye-Care Tech
BenQ PD3220U 32 Inch 4K IPS AQCOLOR Computer Monitor with Thunderbolt 3 for MacBook, HDR, Mac-Ready, Display P3, 95% DCI-P3, sRGB, Rec.709, Hotkey Puck G2, Daisy Chain, ICC Sync and Eye-Care Tech*
by BenQ
  • 32 inch, 4K, 3840x2160 resolution, advanced IPS monitor for wide viewing angle and stunning images
  • Viewing Angle (L/R) (CR>=10) is 178°/178°; Brightness (typ.) is 250nits; Aspect Ratio is 16:9
  • AQCOLOR TECHNOLOGY: 95% DCI-P3 and Display P3, 100% of sRGB and Rec. 709 color spaces, 10-bit color
  • LIGHTNING FAST THUNDERBOLT 3 CONNECTIVITY: Daisy-chain two 4K monitors for fast data/audio/video transfer, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, USB.Brightness:300 nits
  • PROFESSIONAL MONITOR CAPABILITIES: View files side-by-side with DualView. Easily compare/edit photos and videos in specialized CAD/CAM, Darkroom, or Animation display modes next to each other on one screen; HDR10 support; Out-of-the-box factory calibrated with report
  • PRODUCTIVITY BOOSTS: Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) Switch to display files, photos or videos from two computers on one screen. Hotkey Puck G2 enables you to switch modes quickly and easily with preset and customizable options.
  • EYE CARE FOR COMFORTABLE VIEWING: ZeroFlicker eliminates screen flicker, Low Blue Light filters harmful blue light. Avoid eye strain and damage. Your eyes will thank you for using this tech.
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The Benq PD3220U offers a very large and pleasant work surface with its 32″. The 4K resolution keeps the price in check, but still offers enough pixel density at 140 ppi that text is very legible at a normal viewing distance at the desk.

In addition, it is a monitor that brings a metal stand and stand – very valuable. The rest of the design is kept minimalistic and basically consists only of the thin black frame on the front.

The integrated Thunderbolt hub is very practical: due to the high bandwidth, another Thunderbolt device, for example an SSD, can be connected as well as several USB devices with up to 10 Gbps. A MacBook is charged with up to 85 watts.

Switching between two HDMI ports, one Thunderbolt and one DisplayPort, is very convenient with the hotkey puck, which you can freely assign shortcuts.

There are limitations with HDR10 playback: since the monitor reaches a maximum of 300 nits brightness, it’s more a matter of correct HDR signal acceptance here, so that the image is displayed correctly within the monitor’s capabilities.

In addition, the back is kept quite elegant, but just dark plastic. For this price and the offered functions, however, absolutely bearable.

Dell UltraSharp U3223QE – 32″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 138 ppi
  • 100 % RGB, 98% P3
  • 400 nits
  • USB-C with 90 Watts
  • USB hub needs an extra cable

Very good 4K monitor in 32″ format.

Dell UltraSharp U3223QE 31.5" 4K UHD WLED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - Black, Silver
Dell UltraSharp U3223QE 31.5" 4K UHD WLED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - Black, Silver*
by Dell Technologies
  • 16:9 widescreen resolution perfect for watching movies, playing video games and getting on with office work
  • 4K UHD 4K UHD offers ample amount of desktop space with more than 8 million pixels
  • Enjoy crisp content and energetic hues with the 400 Nit brightness
  • HDMI interface allows you to connect to a variety of HD devices including gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, laptop PCs, digital cameras and many others for the ultimate true high-definition display
  • 5 ms GTG (Fast) response time makes it excellent for latest action films, sports or gaming
  • VESA mount compatibility allows you to mount the display on a wall or with a stand depending on your specific needs
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The all-new 32″ Dell is the big brother of the U2723QE with the same features: a lot of inputs and the peculiarity that the USB hub is to be connected with a separate cable.

You can tell from this that Dell only relies on USB-C and not Thunderbolt compared to the slightly more expensive Benq. So the Dell is good when used with a stationary Mac mini, for example, where a cable is more or less irrelevant.

The color space coverage at Rec 709 and sRGB at 100% and DCI-P3 at 98% is good and the HDR400 compatibility pleasant but should not be the reason why you buy the panel. Rather the very good picture and the stable and mature overall package.

Eizo EV3285 – 32″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 100% sRGB
  • 350 nits
  • 5 years warranty
  • 60 Watts charging
  • Loudspeaker rather not use

Pleasant image display and even illumination.

Eizo EV3285 4K Ultra-Slim Frame 31.5" Wide Screen IPS LED Monitor with FlexStand and Integrated Speakers, Black
Eizo EV3285 4K Ultra-Slim Frame 31.5" Wide Screen IPS LED Monitor with FlexStand and Integrated Speakers, Black*
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  • EV3285 4K Ultra-Slim Frame 31.5" Wide Screen IPS LED Monitor - FlexStand - HDMI Cable - DisplayPort Cable - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Cable - Power Cable - Cable Cover - 4x VESA Mounting Screw - Original Box - Eizo 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Type: IPS
  • Backlight: LED
  • Screen Size: 31.5" (80cm)
  • Native Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (16:9 aspect ratio)
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For those who do not value the highest resolution, but rather the best image quality, Eizo monitors have traditionally come into question. Since the end of 2018, the EV3285 has been on the market, a monitor with 4K resolution at a 31.5″ diagonal.

The Eizo not only brings multiple inputs, these can also be played back simultaneously via Picture-in-Picture function. This allows you to connect a stationary Mac via DisplayPort and a MacBook via USB-C, for example.

On a positive note, it comes with a 5-year warranty.

Due to the USB-C connection, USB-A ports are available, but logically no other Thunderbolt port. So the monitor is handy for the Mac mini, for example, where faster devices connect directly to the Mac.

For reading texts, it is worth mentioning the good paper mode, which is easy on the eyes. The disadvantage is the device’s limitation to the sRGB color space.

Viewsonic ColorPro VP3268A-4K – 32″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 100% sRGB, 100% Rec, 709
  • 350 nits
  • 5 years exchange service
  • 90 Watt charging
  • check interaction with your Mac

Pantone validated display.

ViewSonic VP3268a-4K 32 Inch Premium IPS 4K Monitor with Advanced Ergonomics, ColorPro 100% sRGB Rec 709, 14-bit 3D LUT, Eye Care, HDR10 Support, HDMI, USB C, DisplayPort for Professional Home Office
ViewSonic VP3268a-4K 32 Inch Premium IPS 4K Monitor with Advanced Ergonomics, ColorPro 100% sRGB Rec 709, 14-bit 3D LUT, Eye Care, HDR10 Support, HDMI, USB C, DisplayPort for Professional Home Office*
by ViewSonic
  • PREMIUM MONITOR: 4K UHD (3840x2160) advanced ergonomic, 75Hz IPS monitor deliver lifelike colors perfect for office, graphic design, photographers and more
  • PANTONE VALIDATED DISPLAY: Color fidelity in every pixel. The VP3268a-4K has been rigorously tested and capable of reproducing the Pantone Matching System colors for professionals
  • AMAZING AT ANY ANGLE: A three-sided ultra-thin bezel shows off more of your masterpiece, and less of the monitor
  • REDUCE CABLE CLUTTER: Connect video, audio, data and power with a single USB-C cable and plug in peripherals like USB drives and mice with the USB hub
  • ULTIMATE COLOR ACCURACY: Screen wide sRGB, EBU, SMPTE-C, Rec. 709, and DICOM-SIM color spaces, Delta E
  • HARDWARE CALIBRATION: Quick and easy calibration ensures that the color displayed perfectly matches the original file (Calibration kit sold separately)
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VP3268a-4K supports laptops, PCs, and Apple/Mac operating systems with USB Type C, HDMI 2.0, RJ45, and DisplayPort inputs
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, Power Cable, USB-C Cable, HDMI Cable, UAB-A/B Cable, and a Quick Start Guide
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If you’re into image editing, the ColorPro is for you. Precise colors through a Pantone validated display and an elegant design to boot. There’s also modern connectivity: USB-C, DisplayPort, two HDMI. A USB hub and an Ethernet port are also integrated!

A positive feature is the replacement service for 5 years.

However, the built-in hub is limited in speed via USB-C and sometimes causes problems with certain Macs. If you use the Montirot with a stationary Mac and connect it with a second cable, the problem does not occur and you have the full speed available at the same time.

LG UltraFine 32UL950-W – 32″ 4K Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 98% DCI-P3
  • 600 nits
  • 2 Thunderbolt ports
  • Warranty extension recommended

Thunderbolt connection and good panel.

LG 32UL950-W 32" Class Ultrafine 4K UHD LED Monitor with Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity Silver (31.5" Display)
LG 32UL950-W 32" Class Ultrafine 4K UHD LED Monitor with Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity Silver (31.5" Display)*
by LG
  • 32 - inch 4K (3840 x 2160) Nano display
  • Viewing Angle is 178º(R/L), 178º(U/D); Brightness(Typ) is 360cd/m² ; Aspect Ratio is 16:9
  • DCI-P3 98% Color Accuracy. Thunderbolt 3 is supported in such environments as Windows 10 and Mac product. Make sure to use a Thunderbolt 3 certified cable. Otherwise, this may cause the device to malfunction
  • VESA DisplayHDR 600
  • 4K Daisy Chain with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity
  • 4-Side virtually borderless display - height, pivot, tilt adjustable
  • 60 hertz
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A Thunderbolt monitor is especially practical if you also want to use it as a hub. This way, there is enough bandwidth not only to transfer the 4K video signal but also to connect a Thunderbolt device or a corresponding SSD and also USB devices with high speed. This also saves you from buying a dock for another several hundred Dollars and it works better and looks tidy.

The panel is also good, with a maximum brightness of 600 nits. You can also connect devices via DisplayPort or HDMI. The speakers are usable.

Recommendation though: we would always take a warranty extension to three years with LG.

BenQ PD3205U – 32″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 99% sRGB
  • 350 nits
  • KVM Switch
  • 90 Watts charging
  • HDR only on paper

Ideal and stylish complement to the Mac mini.

BenQ PD3205U 32 Inch 4K UHD IPS Computer Monitor for Designers with USB-C, 99% sRGB and Rec.709, HDR10, Ergonomic Design, Built-in Speakers, Eye-care Tech, USB-C, 90W Power Delivery and KVM Switch
BenQ PD3205U 32 Inch 4K UHD IPS Computer Monitor for Designers with USB-C, 99% sRGB and Rec.709, HDR10, Ergonomic Design, Built-in Speakers, Eye-care Tech, USB-C, 90W Power Delivery and KVM Switch*
by BenQ
  • 31.5" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Display
  • DisplayPort 1.4 | HDMI 2.0 | USB Type-C
  • Supports 99% of the Rec. 709 Gamut
  • 3840 x 2160 Native Resolution
  • Various color modes bring necessary detail to your eyes. You only need to pour your soul onto the work.
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Maybe you like the PD3220U, but don’t quite have the budget for the Thunderbolt variant. And maybe it’s superfluous: if you want to use the monitor on your Mac mini, this USB-C variant will do just as well, since you can connect Thunderbolt devices directly to your Mac.

Nevertheless, the USB-C charging cable offers 90 watts of charging power in case your travel MacBook needs to be connected.

You can even use a small KVM switch to switch between several connected computers at lightning speed.

USB-C, DisplayPor 1.4 and HDMI 1.4 are available as ports. There is also a built-in USB-A hub that is connected via USB-B cable. The Mac mini’s frugal selection is thus elegantly expanded.

ASUS ProArt PA329CV – 32″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 100% sRGB
  • 400 nits (max. HDR)
  • Color accuracy Delta E < 2
  • 90 Watts charging

Calibrated color display.

ASUS ProArt Display 32” 4K HDR Monitor (PA329CV) - UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS, 100% sRGB/Rec.709, ΔE < 2, Calman Verified, USB-C Power Delivery, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.1 Hub, C-clamp, Height Adjustable
ASUS ProArt Display 32” 4K HDR Monitor (PA329CV) - UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS, 100% sRGB/Rec.709, ΔE < 2, Calman Verified, USB-C Power Delivery, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.1 Hub, C-clamp, Height Adjustable*
by Asus
  • 32-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED backlight display with IPS 178° wide viewing angle panel
  • Aspect Ratio is 16:9; Viewing Angle (CR≧10) is 178°/ 178°; Brightness (Typ) is 400cd/㎡
  • International color standard 100% sRGB and 100% Rec. 709 wide color gamut
  • Calman Verified with factory calibrated for excellent Delta E < 2 color accuracy
  • Extensive connectivity including DP over USB-C with 90W Power Delivery, DisplayPort, HDMI and USB hub
  • ASUS-exclusive ProArt Preset and ProArt Palette provide numerous adjustable color parameters
  • C-clamp design enlarge your workspace with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments for a comfortable viewing experience
  • ASUS Eye Care technology features TÜV Rheinland-certified Flicker-free and Low Blue Light technologies to ensure a comfortable viewing experience
  • What’s in the Box: HDMI cable, DisplayPort cable, USB Type C cable, Power cord, Calibration Report, ProArt welcome card, C Clip, Warranty card, Quick Start Guide
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The Asus offers very high color accuracy in the sRGB color space because it is already calibrated from the factory. It also offers HDR support, with a maximum brightness of 400 nits.

There are enough ports: USB-C (with 90 watts of charging power), one Display 1.2 and two HDMI 2.0 ports are available.

A headphone jack is also available. If you want to use the sound in the room, you might like the two small speakers with 1.2 watts each for system sounds or short video conferences.

This is a display for users who need exact color reproduction that is also Calman verified.

Philips 329P1H – 32″ 4K USB-C Monitor mit Webcam

  • 140 ppi
  • 350 nits
  • integrated webcam
  • 90 Watts charging
  • typical office design

Webcam running on Mac.

Philips P-line 329P1H LED Monitor 4K 32 inch
Philips P-line 329P1H LED Monitor 4K 32 inch*
by Philips
  • 31.5" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • USB Type-C, HDMI & DisplayPort Inputs
  • 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
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You don’t want an iMac because it’s too small, but a built-in webcam would be great? Then the Philips here comes into question. The webcam runs flawlessly under macOS and the monitor charges a MacBook with up to 90 watts. Built-in speakers help with video conferencing.

The USB hub and built-in Ethernet port (two cables are required for maximum speed) are also practical.

In addition to USB-C, there are 2x HDMI and a DisplayPort port. This should actually make the monitor the center of your office setup.

While the webcam is on and doesn’t look particularly stylish, allerdigns shouldn’t be noticeable in the hectic day-to-day anyway.

BenQ EW3280U – 32″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 400 nits
  • 60 Watts charging
  • good sound
  • HDR limited

Bronze and with remote control.

BenQ EW3280U 32 Inch 4K IPS Computer Monitor with Integrated Speakers, Custom Audio Modes, USB-C (PD 60W), FreeSync, Remote Control, and Edge to Edge Display
BenQ EW3280U 32 Inch 4K IPS Computer Monitor with Integrated Speakers, Custom Audio Modes, USB-C (PD 60W), FreeSync, Remote Control, and Edge to Edge Display*
by BenQ
  • SEE MORE 4K HDR : Incredible 16: 9 image quality with 4K UHD 3840x2160 resolution and 95% DCI-P3 wide color gamut on an IPS panel makes games and movies look amazing
  • EXPERIENCE MORE: Sharp details, every time. Proprietary HDRi enhances HDR content with intelligent control, clarity refinement, and vivid colors for game or movie enjoyment. FreeSync and Super Resolution improve video performance
  • HEAR MORE: Hear what you’ve been missing. 2. 1 channel speakers w/a 5W subwoofer and DSP-powered custom audio options reveal new levels of sound quality and intensity
  • MORE CONVENIENCE: What you want, how you want it. Access preferred settings with an included remote control, 5-way navigator, and a volume wheel
  • CONNECT MORE: Versatile USB-C, HDMI, and DP (DisplayPort) ports let you connect various devices to your monitor. EW3280U USB-C offers video transfer and 60W power delivery
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The Benq manages almost the entire sRGB color space, and the maximum brightness is 400 nits. However, the model is rather designed for media consumption: Thus, there is a small subwoofer in addition to the stereo speakers. Of course, this does not replace a stereo system, but it has some advantages over other monitors.

If you connect a BluRay player via HDMI, you can also play back media in 24 Hz.

This is another way that the Monior shows that it also wants to offer itself for leisure time: you can switch between the inputs and control the volume comfortably from the sofa via the included remote control. The bronze-colored casing ensures that the design stands out pleasantly but not obtrusively from the usual black boxes.

LG 32UN880-B UltraFine Ergo – 32″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 600 nits
  • 60 Watts charging
  • 95% DCI-P3
  • Sound ok
  • HDR limited

Very flexible mount.

LG 32UN880-B 32" UltraFine Display Ergo UHD 4K IPS Display with HDR 10 Compatibility and USB Type-C Connectivity, Black
LG 32UN880-B 32" UltraFine Display Ergo UHD 4K IPS Display with HDR 10 Compatibility and USB Type-C Connectivity, Black*
by LG
  • 32” UltraFine UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display
  • Viewing Angle is 178º (R/L), 178º (U/D); Brightness is 350nits(typ); Aspect Ratio is 16:9
  • LG Ergo Stand (Extends/Retracts/Swivels/Height/Pivot/Tilt)
  • DCI-P3 95% Color Gamut with HDR 10
  • USB Type-C with 60W PD
  • 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design
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LG’s UltraFine Ergo is the ideal monitor for many: very good picture quality, sufficiently high charging power via USB-C, quite good built-in speakers for a monitor, appealing design and a very flexible mounting.

Besides USB-C, there are also two HDMI ports and a display. A USB hub is also installed.

If the UltraFine does not want to run directly via USB-C on your Mac, the following trick helps: turn on and connect both devices and then reset the LG via the on-screen menu. After that, everything should run smoothly.

For the price with the super mounting, the monitor should find friends in many usage scenarios.

HP U32 – 32″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 99% sRGB and 98% P3
  • 400 nits
  • 60 Watts charging
  • no loudspeaker

Very elegant design for 32″.

HP 4K HDR 31.5-inch Monitor 4K, Color Preset, Fully Adjustable Height, 60Hz Display (U32, Silver)
HP 4K HDR 31.5-inch Monitor 4K, Color Preset, Fully Adjustable Height, 60Hz Display (U32, Silver)*
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  • Ultra High Definition 4K: A virtually edge-to-edge panel means maximizedscreen area and expansive entertainment.
  • DCI-P3 color space: Get deeper hues and more accurate colors with a widercolor gamut than sRGB. DCI-P3 98% closely represents colors on displays asthey are in the real world.
  • Delta E
  • Factory color calibration: The most accurate and realistic colors.
  • VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400: Brighten your screen with enhanced contrastfor a lifelike visual experience.
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A good quality 32″ monitor with 60 watts of USB-C charging power in a modern design at a fair price: that’s HP’s U32.

It has one USB-C port, one HDMI and one DisplayPort. There are no speakers. Instead, an integrated USB hub three USB-A port.

Also, according to HP, the IPS panel manages 4ms gray to gray time.

Only downside: to hide the cables behind the display you have to put some effort into it.

LG 32BN67U-B – 32″ 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 10 Watt Audio
  • 600 nits
  • conventional design

The no-nonsense 32″ LG variant.

LG 31.5” HDR10 IPS UHD 4K Monitor (3840x2160) with DCI-P3 95% (Typ.), AMD FreeSync, Dynamic Action Sync, Black Stabilizer, MAXX Audio & Ergonomic Design (32BN67U-B)
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LG’s 32BN67U-B is often overlooked: conventional design without a fancy stand, no USB-C, no Thunderbolt, no white back.

Nevertheless, it has everything you would expect from a good monitor: 95% P3 color space, good speakers, 2x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, and even a USB hub.

So, if you like it a bit more conservatively styled and still want to do without almost nothing, since the monitor ends up on the Mac mini’s HDMI anyway, you are very well served with the LG.

iiyama ProLite XB3288UHSU-B1 – 32″ 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • height adjustable
  • 300 nits
  • 3 watt loudspeaker
  • conservative design

The reliable 32″ variant.

iiyama 4K Monitor Display XB3288UHSU-B1 (31.5/VA-nongloss/UltraHD 4K2K/3840x2160/DP,HDMIx2)
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The iiyama ProLite is the driest interpretation of a 32″ monitor: good VA panel, 300 nits, HDMI twice and DisplayPort once, plus even a USB hub as a totally crazy extra.

Another pleasant feature is the height adjustment and the possibility of PiP, i.e. the option to display two image sources at the same time.

There are no extravagances in terms of looks or the chosen casing material. But who cares: the panel and the pixels are what counts for 32″ anyway. And when the device is placed on the wall, everything else doesn’t matter anyway.

LG 32UN650 – 32″ 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 10 Watt Audio
  • 600 nits
  • no USB-Hub

The reduced 32″ LG variant.

LG 32UN650-W Monitor 32" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Ultrafine Display, HDR10 Compatibility, DCI-P3 95% Color Gamut, AMD FreeSync, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design, Height Adjustable Stand - Silve/White
LG 32UN650-W Monitor 32" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Ultrafine Display, HDR10 Compatibility, DCI-P3 95% Color Gamut, AMD FreeSync, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design, Height Adjustable Stand - Silve/White*
by LG
  • 33 Inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display
  • Viewing Angle is 178˚(R/L), 178˚(U/D); Brightness is 350nits(Typ); Aspect Ratio is 16:9
  • DCI-P3 95% Color Gamut
  • HDR 10 Compatible
  • AMD FreeSync Compatible
  • Height Adjustable Stand & 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design
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If you are looking for a 32-inch LG but can do without USB-C and an integrated USB-B hub, then you can grab this variant and get away with it for around 400 Dollars. The design is still very elegant and the white back provides a certain lightness. The video signals are received via DisplayPort and two HDMI ports.

If you definitely want an LG but want to spend a bit less, you can still save about 50 Euros if you take a slightly inferior panel that is a bit more viewing angle dependent. In this case, go for the LG 32UN550-W.

BenQ EW3270U – 32″ 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • modern design
  • 2 Watt loudspeaker
  • viewing angle dependent

32″ – when size matters.

BenQ EW3270U 32 inch 4K Monitor | With Eye-care Technology
BenQ EW3270U 32 inch 4K Monitor | With Eye-care Technology*
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  • High resolution: 31. 5-Inch LED 4K UHD (3840x2160 resolution)
  • Hdr support: HDR increases the dynamic range between black and white to showcase incredible clarity and details
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus technology: monitor adjusts brightness and color temperature based on on-screen content and ambient light conditions
  • Eye-care technology: low Blue light and flicker-free technology reduce eye discomfort.Brightness:300
  • Multiple connectivity: HDMI 2. 0, DP1. 4, USB-C (only for video and not for power supply)
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One USB-C port, two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort port. In addition, it has a modern design and a low price. The BenQ should find many uses if you refrain from using it for image editing. It is a monitor where 100% color fidelity is not so important, but rather a modern connection type and large screen area.

If you also use it for office work during the day and for watching videos in the evening, you should be happy with the BenQ. In both cases, the size of the panel takes precedence over everything else.

Viewsonic VX3276-4K-MHD – 32″ 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 85% NTSC = 118% sRGB
  • 300 nits
  • Loudspeaker should possibly not to be used

32″ with Mini DisplayPort connector.

ViewSonic VX3276-4K-MHD 32 Inch Frameless 4K UHD Monitor with HDR10 HDMI and DisplayPort for Home and Office (Renewed)
ViewSonic VX3276-4K-MHD 32 Inch Frameless 4K UHD Monitor with HDR10 HDMI and DisplayPort for Home and Office (Renewed)*
by ViewSonic
  • FORM & FUNCTION: With ultra-slim bezels design, 4K UHD (3840x2160p) resolution, and 80M:1 dynamic contrast ratio, this monitors look as good as it performs
  • HDR10 CONTENT SUPPORT: Displays videos as they are intended to be seen – giving you a fuller, more immersive viewing experience
  • ENHANCED VIEWING COMFORT: Flicker-Free technology and Blue Light Filter for all-day comfort
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VX3276-4K-MHD supports laptops, PCs, and Macs with HDMI, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort inputs
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, Power Cable, HDMI Cable
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ViewSonic offers an inexpensive and at the same time very elegant display with the VX3276-4K. You get a large display with two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort and one Mini DisplayPort. Thus, it can also be connected particularly well to older Macs. The new ones are connected via HDMI, or if the resolution of M1 Macs should be scaled over 2560 pixels in width via DisplayPort.

What is not available is a USB-C port. Furthermore, the speakers do not necessarily seem to work with HDMI or Mini DisplayPort on the Mac. So do not rely on that and test if that is important to you. For more than system sounds, the 2 watt speakers are probably not good anyway. The reason for buying this panel is probably the price, size and elegant design.

Samsung LU32J590UQNXZA – 32″ 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 140 ppi
  • 270 nits
  • not height adjustable

32″ at a reasonable price.

SAMSUNG 32 inch UJ59 4k monitor (LU32J590UQNXZA) - UHD, 3840 x 2160p, 60hz, 4ms, Dual monitor, laptop monitor, monitor stand / riser / mount compliant, AMD FreeSync, Gaming, HDMI, DP, Black
SAMSUNG 32 inch UJ59 4k monitor (LU32J590UQNXZA) - UHD, 3840 x 2160p, 60hz, 4ms, Dual monitor, laptop monitor, monitor stand / riser / mount compliant, AMD FreeSync, Gaming, HDMI, DP, Black*
by Samsung
  • 32 inch 4K GAMING MONITOR provides stunning images with incredible lifelike details.Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Widescreen monitor provides the enhanced productivity thru split screen functions like Picture-by-Picture (PBP), letting you connect to two devices while maintaining their original quality
  • Minimize eye strain during long working hours with Flicker free and eye saver mode reducing blue light emissions.
  • AMD FREESYNC synchronizes the refresh rate of your graphics card and monitor to reduce image tear and stutter.Brightness:270cd/m2
  • CONNECT MULTIPLE DEVICES like laptop, PC, desktop computer, mac and macbook pro ; Compatible with Xbox and PS4
  • Optimized for homeschool, home office, work from home, business and casual gaming
  • INCREDIBLE 1 BILLION COLORS delivers detailed, natural looking and extremely realistic images
  • 60 hertz
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The cheapest 4K monitor comes from Samsung. The brightness is sufficient, there are two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort port. Speakers have been omitted, but there is an audio output.

There is no height adjustment, and if you want to use two models next to each other, they might show different colors. However, it is completely sufficient for the office if you simply want a large screen for little money.

Apple Studio Display – 27″ 5K Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 5K Retina resolution
  • 100% sRGB and P3
  • 600 nits
  • good loudspeakers
  • beautiful design
  • expensive
  • only USB-C ports
  • Webcam mediocre

The Studio Display offers the ideal Retina resolution to run as a 27″ monitor on a Mac.

The Studio Display brings you full 5K resolution in a 27-inch format. In addition, there is 100% sRGB and P3 color space coverage and very good speakers as well as a nice aluminum case. The maximum brightness is 100 nits higher than LG’s Ultrafine 5K. There are three additional USB-C ports with 10 Gbit/s on the back. Furthermore, the power supply hidden in the display is so powerful that it can even charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro under full load.

However, the installed webcam is still from the iPhone 11 and is not particularly good. In addition, the height adjustment costs almost 500 Dollars extra. With over 2200 Dollars, it costs as much as a complete iMac used to.

We would do without the nanotextured glass. It is hard to clean and the standard anti-reflective coating is good enough.

LG Ultrafine – 27″ 5K Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 5K Retina resolution
  • 99% sRGB and P3
  • 500 nits
  • height adjustable
  • Webcam a bit better than in the studio display
  • Plastic housing
  • only USB-C Ports
  • Speakers not as good as in the studio display

The LG Ultrafine 5K is the only Retina alternative to Apple’s Studio Display – for 1000 Dollars less.

LG 27MD5KL-B 27 Inch UltraFine 5K (5120 x 2880) IPS Display with macOS Compatibility, DCI-P3 99% Color Gamut and Thunderbolt 3 Port, Black
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  • 27 Inch 5K (5120 x 2880) IPS Display
  • DCI-P3 99% Color Gamut / 500nits Brightness
  • Thunderbolt 3 Port with up to 94W PD
  • 3 USB Type C Ports
  • Mac OS Compatibility
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The LG Ultrafine 5K display is the only alternative to Apple’s Studio Display that also has full Retina resolution. It uses a panel that was also used in the 5K iMac. You have to do without an aluminum case and 100 nits of maximum brightness, but the webcam is a bit better.

If you can make small sacrifices in the quality of the case and value the height adjustment of the display so that you can work ergonomically, then you can save 1000 Euros compared to the Studio Display – that is a new Mac mini with 512 GB SSD.

EIZO ColorEdge CS2740 – 27″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 164 ppi
  • 100 % RGB, 99% Adobe RGB
  • 350 nits
  • USB-C 60 Watts
  • 5 years warranty
  • No speakers

USB-C and Adobe RGB color space.

EIZO ColorEdge CS2740-4K-BK 27'' UHD Color Accurate Professional Monitor (3840x2160)
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  • 27-inch wide gamut LCD with 3840x2160 resolution for the finest details.
  • Wide color gamut with 99% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB color space coverage.
  • Free calibration software and support for Hardware Calibration.
  • Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, & USB Type-C
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years
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Want a top monitor for image editing? The ColorEdge offers almost complete Adobe RGB coverage and precise color reproduction combined with high 4K resolution. The display is also suitable for hardware calibration.

Besides the usual ports like HDMI and DisplayPort, you will also find the modern USB-C and a USB hub.

BenQ PD2725U – 27″ 4K Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 163 ppi
  • 100 % RGB, 95% P3
  • 250 nits, 400 nits max.
  • Thunderbolt 65 Watts
  • KVM-Switch
  • price

Thunderbolt and very good picture.

BenQ PD2725U 27 Inch 4K UHD AQCOLOR Computer Monitor with Thunderbolt 3 for MacBook, HDR, Mac-Ready, 100% sRGB and 95% P3, Daisy Chain, Hotkey Puck, DualView, Ergonomic Design, 65W Power Deliver
BenQ PD2725U 27 Inch 4K UHD AQCOLOR Computer Monitor with Thunderbolt 3 for MacBook, HDR, Mac-Ready, 100% sRGB and 95% P3, Daisy Chain, Hotkey Puck, DualView, Ergonomic Design, 65W Power Deliver*
by BenQ
  • THUNDERBOLT 3: With Thunderbolt 3 to synchronizes images, videos, data seamlessly, and charge your Mac devices all-in-one cable
  • DAISY-CHAIN TECHNOLOGY: With 65W power delivery and 40 Gb/s bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3, extend your workspace on up to dual 4k monitors and high speed transfer
  • ICC SYNC THE DISPLAY P3 PROMPTLY : Compatible with Display P3 for Mac, ICC sync can be done within one second through the BenQ Display Pilot
  • ABUNDANT CONNECTIVITIES: With 2 USB-C ports, 2 HDMI ports, 1 DisplayPort, and 3-port USB hub. Abundant connectivities to extend your Mac productivity, for the KVM, Hotkey Puck G2, headphone, hard drive and more
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Create in comfort in the ideal position, with the height adjustable stand, tilt, swivel, and pivot flexibilities
  • AQCOLOR TECHNOLOGY: PD2725U covers 95% P3 and 100% sRGB and Rec.709 with Delta E ≤ 3 and Pantone Validated & Calman Verified color accurate performance and M-Book mode mac compatible color matching
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You should spend the price for the BenQ if you want a very good picture and a Thunderbolt port. This allows you to use the monitor as a dock at the same time and to connect fast SSDs without having to fiddle with more than one cable. The case with a metal stand is also of high quality.

However, due to the currently fluctuating prices, the LG 5K Ultrafine Thunderbolt Display (category above) might be equally expensive or even cheaper. So check the prices first before buying and then decide.

Eizo FlexScan EV2785 – 27″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 163 ppi
  • 99 % RGB
  • 350 nits
  • USB-C with 60 Watts
  • KVM-Switch
  • Loudspeaker do rather not use

Very pleasant picture, long warranty.

EIZO FlexScan EV2785 27" Professional IPS LCD Monitor 3840x2160 EV2785FX-BK
EIZO FlexScan EV2785 27" Professional IPS LCD Monitor 3840x2160 EV2785FX-BK*
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  • Eizo FlexScan EV2785 27" Wide Screen IPS LED 4K Monitor with FlexStand and Integrated Speakers - AC Power Cord - USB Type-C to USB Type-C Signal Cable - DisplayPort to DisplayPort Signal Cable - HDMI to HDMI Signal Cable - Original Box - Setup Guide - Eizo 5 Year Warranty
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Backlight: LED
  • Size: 27" (68.58cm)
  • Native Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (16:9 aspect ratio)
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The Eizo FlexScan EV2785 is the 4K monitor for those looking for the best picture, long warranty, multiple inputs, and can do without Thunderbolt.

USB-C, DisplayPort and two HDMI ports are available. There are also USB-A downstream ports.

The rear case may not be to everyone’s liking and the speakers are better left off, but for those who have to sit in front of a monitor for hours on end, the Eizo is a real feast for the eyes.

Dell UltraSharp U2723QE – 27″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 163 ppi
  • 100 % RGB, 98% P3
  • 400 nits
  • USB-C with 90 Watts
  • USB hub must be connected separately

Good picture, very many connections.

Dell U2723QE UltraSharp 4K USB-C Hub Monitor - 27-inch QHD (3840 x 2160) 60Hz Display, 5ms Response Time, 100% sRGB, Height/Tilt/Swivel/Pivot Adjustable, 1.07 Billion Colors - Platinum Silver
Dell U2723QE UltraSharp 4K USB-C Hub Monitor - 27-inch QHD (3840 x 2160) 60Hz Display, 5ms Response Time, 100% sRGB, Height/Tilt/Swivel/Pivot Adjustable, 1.07 Billion Colors - Platinum Silver*
by Dell Computers
  • BRILLIANCE - BECAUSE IT MATTERS: Power through your tasks in 4K clarity, incredible color and exceptional contrast with groundbreaking IPS Black technology. These 27-inch 4K monitors come with a wide color gamut and VESA certified Display HDR 400 for true-to-life visuals.
  • PEAK PRODUCTIVITY: Streamline any workplace with USB-C Hub monitors that connect you to the Ethernet and a host of other devices. Stretch productivity with a dual 4K monitor set up and multitask efficiently with KVM, Picture-by-Picture and Picture-in-Picture.
  • SKILLFULLY CRAFTED: Sophisticated with a premium finish, these monitors fit any environment. Enjoy edge-toedge views with the virtually borderless InfinityEdge design. Easy-to-use with full adjustability, you’ll work comfortably all day.
  • EXCEPTIONAL CONTRAST: See incredible color and deeper blacks with a contrast ratio of 2,000:1 on the world’s first monitors with IPS Black technology. With a wide 178°/178° viewing angle, images remain spectacular, from virtually any angle.
  • ENHANCED EYE COMFORT: ComfortView Plus—an alwayson, built-in low blue light screen—reduces potentially harmful blue light emissions without compromising color.
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The Dell UltraSharp U2723QE is a modern and sophisticated monitor, which covers the important color spaces Rec 709 and sRGB to 100% and DCI-P3 to 98%. You shouldn’t expect miracles from the black panel with HDR, but the normal picture is very good.

On ports, 2x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI and of course USB-C are available. Additionally, there are four USB-A ports with 10 Gbit/s and even Ethernet once.

But note that the USB/Ethernet hub will need to be connected to an extra USB-C, if you’re using it on the Mac mini this is less of an issue than if you expect to be able to connect everything to the MacBook with one cable.

For that, in addition to the main 90-watt USB-C port, there’s another 15-watt one for iPad charging, for example.

NEC MultiSync EA271U – 27″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 163 ppi
  • 110 % RGB
  • 350 nits
  • USB-C with 60 Watts
  • 1 Watt loudspeaker

Restrained design.

NEC EA271U-BK 27.4" 4K UHD Business-Class Widescreen Desktop Monitor,BLACK
NEC EA271U-BK 27.4" 4K UHD Business-Class Widescreen Desktop Monitor,BLACK*
by NEC
  • 4K UHD IPS panel with wide Viewing angles for excellent image reproduction
  • Full connectivity, including DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs as well as USB Type-C
  • USB Type-C input delivers 60W of power as well as video and USB over one cable
  • Touch-sensitive OSD controls are integrated into the bezel, making Display adjustments easier than ever
  • Human and ambient light sensors automatically detect your work conditions to determine the proper Display brightness and conserve power
  • 60 hertz
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The NEC is a monitor if you are looking for good quality in an office monitor. In addition, the design is contemporary and restrained, but still pleasing.

There are enough ports with DisplayPort, two HDMI and USB-C with 60 watts of charging power. There is also an integrated USB hub.

You should not expect too much from the speakers. A good choice if you work a lot with spreadsheets or CAD in the office. A high-quality monitor that does its job unobtrusively.

BenQ PD2705U – 27″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 163 ppi
  • 99 % RGB and Rec. 709
  • 350 nits
  • USB-C with 65 Watts
  • KVM-Switch
  • Loudspeaker lower average

The high-resolution reason choice with connection via USB-C .

BenQ PD2705U 27 Inch 4K UHD IPS Computer Monitor with USB-C, 99% sRGB and Rec.709, HDR10, Ergonomic Design, Built-in Speakers, 65W Power Deliver, KVM Switch, VESA Display HDR and Eye-Care Technology
BenQ PD2705U 27 Inch 4K UHD IPS Computer Monitor with USB-C, 99% sRGB and Rec.709, HDR10, Ergonomic Design, Built-in Speakers, 65W Power Deliver, KVM Switch, VESA Display HDR and Eye-Care Technology*
by BenQ
  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Type-C Inputs
  • 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • Supports 99% of the Rec. 709 Gamut
  • 1200:1 Contrast Ratio
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The Benq PD2705U is a high-quality 4K monitor for those who can do without full Retina resolution. The case is gray and fits well with the current MacBooks. The brightness of 350 nits is more than sufficient for most workstations.

Practical is the built-in KVM switch, which allows two computers to connect simultaneously and share mouse and keyboard. There are also many ports: HDMI, Displayport, USB-A.

The Benq connects via USB-C, not Thunderbolt.

Viewsonic VP2756-4K – 27″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 163 ppi
  • 100 % RGB
  • 350 nits
  • Pantone validated
  • USB-C with 60 Watts
  • 5 years warranty
  • 2 Watt loudspeakers
  • confusing monitor menu

Very good factory calibration for sRGB.

ViewSonic VP2756-4K 27 Inch Premium IPS 4K Ergonomic Monitor with Ultra-Thin Bezels, Color Accuracy, Pantone Validated, HDMI, DisplayPort and USB Type C for Professional Home and Office
ViewSonic VP2756-4K 27 Inch Premium IPS 4K Ergonomic Monitor with Ultra-Thin Bezels, Color Accuracy, Pantone Validated, HDMI, DisplayPort and USB Type C for Professional Home and Office*
by ViewSonic
  • PREMIUM MONITOR: 4K UHD (3840x2160p) advanced ergonomic, 60Hz IPS monitor deliver lifelike colors perfect for office, graphic design, photographers and more
  • PANTONE VALIDATED DISPLAY: Color fidelity in every pixel. The VP2756-4K has been rigorously tested and capable of reproducing the Pantone Matching System colors for professionals
  • AMAZING AT ANY ANGLE: A three-sided ultra-thin bezel shows off more of your masterpiece, and less of the monitor
  • REDUCE CABLE CLUTTER: Connect video, audio, data and power with a single USB-C cable and plug in peripherals like USB drives and mice with the USB hub
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VP2756-4K supports laptops, PCs, and Apple/Mac operating systems with USB Type C, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort inputs
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, Power Cable, USB-C Cable, HDMI Cable, UAB-A/B Cable, and a Quick Start Guide
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Many monitors cover the sRGB color space, but you also need a model that is well calibrated for photo and video editing. The ViewSonics usually come with a usable calibration from the factory. In addition, the actual color space that can be reproduced is slightly larger, so the 100% sRGB is also guaranteed.

There is one port each of USB-C, HDMI, and DisplayPort, plus a USB-A downstream.

The 5-year warranty on the panel should also be mentioned positively.

LG 27UN880-B – 27″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 163 ppi
  • 99 % RGB and 95% P3
  • 400 nits
  • USB-C with 60 Watts
  • Table mounting
  • 5 Watt loudspeaker
  • Input selection always manual via menu

A good monitor with great mounting.

LG 27UN880-B Ultrafine Monitor 27” UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display, sRGB 99% Color Gamut, VESA DisplayHDR 400, USB Type-C, Ergo Stand - Black
LG 27UN880-B Ultrafine Monitor 27” UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display, sRGB 99% Color Gamut, VESA DisplayHDR 400, USB Type-C, Ergo Stand - Black*
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  • 27” uhd (3840 x 2160) ips display
  • Viewing Angle is 178º(R/L), 178º(U/D); Brightness(Typ) is 350cd/m² ; Aspect Ratio is 16:9
  • ergo stand (extends/retracts/swivels/pivots/tilts and height adjusts)
  • srgb 99% color gamut with vesa displayhdr 400
  • usb type-c with 60w pd
  • amd freesync
  • Display technology: LED
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The LG 27UN880-B is a good monitor for those who don’t want to spend too much, but still want a good panel and excellent mounting.

With Display HDR400 support, the LG is sufficiently bright and the flexible mounting arm saves you a separate VESA mount – if there’s enough space behind your desk.

The fact that the input source selection is always done manually is a bit annoying for constant use. If this happens several times a day, a Benq with a hotkey puck might be the smarter choice.

Philips 279P1 – 27″ 4K USB-C Monitor

  • 163 ppi
  • 350 nits
  • 65 Watts charging
  • loudspeakers
  • Design from the 90s

Good for everyday tasks.

Philips Brilliance 279P1 27" Frameless Monitor, 4K UHD IPS (3840x2160), 122% sRGB, Speakers, USB-C Docking, Power-Saving PowerSensor, Height Adjustable, VESA, 4Yr Advance Replacement
Philips Brilliance 279P1 27" Frameless Monitor, 4K UHD IPS (3840x2160), 122% sRGB, Speakers, USB-C Docking, Power-Saving PowerSensor, Height Adjustable, VESA, 4Yr Advance Replacement*
by Philips
  • Philips Brilliance P-Line 27" LCD monitor with UltraClear 4K UHD 3840x2160 resolution and IPS panel for wide-viewing angles and full colors
  • Aspect Ratio is 16:9; Viewing Angle (CR≧10) is 178º (H) / 178º (V); Brightness is 350cd/㎡
  • USB-C DOCKING: Power Delivery charges up to 65 Watts and is compatible with laptops and phones while receiving video and USB-C 3.2 gen2 signals
  • SPEAKERS: Duo built-In 3W stereo speakers for multimedia and convenience
  • SMARTERGOBASE: Monitor base enables people-friendly height, tilt, rotate, and pivot ergonomic adjustments and is wall mountable (VESA compatible)
  • POWER EFFICIENT: Built-in PowerSensor detects and dims display when user is away, saving up to 80% energy costs, and LightSensor auto-adjusts brightness based on the room's lighting condition for the perfect blend of brightness and power savings
  • MULTIPLE OUTPUTS: 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 inputs and USB 3.2 hub (x4 ports), audio in/out, and Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • TRUE-TO-LIFE COLORS: Displays over 1 billion colors for smooth gradations and 122% sRGB/103% NTSC color gamut for life-like images
  • PEACE OF MIND: Philips monitors come with 4-Year Advance Replacement Warranty in the United States, minimizing downtime
  • DESIGNED FOR YOUR WELL-BEING: LowBlue and EasyRead modes for easy on-the-eyes productivity and reading experience, Flicker-free technology to reduce eye fatigue.D FOR YOUR WELL-BEING: LowBlue and EasyRead modes for easy on-the-eyes productivity and reading experience, Flicker-free technology to reduce eye fatigue ECO-FRIENDLY: EnergyStar Certified & 100% recyclable packing
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The Philips is a good monitor for video telephony that can display a 4K image at the same time. Thus, it is well suited for the home office. Ports include HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort for older Macs and even VGA. A USB hub is also available.

It does its job well, but is very price-optimized: the design is boring and the speakers can only be used for video calls. But that is what it is good for: producing modern communication at a fair price.

Dell S2721QS – 27″ 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 158 ppi
  • 72% NTSC = 99% sRGB
  • 350 nits
  • HDR compatible
  • 2 Watt loudspeakers
  • no USB-C

Which 4K monitor? This one.

Dell S2721QS 27 Inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Ultra-Thin Bezel Monitor, AMD FreeSync (HDMI, DisplayPort), VESA Certified, Silver
Dell S2721QS 27 Inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Ultra-Thin Bezel Monitor, AMD FreeSync (HDMI, DisplayPort), VESA Certified, Silver*
by Dell Computers
  • A stunning view: The three-sided ultrathin bezel design in 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution lets you enjoy immersive viewing in incredible clarity and fine detail with 4 times the resolution of Full HD. Supports HDR content playback for a more lifelike visual experience. It's not curved screen.
  • Beautiful look: Modern, elegant design with a subtle textured pattern at the back of the monitor has its own unique look. It brings the feeling of a harmonious blend of great style and quality into every living space.
  • Leisure gaming: Smooth, tear-free experience with AMD FreeSync technology
  • Get the flexibility for all-day comfort with height adjustable stand, tilt, swivel & pivot features
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If you are looking for a “4K monitor”, then you often want to look for something special but also not too cheap that you will be annoyed about later. A few features would also be nice, but you don’t want to pay for anything useless.

The Dell S7232QS fulfills this wish for a modern but “normal” monitor: Contemporary 4K resolution, 2x HDMI, once DisplayPort inputs, simple and up-to-date design, two quite usable speakers.

USB-C connectivity or an integrated USB hub are not available. By the way, the monitor is not curved either, contrary to erroneous product descriptions.

The fair price and good features make it a very good average monitor that still excites. Want a quick Mac mini + monitor setup? Take this one.

You want USB-C? This is the advanced model.

LG 27UP650-W – 27″ 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 158 ppi
  • 400 nits
  • HDR compatible
  • Loudspeakers
  • limited color fastness

LG’s affordable 4K monitor.

LG 27UP650-W Monitor 27” UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display, VESA DisplayHDR 400, DCI-P3 95% Color Gamut, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Display, Height/Pivot/Tilt Adjustable Stand – Silver
LG 27UP650-W Monitor 27” UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display, VESA DisplayHDR 400, DCI-P3 95% Color Gamut, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Display, Height/Pivot/Tilt Adjustable Stand – Silver*
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  • 27” UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display
  • Viewing Angle is 178/178 (CR≥10) (Typ); Brightness is 350nits; Aspect Ratio is 16:9
  • VESA DisplayHDR 400
  • DCI-P3 95% Color Gamut
  • 3-Side Virtually Borderless Display with Height / Pivot / Tilt Adjustable Stand
  • AMD FreeSync
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LG’s interpretation of an inexpensive 4K monitor is the LG 27UP650-W. It has a good panel and two HDMI and one DisplayPort ports – as usual for the slimmed-down variants. However, the design of the higher-quality series remains, as does the height adjustment.

We would neglect the HDR display (but only evaluate that the HDR signals are processed without errors) as well as the color accuracy: If you want to edit photos or videos properly, you should reach for a better model.

BenQ EL2870U – 27″ 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 158 ppi
  • 99% sRGB
  • 300 nits
  • HDR compatible
  • 2 Watt loudspeaker
  • somewhat viewing angle dependent

Cheap 4K monitor that is also suitable for gaming.

BenQ EL2870U 28 Inch 4K UHD Gaming Computer Monitor with 1ms Response Time, Freesync, HDR, Eye-care, Brightness Intelligence Technology with Built in Speakers
BenQ EL2870U 28 Inch 4K UHD Gaming Computer Monitor with 1ms Response Time, Freesync, HDR, Eye-care, Brightness Intelligence Technology with Built in Speakers*
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  • High resolution 4K monitor: 28-inch LCD TN 3840x2160 resolution
  • Eye Care comfort for extended sessions: Proprietary brightness Intelligence Adaptive technology adjusts brightness for comfortable viewing; low Blue light and zero flicker technology prevent headaches and eye strain. This eye Tech makes images easy On your eyes
  • Smooth game play: AMD Free Sync for smooth game play, eliminating tearing and broken frames; HDR technology offers greater brightness and contrast level for vivid images; 1 mms GTG; 60Hz; 10-bit displays 1. 07 billion colors
  • Get connected: HDMI, DisplayPort input for multi-device connection. VESA wall mount
  • Hear the action: built-in speakers x 2, Headphone jack
  • Integrated cable management system: neatly hides cables inside monitor stand; VESA wall mount
  • Connectivity Technology: Hdmi 2
  • 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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If you are looking for a good 4K everyday monitor that is not that expensive, you can go for the Benq EL2870U. The resolution is excellent, the brightness sufficient and the color reproduction good.

You will have to do without USB-C, there are only HDMI and DisplayPort. However, you can also connect a PlayStation, since the monitor is fast enough for gaming.

We would neglect the HDR display (but only evaluate that the HDR signals are processed without errors) as well as the color accuracy: If you want to edit photos or videos properly, you should reach for a better model.

LG Electronics 28MQ780-  – 27,6″ 16:18 SDQHD USB-C Monitor

  • 2560×2880 Pixels
  • 98% DCI-P3
  • 300 nits
  • USB-C with 90 Watts
  • may take some getting used to

Two monitor sizes on top of each other.

LG 28MQ780-B 28 Inch SDQHD (2560 x 2880) Nano IPS DualUp Monitor with Ergo Stand, DCI-P3 98% (Typ.) with HDR10, USB Type-C (90W PD) - Black
LG 28MQ780-B 28 Inch SDQHD (2560 x 2880) Nano IPS DualUp Monitor with Ergo Stand, DCI-P3 98% (Typ.) with HDR10, USB Type-C (90W PD) - Black*
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  • 28" DualUp SDQHD (2560 x 2880) Nano IPS Display with Ergo Stand - Free up desk space and multitask more efficiently with a new, 16:18 aspect ratio stacked setup that swivels, freeing up your desk without giving up the screen space of a double monitor.
  • DCI-P3 98% (Typ.) with HDR10 - Explore HDR content the way it was meant to be seen with DCI-P3 98%**—an elevated color spectrum that brings brilliant color to life.
  • Ergonomic Stand with C-Clamp - Adjust the monitor by moving it forward or backwards, swiveling, rotating, tilting and more. Tap into the flexibility of the Ergo Stand to configure and optimize your setup for improved productivity.
  • USB Type-C (90W PD) - Seamlessly connect to external devices or charge your laptop with the convenience of USB Type-C with up to 90W power delivery.
  • Ambient Light Sensor - The ambient light sensor makes the screen brighter in bright lighting conditions and decreases the brightness in darker lighting conditions so it is always easy to view information.
  • Picture-by-Picture (PBP) & Built-in Keyboard, Video Monitor and Mouse (KVM) - With the PBP feature you can display content from two different computers on the monitor and use the KVM feature to manage the content with a single keyboard and mouse.
  • One Source Picture by Picture - By connecting your laptop to the LG DualUp monitor via the HDMI DisplayPort and USB Type C, you can easily control both displays without using software or shortcut keys.
  • Clutter-Free Desk Setup - The Ergo Stand's compact design takes up very little desk surface, helping users achieve a clutter-free environment. Also, the C-Clamp & Grommet and One Click Mount make it easy to install.
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LG was creative and simply packed two 27″ monitors on top of each other into one panel. Thus, you get a display with 2560×2800 in 16:18 format. Not a bad idea, since you can now display two complete screens on top of each other. Handy for video editing, website creation, video surveillance and more. You can even connect different computers, which then display their image content in a stacked manner.

Furthermore, there are two HDMI inputs, DisplayPort and a USB hub. The stable mounting base clamps the ensemble to your desk.

Since LG opted for 110 dpi, the price remains very fair. A very innovative and practical display approach in our opinion.

Viewsonic ColorPro VP2768a – 27″ QHD USB-C Monitor

  • 2560×1440 Pixels
  • 100% sRGB
  • 350 nits
  • 5 years exchange service
  • no 4K

Color fastness Delta E < 2.

ViewSonic VP2768a ColorPro 27 Inch 1440p IPS Monitor with 100% sRGB, Rec 709, USB C (90W), RJ45, Color Blindness Mode, Hardware Calibration for Photo and Graphic Design Black
ViewSonic VP2768a ColorPro 27 Inch 1440p IPS Monitor with 100% sRGB, Rec 709, USB C (90W), RJ45, Color Blindness Mode, Hardware Calibration for Photo and Graphic Design Black*
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  • PREMIUM MONITOR: This QHD (2560x1440p) advanced ergonomic, 60Hz IPS monitor deliver lifelike colors perfect for office, graphic design, photographers and more
  • REDUCE CABLE CLUTTER: The VP2768a replaces your docking station. Connect your Ethernet cable directly into your monitor and use a single USB-C cable for data, audio, video and 90W charging
  • AMAZING AT ANY ANGLE: An ultra-thin bezel creates a unique viewing experience that breaks down the border between your screen and you
  • EXCEPTIONAL COLOR ACCURACY: Enjoy 100% sRGB, EBU, SMPTE-C, Rec. 709, DICOM-SIM color uniformity, Delta E
  • HARDWARE CALIBRATION: Quick and easy calibration ensures that the color displayed perfectly matches the original file (calibration kit sold separately)
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VP2768a supports laptops, PCs and Mac and Windows operating systems with HDMI 1.4, USB Type A, B and C and DisplayPort (DaisyChain enabled) inputs
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, Power Cable, DP to DP Cable, USB Type-C Cable, and USB Type-B Uplink Cable, and Factory Color Calibration Report
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If sRGB is your color space, you get a precisely factory-calibrated monitor with the Viewsonic. Daisy-chaining is also possible thanks to two DisplayPorts. Other devices can be connected via HDMI or USB-C.

The color fidelity and good brightness make the monitor a good choice for photo editing.

The source selection is a bit annoying, but once you learn it, it’s not a major problem anymore.

BenQ PD2705Q Designer Monitor – 27″ QHD USB-C Monitor

  • 2560×1440 Pixels
  • USB-C with 65 Watts
  • 100% sRGB
  • Loudspeakers
  • 250 nits

Accurate colors.

BenQ PD2705Q 27 Inch 2K QHD IPS Factory Calibrated Computer Monitor for Graphic Design and Video Editing, 100% sRGB, DualView, USB-C with 65W Power Delivery, Daisy Chain, HDR10 and CAD/CAM
BenQ PD2705Q 27 Inch 2K QHD IPS Factory Calibrated Computer Monitor for Graphic Design and Video Editing, 100% sRGB, DualView, USB-C with 65W Power Delivery, Daisy Chain, HDR10 and CAD/CAM*
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  • AQCOLOR TECHNOLOGY: Covers 100% of sRGB/Rec. 709, offering Delta E ≤ 3 color consistency and uniformity for accurate color performance
  • USB-C CONNECTIVITY: High-speed USB-C provides fast video, audio, data, power delivery and creates a daisy-chained multi-monitor setup
  • INTUITIVE DESIGNS: customized features like KVM and ICCsync make designing more intuitive to boost your work efficiency
  • SPECIALIZED DISPLAY MODES: Optimal design display settings, M-Book, Darkroom, CAD/CAM, and Animation modes, bring out the details of every design
  • DISPLAY PILOT SOFTWARE: Simplifies workflows by offering support tools to make design work more convenient and flexible
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The BenQ offers you 100% sRGB color space and precise calibration ex works (Calman and Pantone certified). In terms of connectivity, it’s modern: USB-C and HDMI are available as well as DisplayPort input and output for daisy-chaining.

There is a mode for dark rooms for pleasant and precise work.

The BenQ is only suitable for very bright rooms to a limited extent, since it gets a maximum of 250 nits bright, but professionally furnished workstations pay attention to this anyway.

Here you can find the alternative for the Adobe RGB color space.

ASUS ProArt PA278QV – 27″ QHD HDMI Monitor

  • 2560×1440 Pixel
  • mini-DisplayPort
  • 100% sRGB
  • 350 nits
  • Loudspeakers
  • no USB-C

Very practical overall package.

ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD (2560 x 1440) Monitor, 100% sRGB/Rec. 709 ΔE < 2, IPS, DisplayPort HDMI DVI-D Mini DP, Calman Verified, Eye Care, Anti-glare, Tilt Pivot Swivel Height Adjustable
ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD (2560 x 1440) Monitor, 100% sRGB/Rec. 709 ΔE < 2, IPS, DisplayPort HDMI DVI-D Mini DP, Calman Verified, Eye Care, Anti-glare, Tilt Pivot Swivel Height Adjustable*
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  • 27-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS monitor with frameless design
  • International color standard 100% sRGB and 100% Rec. 709 wide color gamut
  • Calman Verified with factory calibration for excellent Delta E less than 2 color accuracy
  • ASUS-exclusive ProArt Preset and ProArt Palette provide numerous adjustable color parameters
  • Extensive connectivity for maximum flexibility, including Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort, HDMI, dual-link DVI-D, audio in and earphone jack, plus four USB 3.0 ports
  • Ergonomic stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments for a comfortable viewing experience, plus VESA wall-mountable
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The Asus is an interesting alternative to the PD2705Q mentioned above. It does not come with USB-C, but it offers DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI and mini-DisplayPort for older computers. A USB hub is also on board. The power button can be used for source switching – very efficient.

The color accuracy ex works is Delta E < 2. The exterior design also looks modern.

Daisy-chaining is not possible because the monitor does not have a display port output. But that’s just as well: the devices of different series are not matched in terms of color temperature. So if you want to use multiple monitors, the BenQ is more suitable.

Dell S2722D – 27″ QHD USB-C Monitor

  • 2560×1440 Pixels
  • USB-C 65 Watts
  • 99% sRGB
  • 350 nits
  • Loudspeaker only suitable for system sounds

Good office monitor with USB hub.

Dell U2722D - 27-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) 16:9 UltraSharp Monitor with Comfortview Plus, 60Hz Refresh Rate, 100% sRGB, 1.07 Billion Colors, Platinum Silver
Dell U2722D - 27-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) 16:9 UltraSharp Monitor with Comfortview Plus, 60Hz Refresh Rate, 100% sRGB, 1.07 Billion Colors, Platinum Silver*
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  • With QHD (2560x1440) resolution on this 27-inch screen, you will see 1.77 times more details than Full HD
  • Enjoy true-to-life color with a color depth of 1.07 billion colors, wide color coverage including 100% sRGB, 100% Rec.709 and 95% DCI-P3
  • Crafted with a premium platinum silver finish, this sleek monitor features a small base and an elegant cable management system
  • In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology delivers consistent color and picture quality across a wide 178°/178° viewing angle
  • 85% PCR (Post-consumer Recyclable Plastic), meets the latest regulatory and environmental standards such as ENERGY STAR and TCO Certified Edge Displays, and is EPEAT Gold registered.
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The Dell looks good, covers the sRGB color space almost completely, and is sufficiently bright.

Practical is the built-in USB hub, to which you can also connect fast USB 3.0 devices thanks to the sufficiently available bandwidth. A backup SSD, for example, or a 2.5 Gigabit adapter for the network, so that things can move quickly there.

In addition to the Mac, you can also connect two HDMI devices. DisplayPort is not available.

The speakers are not of such good quality but we’ll overlook that.

Bottom line, also because of the flexibility of the USB-C port with the two fast USB-A ports, this is a practical as well as stylish monitor.

iiyama Prolite XUB2792QSN-B1 – 27″ QHD USB-C Monitor

  • 2560×1440 Pixels
  • USB-C 65 Watts
  • 99% sRGB
  • 350 nits
  • Standard design

Great connectivity.

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The Prolite gives you the standard: 99% sRGB, 350 nits, quite good speakers, HDMI, DisplayPort.

It’s interesting because the connectivity is very well thought-out: you can connect the two USB 3.0 sockets on the side of the monitor to the computer with a USB-C cable as well as the integrated Ethernet port – no separate hubs needed. What’s more, this also controls the DisplayPort output – so daisy-chaining is also a breeze.

With this model, you get a little more features than you might expect, without sacrificing any of the basic virtues

If you can get along with the standard design and the integrated USB hub is interesting to you, the iiyama is a very good choice for the office.

LG 34WK95U – 34″ 21:9 5K2K Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 5.210 x 2.160 Pixels
  • 100% sRGB, 98% P3
  • 400 nits (HDR)
  • Thunderbolt, two HDMI, one DisplayPort
  • Plastic housing

21:9 with high 164 ppi pixel density in a flat design.

LG 34WK95U-W 34"UltraWide 5K Nano IPS LED Monitor with Built-In Speakers, 5120x2160
LG 34WK95U-W 34"UltraWide 5K Nano IPS LED Monitor with Built-In Speakers, 5120x2160*
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  • 5120 x 2160 Resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate, 5 ms (GtG) Response Time, Thunderbolt 3 / HDMI / DisplayPort 1.4 / USB Type C Inputs, Built-In Speakers, Ultra-thin bezel for slim and sleek design
  • 1200:1 (Typ) Contrast Ratio, 450 cd/m2 Brightness, 178 degree/178 degree Viewing Angles (CR≥10), 10-Bit (8bit+A-FRC), DCI-P3 98% Color Gamut (CIE1931), 0.0518 (H) x 0.1554 (V) mm Pixel Pitch
  • Windows: Plug and play for PCs with compatible graphics cards supporting 5K2K such as the 2080ti for gamers. Use DisplayPort 1.4 or Thunderbolt 3 USB-C for full 5120 x 2160 resolution
  • Apple: Plug and play with thunderbolt 3 with 2016 and 2017 models. 2018 MacBooks may require an update to the recent Mac OS X 10.14.2 Beta for thunderbolt to work
  • 1 Year Parts and Labor from LG. A DisplayPort cable, USB-B to USB-A cable, and a 2-meter-long Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C cable are included
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The LG LG 34WK95U currently comes closest to an Ultra Wide Retina display with its 21:9 format and high pixel density. The 164 ppi correspond to a 27-inch monitor at 4K. That is a very good resolution, especially in this format.

The built-in speakers are usable and the plastic casing looks okay. The white back is a nice change from the constant black – but it is also a matter of taste.

Not all scalable resolutions may be available on M1 Macs. We are still submitting information on this.

ASUS ProArt PA348CGV – 34″ 21:9 USB-C Monitor

  • 3.440 x 1.440 Pixels
  • 100% sRGB, 98% P3
  • 400 nits
  • Delta E < 2
  • USB-C with 90 Watts
  • no DisplayPort

Beautiful colors in wide format.

ASUS ProArt Display 34” Professional Monitor (PA348CGV) - 21:9 Ultra-Wide QHD (3440 x 1440), IPS, Color Accuracy ΔE < 2, Calman Verified, 98% DCI-P3, USB-C, 120Hz, FreeSync Premium Pro, 3D Rendering
ASUS ProArt Display 34” Professional Monitor (PA348CGV) - 21:9 Ultra-Wide QHD (3440 x 1440), IPS, Color Accuracy ΔE < 2, Calman Verified, 98% DCI-P3, USB-C, 120Hz, FreeSync Premium Pro, 3D Rendering*
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  • Ultra-wide 21:9 3440 x 1440 IPS 178° wide viewing angle display with a frameless design making multitasking more enjoyable and efficient
  • International color standard 98% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB/Rec. 709 wide color gamut
  • Calman Verified with factory calibrated for excellent Delta E < 2 color accuracy
  • Extensive connectivity including DP over USB-C with 90W Power Delivery, DisplayPort, HDMI and USB hub
  • 120 Hz variable refresh rate (VRR) with FreeSync Premium Pro, providing creators smooth fast-rendering and comfortable viewing experience
  • What’s in the Box: Color pre-calibration report, DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, Quick release stand, Power cord, Quick start guide, USB-C cable, Warranty Card, Welcome Card
  • Free 3-month Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription: Receive complimentary access with the purchase of this product (offer valid from 9/15/2021 to 8/31/2023)
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Precise colors, which are also calman verified, are offered by the ProArt in 34″ widescreen format. The Mac is connected via USB-C, and there are no scaling problems thanks to the 110 ppi resolution. There is no DisplayPort, but two additional HDMI ports.

The speakers only have 1.2 watts and the display is not cheap. However, if you are looking for a monitor that can display photos in accurate colors, the Asus should be on your shortlist.

BenQ PD3420Q – 34″ 21:9 USB-C Monitor

  • 3.440 x 1.440 Pixel
  • 100% sRGB, 98% P3
  • 400 nits (HDR)
  • USB-C, two HDMI, one DisplayPort
  • Loudspeaker quite ok

21:9 with 109 ppi pixel density in a flat design.

BenQ PD3420Q 34 Inch Ultrawide QHD IPS Factory Calibrated Computer Monitor with AQCOLOR Technology for Designers, MacBook-Ready, 98% P3, KVM Switch, Hotkey Puck G2, USB-C with 65W Power Delivery
BenQ PD3420Q 34 Inch Ultrawide QHD IPS Factory Calibrated Computer Monitor with AQCOLOR Technology for Designers, MacBook-Ready, 98% P3, KVM Switch, Hotkey Puck G2, USB-C with 65W Power Delivery*
by BenQ
  • 34 Inch LED IPS 21:9 ULTRAWIDE WQHD HDR MONITOR: 33% extra screen real estate for video editing, compared to 16:9 monitor
  • AQCOLOR TECHNOLOGY: Individually factory-calibrated, 98% of DCI-P3, Display P3; 100% sRGB and Rec. 709; Calman Verified and Pantone Validated for precise color performance, Delta E ≤ 3
  • VIDEO SUPPORT: VESA DisplayHDR 400 & HDR10 support to display better contrast and color depth for dynamic details
  • USB-C CONNECTIVITY: USB Type-C provides fast video, audio, data, 65W power delivery
  • DESIGN MONITOR: View files side-by-side in DualView; Simulate Macs display color in M-Book mode; compare/edit photos and videos in CAD/CAM, Darkroom, or Animation mode.
  • PRODUCTIVITY BOOSTS: Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) control two computers’ content on one screen; Hotkey Puck G2 to access shortcuts
  • EYE-CARE: Avoid eye strain. Flicker-free eliminates screen flicker, Low Blue Light filters harmful blue light
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With its 109 ppi, the Benq PD3420Q offers exactly the same pixel density as the Thunderbolt display, but is a lot wider. It also manages almost 100% of the P3 color space and offers a variety of connectivity options. The hotkey puck enables quick switching at the touch of a button.

A MacBook connected via USB-C can both use the integrated USB hub and be charged with 65 watts.

Two speakers with 2.5 watts are also on board and are sufficient for very simple tasks.

LG 34WN780 – 34″ 21:9 HDMI Monitor

  • 3.440 x 1.440 Pixels
  • 99% sRGB
  • 300 nits
  • the usual design

Adjustable table mount.

LG 34WN780-B UltraWide Monitor 34" 21:9 QHD (3440 x 1440) IPS Display, HDR10, AMD FreeSync, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design, Ergo Stand - Black
LG 34WN780-B UltraWide Monitor 34" 21:9 QHD (3440 x 1440) IPS Display, HDR10, AMD FreeSync, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design, Ergo Stand - Black*
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  • 34" UltraWide 21:9 WQHD (3440 x 1440) IPS HDR Display
  • Viewing Angle (L/R) (CR>=10) is 178°/178°; Brightness(Typ) is 300cd/m²; Aspect Ratio is 21:9
  • Ergo Stand (Extend/Retract/Swivel/Height/Pivot/Tilt)
  • 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design
  • AMD FreeSync Compatible. Dimensions Without Stand (WxHxD)-32.2 x 14.4 x 1.8 inches
  • sRGB 99% Color Gamut / HDR 10
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A widescreen display with good brightness and color reproduction. What makes the LG special are the decent speakers and the practical table mount. You can adjust the monitor in many dimensions and find the ideal one for you.

Besides the USB hub, there are two HDMI and one DisplayPort.

iiyama Prolite XUB3493WQSU-B1 – 34″ 21:9 HDMI Monitor

  • 3.440 x 1.440 Pixel
  • 100% sRGB
  • 400 nits
  • Design nothing special

Fair price.

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The iiyama interprets the widescreen format in its own way: pleasant brightness, two HDMI, one DisplayPort, USB hub. The built-in speakers are also usable.

So if you need a very reliable monitor, especially if you want to connect multiple sources, the iiyama is the ideal choice.

Viewsonic VA3456-MHDJ – 34″ 21:9 HDMI Monitor

  • 3.440 x 1.440 Pixels
  • 104% sRGB
  • 420 nits
  • cheap casing

Fair overall package.

ViewSonic VA3456-MHDJ 34 Inch 21:9 UltraWide WQHD 1440p IPS Monitor with Ultra-Thin Bezels, Ergonomics Design, HDMI, and DisplayPort Inputs for Home and Office
ViewSonic VA3456-MHDJ 34 Inch 21:9 UltraWide WQHD 1440p IPS Monitor with Ultra-Thin Bezels, Ergonomics Design, HDMI, and DisplayPort Inputs for Home and Office*
by ViewSonic
  • GREAT FOR HOME AND OFFICE: An ideal all-around display for desktop, or laptop
  • SEE THE DIFFERENCE: Razor-sharp clarity and detail with WQHD (3440x1440p) viewing and 21:9 aspect ratio for any task
  • AMAZING AT ANY ANGLE: A 3-sided thin bezel IPS panel ensures stunning views no matter your vantage point
  • PRODUCTIVITY & COMFORT: Advanced ergonomics help to boost productivity with all-day comfort
  • HDR10 CONTENT SUPPORT: Displays videos as they are intended to be seen – giving you a fuller, more immersive viewing experience
  • NO IMAGE TEARING: AMD FreeSync technology enables smooth frame rates to aid you in battle
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VA3456-MHDJ supports laptops, PCs, Macs, and gaming consoles with dual HDMI and a DisplayPort input
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, Power Cable, HDMI Cable, and a Quick Start Guide
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Viewsonic offers a cheap way to get a 3,440 x 1,440 pixel monitor. The monitor is especially suitable for quite bright workplaces. Two HDMI and one DisplayPort are available.

The case makes a rather cheap impression, but the overall package incl. speakers is not cheap, but inexpensive.

LG 34WN650-W – 34″ 21:9 HDMI Monitor

  • 2.560 x 1.080 Pixel
  • 99% sRGB
  • 400 nits (HDR)
  • zwei HDMI
  • Enhanced Full HD only

A simple monitor in widescreen format.

LG 34WN650-W UltraWide Monitor 34" 21:9 FHD (2560 x 1080) IPS Display, VESA DisplayHDR 400, AMD FreeSync, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design - Silver
LG 34WN650-W UltraWide Monitor 34" 21:9 FHD (2560 x 1080) IPS Display, VESA DisplayHDR 400, AMD FreeSync, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design - Silver*
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  • 34” UltraWide FHD (2560 x 1080) IPS Display
  • 3 Side Virtually Borderless Design
  • SRGB 99% Color Gamut , VESA DisplayHDR 400
  • Easy Multi tasking with Screen Split and On Screen Control
  • Tilt or Height Adjustable Stand
  • Home Office Monitor. Dimensions-Without Stand (WxHxD)-32.2 x 14.4 x 1.8 inches
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The LG 34WL500 is a widened Full HD monitor. If you were previously satisfied with 1920×1080 pixels and now just want something wider, this monitor delivers. You now get 2560×1080 pixels.

Note, however, that the resolution does not increase, a HiDPI or even Retina display is not possible.

Dell UltraSharp U4021QW – 40″ 21:9 Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 5.120 x 1.440, 140 ppi
  • 100% sRGB, 98% P3
  • 300 nits
  • 9 Watt loudspeaker
  • KVM Switch
  • expensive

Widescreen display with a pleasant 140 ppi.

Dell UltraSharp 40" Curved WUHD Monitor
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The UltraSharp U4021QW is your go-to monitor if you want one of the largest widescreen displays that doesn’t disappoint oh-so in resolution. Since the monitor reaches full 5K resolution horizontally, you end up with 140 ppi for the size, which is just as much as a 32″ 4K monitor. So while it’s not Retina (at over 200 ppi), it’s still high enough that text is so fine that you can be very satisfied. The panel comes with a three-year warranty.

Dell opts for Thunderbolt in this model, so the integrated USB hub ports can also offer one port with up to 10 Gbit/s (bottom) and the remaining numerous USB-A ports with 5 Gbit/s. On top of that, there is also an Ethernet port. Together with the integrated speakers, you get the full package, which should also replace an extra dock for many. If you want the biggest and best in this format, the U4021QW is your choice.

LG 40WP95C-W – 39,7″ 21:9 Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 5.120 x 1.440, 140 ppi
  • 100% sRGB, 98% P3
  • 300 nits
  • 10 Watt loudspeakers
  • expensive

Direct alternative to the Dell U4021QW.

LG 40WP95C-W 40” UltraWide Curved WUHD (5120 x 2160) 5K2K Nano IPS Display, DCI-P3 98% (Typ.) with HDR10, Thunderbolt 4 with 96W PD, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design Tilt/Height/Swivel Stand
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  • 40” Curved WUHD (5120 x 2160) Nano IPS Display
  • Thunderbolt 4 Connectivity with 96W Power Delivery
  • DCI-P3 98% (Typ.) with HDR10
  • 10W x 2 Built in Speakers with Rich Bass
  • 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design
  • Tilt/Height/Swivel Stand
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The LG 40WP95X-W is the direct alternative to the Dell mentioned above. The technical specifications are almost identical, and since you also get the full 5K resolution horizontally, you get 140 ppi.

LG’s speakers are always quite good and besides Thunderbolt, there are two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort port – also like the Dell.

However, the LG only has two USB-A ports, no Ethernet and no KVM switch, so you can use devices on two computers without having to plug them in. Also, as usual, the LG comes with a white back, the Dell with a more neutral silver one. And there is one year less warranty.

Viewsonic ColorPro VP3881 – 38″ USB-C Monitor

  • 3.840 x 1.600, 110 ppi
  • 100% sRGB
  • 300 nits
  • 5 Watt loudspeakers
  • expensive

Precise colors in widescreen format.

ViewSonic VP3881A 38-Inch IPS WQHD+ Curved Ultrawide Monitor with ColorPro 100% sRGB Rec 709, Eye Care, HDR10 Support, USB C, HDMI, USB, DisplayPort for Professional Home and Office
ViewSonic VP3881A 38-Inch IPS WQHD+ Curved Ultrawide Monitor with ColorPro 100% sRGB Rec 709, Eye Care, HDR10 Support, USB C, HDMI, USB, DisplayPort for Professional Home and Office*
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  • CURVED DESIGN: Immersive 2300R ultrawide curved viewing experience with panoramic images, vivid color, and incredible detail
  • PREMIUM MONITOR: WQHD+ (3840x1600p) 60Hz IPS monitor deliver lifelike colors perfect for office, graphic design, photographers and more
  • REDUCE CABLE CLUTTER: Connect video, audio, data and power with a single USB-C cable and plug in peripherals like USB drives and mice with the USB hub
  • ULTIMATE COLOR ACCURACY: Screen wide sRGB, EBU, SMPTE-C, Rec. 709, and DICOM-SIM color spaces, Delta E
  • HARDWARE CALIBRATION: Quick and easy calibration ensures that the color displayed perfectly matches the original file
  • HDR10 CONTENT SUPPORT: Displays videos as they are intended to be seen – giving you a fuller, more immersive viewing experience
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VP3881A supports laptops, PCs, and Mac operating systems with USB 3.2 Type A, B, and C, HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2, and DisplayPort inputs
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, AC Adapter, HDMI Cable, DisplayPort Cable, USB 3.2 Type C Cable, Factory Color Calibration Report, and Quick Start Guide
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The Viewsonic ColorPro is a wonderful monitor if you need to work in true color and prefer a wide homogeneous image. The display covers sRGB color space completely and gets up to 300 nits of brightness.

You can connect your computers via USB-C, HDMI and DisplayPort. The integrated USB hub is handy.

Also worth mentioning is the long warranty period.

HDR does not really master the monitor, it is also not made for it. However, if you want a large picture with top color reproduction, this display is completely right.

Samsung Odyssey G9 – 49″ HDMI Monitor

  • 5.120 x 1.440 Pixel
  • 240 Hertz
  • über 1000 nits Maximum
  • 1000R curved
  • zwei HDMI, ein DisplayPort
  • wirklich riesig

Dual QHD Auflösung: Das sind zwei Thunderbolt Displays nebeneinander in einem Panel.

SAMSUNG 49-inch Odyssey G9 Gaming Monitor | QHD, 240hz, 1000R Curved, QLED, NVIDIA G-SYNC & FreeSync | LC49G95TSSNXZA Model
SAMSUNG 49-inch Odyssey G9 Gaming Monitor | QHD, 240hz, 1000R Curved, QLED, NVIDIA G-SYNC & FreeSync | LC49G95TSSNXZA Model*
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  • SAMSUNG'S LARGEST 1000R GAMING MONITOR: Get your head in the game with the 49 inch Odyssey G9, which matches the curve of the human eye, for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain, and the screen space of two 27” panels.Viewing Angle (H/V) 178°(H)/178°(V)
  • CUTTING EDGE QLED TECHNOLOGY: From deepest blacks to vivid colors, Samsung QLED ensures pixel perfect picture quality with every frame; Utilizing Quantum Dot technology, it creates more vivid colors with 125% more color space compared to sRGB
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC & AMD FREESYNC: With G-SYNC and FreeSync Premium Pro support, Odyssey matches every frame from your graphics card, so you’re never caught short from moment to moment. Set without Stand-45.18 x 14.31 x 11.46 inches. OS Compatiblity-Windows, Mac
  • DUAL QHD DISPLAY: The gaming world of your imagination made real; QHD resolution brings you a display as wide as two QHD monitors sitting side by side with incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images
  • INFINITY CORE LIGHTING: Customize your Odyssey with core color customization to match your monitor with the rest of your gaming setup
  • RAPID 240hz REFRESH RATE: With Odyssey’s rapid 240hz refresh rate, you have up to four times as many frames displayed on screen every second compared to a traditional screen
  • SEE IT ALL ON ONE SCREEN: The ultrawide curved panel's 32:9 aspect ratio keeps games alive—even when you need to pause; Open various windows at once and jump between tasks seamlessly
  • Cable:. Customers must use the included DisplayPort cable and we recommend to change the DisplayPort version through the Monitor’s OSD
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The Samsung Odyssey G9 is made for gamers, but also users who prefer a very wide, curved display.

The Dual QHD is two 110 ppi monitors next to each other in a curved format. If you still have space problems in the width, you won’t find anything bigger in a hurry.

You need a lot of space for this display as well as a stable table to mount it. Furthermore, the firmware does not seem to be fully developed in some aspects.

LG 38WN95C-W – 37,5″ 21:9 QHD+ Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 3.840 x 1.600 Pixel
  • 135% sRGB und 98% P3
  • 450 nits
  • good loudspeakers
  • charging with 94 Watts
  • Standard pixel density

Like a 4K monitor minus 26% in height.

LG 38WN95C-W Monitor 38" 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD+ (3840 x 1600) Nanio IPS Display, Thunderbolt 3, 1ms Response Time, 144Hz Refresh Rate, NVIDIA G-SYNC, AMD FreeSync -White/Silver
LG 38WN95C-W Monitor 38" 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD+ (3840 x 1600) Nanio IPS Display, Thunderbolt 3, 1ms Response Time, 144Hz Refresh Rate, NVIDIA G-SYNC, AMD FreeSync -White/Silver*
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  • 38” Curved UltraWide QHD plus (3840 x 1600)
  • Viewing Angle is 178˚(R/L), 178˚(U/D); Brightness is 450cd/m²; Aspect Ratio is 21:9
  • Nano IPS Display
  • DCI-P3 98% Color Gamut and VESA DisplayHDR 600
  • Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
  • IPS 1ms (GtG) Response Time and 144Hz Refresh Rate
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible
  • Tilt/Height/Swivel Adjustable Stand
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The LG 38WN95C-W offers a large curved screen area. The resolution here is equivalent to a conventional 4K monitor minus 26% in height. Spread out over the size, you get the widescreen format and a pixel density of just under 110 ppi.

Practical is the Thunderbolt input as well as DisplayPort and twice HDMI. The speakers are also usable.

For a few hundred euros more, you can get the big brother with much better pixel density.

Or you can settle for the smaller Benq and save a few hundred euros.

Or you can see the LG as it is: the golden mean with sufficient resolution and large diagonal.

LG 49WL95C-WE – 49″ 32:9 Ultra-Wide USB-C Monitor

  • 5.120 x 1.440 Pixels
  • 99% sRGB
  • 350 nits
  • Loudspeakers
  • USB-C charging
  • Standard pixel density

Alternative to the Samsung Odyssey.

LG 49WL95C-WE 32:9 UltraWide Monitor 49" Dual DQHD (5120 x 1440) IPS Display, HDR10, USB Type-C with 85W Power Delivery, Ambient Light Sensor, 2 x 10W Stereo Speaker with Rich Bass - Silver
LG 49WL95C-WE 32:9 UltraWide Monitor 49" Dual DQHD (5120 x 1440) IPS Display, HDR10, USB Type-C with 85W Power Delivery, Ambient Light Sensor, 2 x 10W Stereo Speaker with Rich Bass - Silver*
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  • 49” 32:9 Curved DQHD (5120 x 1440) IPS Display
  • USB Type-C with 85W PD
  • Multi-tasking: PBP, Dual Controller, OnScreen Control
  • sRGB 99% Color Gamut
  • HDR 10
  • Height/Tilt/ Swivel Adjustable Stand
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The very wide LG does without Thunderbolt and thus comes to a little under 1000 euros. Since it connects via USB-C or optionally HDMI and DisplayPort no big deal if the dock feature isn’t that important to you.

The height adjustment and USB ports on the side are practical. The white back makes it not seem so bulky.

LG distributes the high resolution over a large area and uses it for the wide format. Thus, the monitor remains at standard resolution – in principle, it is two Thunderbolt displays side by side in one panel in curved format. But that sounds more unspectacular than it really is. If you need a lot of work space, this 49″ variant should be on the short list.

Dell C3422WE – 34″ 21:9 WQHD USB-C Monitor mit Webcam

  • 3.440 x 1.440 Pixels
  • 300 nits
  • 5 Watt loudspeakers
  • Charging with 90 Watt
  • Standard pixel density

Like a wide Thunderbolt display.

Dell C3422WE 34.1" WQHD Curved Screen Edge WLED LCD Monitor - 21:9 Black - WQHD IPS LED-backlit Display (3440 x 1440) Platinum Silver (Renewed)
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  • 21:9 aspect ratio provides the best display for video recorded in the CinemaScope format
  • Furnishes captivating visuals with 300 Nit brightness levels
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The Dell combines many good features for a pleasant office monitor. USB-C connection, sufficient resolution in a wide format. Practical for times of home office is the built-in webcam and the available speakers.

A HDMI, DisplayPort and USB hub with network connection also help in the home office.

The quality of the webcam is ok, but not super. So a solution for those who want a one-in-all package.

Those who can do without the webcam and USB-C will find the monitor much cheaper in this version.

Samsung Curved C34J791WTR – 34″ 21:9 WQHD Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 3.440 x 1.440 Pixels
  • 300 nits
  • 7 Watt loudspeakers
  • Charging with 85 Watt
  • Standard pixel density

Like a wide Thunderbolt display.

SAMSUNG LC34J791WTNXZA 34-Inch CJ791 Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor, White
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  • CURVED GAMING MONITOR with 100Hz refresh rate, AMD FreeSync and multiple game modes
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The curved Samsung offers a widescreen display with a standard pixel density of 110 dpi at a very fair price. You get a Thunderbolt display that is extended in width, so to speak. The connection is via Thunderbolt, another Thunderbolt 3 device can be plugged into the monitor. In addition, there are HDMI, DisplayPort and two USB-A ports.

The design is modern, the speakers usable. The normal resolution saves you from scaling in macOS and keeps the price low. If you want a somewhat luxurious office monitor that is also a Thunderbolt dock, you should shortlist this Samsung.

LG 24MD4KL Ultrafine – 23,7″ 4K Thunderbolt Monitor

  • 186 ppi
  • 100 % RGB and 98% P3
  • 500 nits
  • USB-C with 85 Watts
  • Daisy Chain function
  • Plastic housing

The only Retina choice in 24 inches.

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The LG 24MD4KL – or simply Ultrafine 4K – is the little brother of the LG Ultrafine 5K in 27 inches. It’s a good choice for tight spaces and if you still want near-retina resolution at 186 ppi. The internal speakers are also usable.

It almost goes without saying that it charges MacBooks with up to 85 watts. Another good thing: Due to the 4K resolution, there is still enough bandwidth for a second Thunderbolt port, so you can daisy chain with another monitor or SSD.

The case is rather on the sober side and there is no webcam either.

In return, the integrated height adjustment is very convenient and the monitor is correctly anchored in Apple’s macOS. Brightness and volume control work right from the start.

EIZO FlexScan – 24,1″ 2K USB-C Monitor

  • 1920 x 1080
  • sRGB color space
  • 350 nits
  • 94 ppi

Excellent office monitor with 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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The Eizo is an excellent office monitor. Yes, the 1920×1080 resolution may seem outdated in the age of 4K. However, anyone who spends all their time in front of the computer knows that resolution isn’t everything and the eyes really appreciate a good monitor. This Eizo is designed for those users.

The good height adjustment and the clearly structured menu help in everyday use.

Disadvantages: the very good features are bought with a relatively high price. But if a display is your daily tool, it is worth it.

BenQ SW240 Photographer Monitor – 24″ HDMI Monitor

  • 1920 x 1200
  • 99% Adobe RGB, 95% P3
  • 250 nits
  • no USB-C

Adobe RGB suitable.

BenQ SW240 24 Inch WUXGA IPS Computer Monitor for Photo Editing with 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3 with Factory-Calibration Report, 10-bit Color Depth with 14-bit 3D LUT Hardware Calibration
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  • AQCOLOR TECHNOLOGY: 99% Adobe RGB coverage, hardware calibration support for accurate colors for photography
  • 24.1 INCH, 16:10, 1920x1200 RESOLUTION: The screen ratio is perfect for professional photographers to compare two full A4 pages on the screen
  • HARDWARE CALIBRATION WITH PALETTE MASTER ELEMENT SOFTWARE: Tune and maintain the color performance of the monitor at its most optimal state
  • COLOR MODE HOTKEY: Swiftly switch between 3 preset color modes without having to press other OSD buttons
  • WINNER TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2019 BEST BUDGET PHOTO MONITOR
  • SHADING HOOD: Made specifically for glare reduction in environments where it’s hard to control ambient light. *Shading Hood is an optional accessory
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The SW240 offers you almost the complete Adobe RGB color space as well as 95% of the DCI-P3 color space. It should be obvious that sRGB is also completely covered. The monitor is solidly built and a very good choice for color-critical applications in the 24″.

HDMI and DVI are available as ports. A mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable for older Macs is also included (this corresponds to the Thunderbolt 2 port).

If you have a Mac with HDMI and can do without the convenience of the USB-C port, you’ll get a compact one with an extensive color display.

LG 24QP500-B – 24″ QHD HDMI Monitor

  • 2560×1440 Pixels
  • 300 nits
  • 123 ppi
  • Contrast limited

2560×1440 Pixel on 24″.

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The LG is a nice office monitor with a specialty: a resolution of 2560×1440 pixel on a 24″ area.

This makes the display a bit smaller overall (just as big as the display on the 12″ MacBook if you still have a comparison), but also a bit sharper than standard monitors.

If you can handle it (or even prefer it) a great little monitor. If you want to get the most out of the 24″ format but want to enlarge the display again a bit and use the 123 ppi for sharpness you can do that with a small add-on tool for macOS.

A comparable model is the Dell P2421D, which offers the same resolution.

ViewSonic VG2440 – 24″ Full HD HDMI Monitor

  • affordable
  • 250 nits
  • 93 ppi
  • Conventional resolution

1920×1080 pixels on 24″.

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  • QUALITY SCREEN TIME: From big data to beautiful presentations, this 24 inch monitor delivers Full HD (1920x1080p) viewing for any task
  • PRODUCTIVITY & COMFORT: Advanced ergonomics (tilt, swivel, rotate and height) help boost productivity with all-day comfort
  • AMAZING AT ANY ANGLE: A slim bezel IPS panel ensures stunning views no matter your vantage point
  • ENHANCED VIEWING COMFORT: Flicker-Free technology and Blue Light Filter for all-day comfort
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VG2440 supports laptops, PCs, Windows, Android, and Mac OS with HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, and VGA inputs
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, Power Cable, HDMI Cable, USB Type B Uplink Cable, 3.5mm Audio Cable and a Quick Start Guide
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With a limited budget, you still don’t have to buy cheap, but at a reasonable price. The ViewSonic offers Full HD resolution on 24″ and even built-in speakers for around 150 Euros.

Of course, you have to do without USB-C, but you can still connect everything with DisplayPort and HDMI. Older equipment can even be connected via D-Sub.

In addition, the device is height-adjustable and also looks contemporary from the front. So, if the budget does not allow for more, you will get a fair offer with the VG2440, which you will manage well in everyday use.

Monitor as hub: Thunderbolt vs. USB-C vs. 2x USB

Many Macs, like the MacBook Air or Mac mini, are being equipped by Apple with fewer and fewer ports. But even on devices with multiple ports, like the current MacBook Pros, you may still want to connect just one cable to the monitor when you get home from your road trip.

Many monitors offer built-in hubs that provide downstream ports, which are ports that you can use to connect other devices (the Mac goes to the upstream port). Depending on the features and price level of the monitor, there are Thunderbolt, USB-C or even multiple USB upstream ports. We’ll tell you what the difference is and which devices you can then usefully connect.

Good displays for the Mac mini

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The Dell is a very inexpensive monitor that offers good picture quality and reliability and does without further extras like a USB hub or USB-C port. A good standard choice for the Mac mini.
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The LG offers a great panel with up to 600 nits of brightness and a very practical and multi-adjustable desk mount.

It also offers USB-C connectivity. Very handy when you also want to connect the MacBook.

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A very good choice for the 32″ format if your budget is very limited is this Samsung. You get a big picture in high 4K resolution and ok design. If you need a lot of screen estate for your work but are on the beginning of your career, this one won’t disappoint.

With the combination of a Mac mini and a 4K monitor you get high resolution and at the same time high flexibility for your field of application. We have selected according to these criteria:

  • high 4K resolution
  • at least one HDMI port
  • fair price
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One of the most affordable office monitors, but not cheap. It even has multiple inputs and built-in speakers, as well as height adjustment. If the budget is small, not a bad choice.
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The BenQ gives you accurate colors and even a USB-C port with 65 watts of charging power. Swap resolution for color calibration and modern connectivity? The BenQ is your choice.
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The budget is less than a thousand euros, but it should still be something special? LG has simply packed two 27″ screens on top of each other into one panel: Space without end and USB-C connectivity.
In addition, there is a very flexible mounting arm that allows ergonomic alignment.

If you’re satisfied with conventional resolution, you can take advantage of several benefits: extremely affordable office monitors, true-color monitors where budget goes into calibration, and innovative formats that can boost your productivity.

The price range is extremely wide. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, just take a look at the complete overview above.

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The iiyama offers a flat widescreen format with HDMI and Display Port connection. a good choice if you want to use the widescreen format but don’t want to spend too much.
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The Samsung is one of the most affordable Thunderbolt monitors that also offer WQHD (3,440×1,440 pixels) resolution. A bit under the radar, it is a technically great monitor that goes well with the Mac mini and is not too expensive.
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If you like flat widescreens and also want the highest possible resolution, this LG is your choice. It maxes out the technically possible bandwidth for this kind of displays and is the choice for everyone not liking curved displays.

The widescreen format is convenient if you have to work with several documents at the same time. We show you models with around 110 ppi pixel density. This saves you from scaling in macOS and keeps the price in check – unless you reach for the top shelf.

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Apple Pro XDR 6K and Studio Display 5K as a Thunderbolt Dock

A monitor with a Thunderbolt hub has the advantage of having the most bandwidth available for data transfer. Diese wird zwischen dem Videosignal und den anderen Daten aufgeteilt. The higher the resolution, the more data is used for the video signal and the less bandwidth is left for the other ports.

With Apple’s monitors, both with Thunderbolt connection, the following ports therefore remain:

  • Pro XDR: 6K video signal > 3 USB-C ports with USB 2.0 speed
  • Studio Display: 5K video signal > 3 USB-C ports with USB 3.2 speed

So you can clearly see that a 6K video signal needs almost the entire bandwidth for the video signal. The USB 2.0 ports can then be used for a webcam, an input device or a network adapter if you only want to use it to access the Internet and your line is not faster than about 200-300 Mbit/s (which corresponds to the theoretical maximum of USB 2.0 of about 40 MB/s).

The studio display still has a bit more bandwidth left, and here you can also connect a USB-C SSD that manages up to 10 Gbit/s. So it still makes sense to use it as a dock for external data storage. An Ethernet adapter that connects the display and Mac to the home network at 2.5 Gibt/s or more is also possible with this.

4K Monitors as Thunderbolt Dock

4K monitors, no matter if in 27″ or 32″ (the resolution remains the same) need less bandwidth for the video signal due to the lower resolution, so that more is left for data. Thus, they often also offer another Thunderbolt port, to which you can connect fast SSDs or other data storage devices. Or even more monitors. In addition, there are often multiple USB ports (5 Gbit/s for USB-A, 10 Gbit/s for USB-C) that do not compete for bandwidth.

Monitors with Thunderbolt ports and corresponding additional outputs are usually a bit more expensive, but they save you from having another hub on your desk, which costs money again and can sometimes be another source of errors. Before buying, it’s best to make a list of devices you’d like to connect and then see what ports you need. You can connect a Thunderbolt SSD, a 2.5 Gbit/s adapter and audio interface to a good Thunderbolt monitor, as well as an HDMI capture stick, 2-factor USB stick, hard drive and webcam via a simple additional small hub and connect the whole ensemble to the MacBook with one cable.

Good displays for MacBook Pro and Air

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If you have a small budget, you have to buy fair priced, not cheap. The iiyama looks a bit boring, but it offers a great picture, USB-C connectivity and an integrated hub with network. However, you will have to do without 4K resolution.
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If you do not have too high demands on the panel, then the BenQ with 4K in 32″ is a good choice. High resolution, a lot of surface area, reasonable price, USB-C connection. It should be obvious that you have to make some compromises in terms of viewing angles.
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The Asus ProArt is a good choice if you want high color fidelity and many ports. In return, the monitor has conventional 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. However, the Asus is a very good choice if you prefer the other features.

If you set priorities, you will reach your goal even with a small budget for your application scenario.

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The Dell offers a pleasant picture and a variety of video inputs. In addition, there is a comprehensive USB hub incl. Ethernet port. However, check whether your hardware combination runs via USB-C beforehand.
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The Viewsonic brings you great color fidelity in 4K resolution. In addition, good speakers and a practical hub. Not only recommended for photographers.
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The Benq also convinces with precise colors. Due to the 1440p resolution, the price remains within reason and you get a metal stand and pleasant widescreen.

Good connectivity, good panel, a bit more screen width. If you want a bit more, you have to pay a bit more.

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EIZO FlexScan EV2785 27" Professional IPS LCD Monitor 3840x2160 EV2785FX-BK
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One of the most pleasant office monitors is and remains the Eizo. The 27″ format is just about affordable and your eyes will thank you if you do a lot of spreadsheet or CAD work.
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Those who can afford it will not only find a very good monitor with a great panel in the BenQ, but also a complete Thunderbolt dock. Thus, you can really cover everything with one cable. The ideal complement to the MacBook Pro.

– New LG coming soon –

The high-quality displays have a nice design, top picture and good hub functions. Since they bundle a lot of good features, the price naturally increases.

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4K USB-C monitors as USB hub

You find this dock or hub function quite handy, but do not have so many devices and also not so high budget? Then USB-C monitors with a few USB ports might be enough for you. Since the 4K resolution needs almost the entire bandwidth for USB-C connectivity, only USB 2.0 speed remains for existing ports – a similar situation as with the Pro XDR. Even though some manufacturers claim USB 3.1 here, don’t believe it: It only applies when bandwidth is freed up and the video signal only transmits 4K in 30 hertz. And you don’t want that.

But the USB 2.0 ports can be sufficient for many application scenarios: wired mouse or keyboard, webcam, TV stick, backup hard drive running in the background, USB sticks for small data exchange, printer, etc. In short: for those devices that don’t really transfer much data or where it more or less doesn’t matter in everyday life, like the mechanical backup disk that you don’t care about after initial setup anyway.

4K USB-C monitors with two upstream ports

Maybe you want the benefits of both worlds now: the cheaper price of a USB-C monitor without Thunderbolt but still the fast speed of a USB-C port that doesn’t need to carry a video signal. This is possible with a compromise: connecting a second cable. Thus, the 4K video signal gets its own USB-C cable and also the integrated USB hub. The latter then usually provides three or four USB ports and sometimes also a network jack. Because the entire bandwidth is available for the USB ports, you get fast ports at a low price and save another device on the desk.

For mobile computers this is of course not ideal, but for stationary computers like the Mac mini or Mac Studio it is. Here, many devices can be connected directly to the monitor and the really power-hungry ones additionally to the devices themselves (although with M1 Macs, the USB devices sometimes run faster via hubs than directly on the Mac, so try it out). The two-cable solution leads to a lower price, good performance at the USB ports and hides the separate hub in the monitor, so to speak. You just need to hide the second cable well behind the desk.

Good displays for the Mac Studio

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The Pro XDR is your only choice if you want full Retina resolution in the 32″ format. If your budget is big enough go for it. The Apple Display also offers a very good brightness also an excellent design.
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If you’re an Eizo fan because of the pleasing picture, then this is the appropriate model in 32″. Eizo has equipped it with a USB-C port, so it can be connected to any modern Mac. The picture is very homogeneous. However, you should ignore the speakers.
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The LG is special because it comes with an OLED display. This offers enormous contrast and great colors. It costs only a fraction of the Pro XDR, but it still has its own advantages. If you want to give OLED a chance, this is your only option.

32″ size at 4K resolution results in 140 ppi pixel density: If you do not sit super close to the display, this is a very comfortable size to work with.

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EIZO ColorEdge CS2740-4K-BK 27'' UHD Color Accurate Professional Monitor (3840x2160)
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4K on 27″ results in a high pixel density (163 ppi). In addition, the Eizo offers almost complete coverage of the Adobe RGB color space. A dream for graphic designers. In addition, there is USB-C with 60 watts and a built-in hub.
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The Viewsonic is great if you work in the sRGB color space. This is completely covered with a Delta E < 2. Furthermore, there is a five-year replacement service, so it is a safe investment.
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Those who need more horizontal space can take the big brother of the Viewsonic in 38 inches. It offers an excellent display on a large panel. It comes with a practical USB hub and an elegant design.

Displays that are very color-accurate cost correspondingly more due to the complex calibration. We have listed three very good models for you here.

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You have a special wish, namely a small office monitor, but in Retina resolution? Then the small LG Ultrafine is your choice. Small format, but without having to sacrifice image quality.
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The LG offers you the 140 ppi of a 4K monitor in widescreen format. A lot of screen space, great colors, flat widescreen.
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The Dell is the ultimate right now. About one meter wide, it shows what is currently possible. High resolution, great format, contemporary design and Thunderbolt hub. The alternative to the Pro XDR if you have other priorities.

High resolution, wide format and a Thunderbolt hub? Office luxury is not only pleasant, but also practical.

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