5 best 4K USB-C monitors you can buy

5 best 4K USB-C monitors you can buy

You should choose a monitor with a future-proof resolution, especially if you have a USB-C powered laptop like the new MacBook Pro or the HP Specter. Also, it makes sense to invest in a 4K monitor with USB-C port connections. Besides making your connections clean and clutter-free, the right USB-C port ensures that your laptop and monitor stay charged via the same cable. Yes, you read that right.


Best 4K USB C Monitors You Can Buy

Most USB-C powered monitors support Power Delivery. This saves you from having to connect an additional power cable and you can connect your MacBook or Windows laptop directly to the monitor. With the rise of 4K content around the world, everything looks like a visual treat – whether it’s a TV show or a new-age documentary.

So we have compiled the best 4K UHD monitors that feature an IPS panel with USB-C connections. You can have a mix of office work and enjoy multimedia and games with excellent viewing angles.

Here are two accessory lists that you should consider if you are planning on making a power delivery focused gadget installed in your home.

1. LG 32UL950-W

LG 32UL950-W

LG 32UL950-W

The LG 32UL950-W is one of the high-end monitors on this list. This bundles a horde of cool features with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. That means you can connect your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air with another USB-C compatible laptop or phone. That being said, this UltraFine series monitor offers 4K resolution at 60Hz. That means you’re getting a crystal-clear screen that does the price justice perfectly. At the same time, the monitor looks beautiful and has a large number of ports.

Speaking of ports and connections, this one packs a duo of Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-C ports, two standard USB-A ports, and one each of DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 connectors. All of that should be enough, I guess.

And the story does not end there. It provides 60W of power to charge your connected Mac. Plus, you can rotate it 180 degrees to portrait mode if you prefer vertical viewing.

Finally, it reproduces 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The large size means you can multitask with ease, whether it’s normal office work or color sensitive work. Or, if you’re in the mood for light animations, this one will do their best to make them look the best.

2. DELL U2720Q

DELL U2720Q

DELL U2720Q

The DELL U2720Q is another USB-C monitor with a native 4K display. The best part is that this Dell monitor costs a lot less than its LG counterpart above and delivers nice results, especially when it comes to visuals. Colors are precise and on point. So this beautiful movie that you postponed to watch, you can watch it in all its glory in this screen.

It supports the DisplayHDR 400 performance standard for HDR content and that’s a bonus. This monitor can display 99% of the sRGB color gamut and has an accuracy of Delta-E <2. So you can use this monitor for color sensitive correction jobs such as photo or video editing.

As for connections, you will find the usual HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 ports apart from the USB Type-A port and a USB Type-C port. Like its counterpart above, you can directly connect your USB-C laptop to the monitor and take full advantage of USB-C power delivery. The monitor can deliver up to 90W of power and it’s fantastic to charge the new Apple M1 Silicon chip on MacBook Pro as well.

HP Z27

HP Z27

The HP Z27 is another monitor that offers great performance at an affordable price. With its crisp image quality and equally rich, deep colors, you can use it for color-sensitive work as well as for home work. It has high color accuracy and displays 99% of the sRGB color gamut and 75% of the AdobeRGB color gamut.

At the same time, the Z27 is a beautiful and stylish monitor. Users will appreciate its slim and minimalist look, especially the stand. The stand is beautiful and will dramatically enhance the look of your desktop.

The company also provides a fair amount of ports and connections. In addition to the USB-C connection, you will find dual DisplayPort, standard USB Type-A and of course, HDMI 2.0 connections.

However, the Z27 is not perfect and has some limitations. This one doesn’t have HDR capability, and just in case you plan to watch HDR rated movies and TV shows.

4.LG 27UK850

LG 27UK850

LG 27UK850

Another beautiful monitor is the LG 27UK850-W. This one has a nearly bezel-less display, and with the stylish stand, this one will surely add to the beauty of your desktop. That aside, this 27-inch IPS LCD monitor delivers beautiful and vibrant visuals, making it ideal for color-sensitive work. For the record, it can display 99% of the sRGB color space.

On top of that, it has a host of features like low input lag, wide viewing angles, HDCP 2.2, and two HDMI ports.

The two HDMI 2.0 ports mean you can connect it to your gaming console as well. And HDCP 2.2 support translates to seamless streaming of 4K content. Speaking of gaming, this one is also compatible with AMDFree Sync.

Support for FreeSync means you can play casual games on it without stuttering or ghosting.

5. BenQ EW2780U

BenQ EW2780U

BenQ EW2780U

Another versatile monitor with an IPS panel is the BenQ EW2780U on this list. You can rely on it for your office work and play a game or two. For starters, the panel is capable of producing almost accurate colors. Second, it has a 144Hz refresh rate. To top it off, it’s affordable.

Speaking of the screen, this one offers vivid and punchy colors, and the internal HDRi technology further accentuates that. The company refers to this technology as HDR emulation, which uses an ambient light sensor for bump and only the brightness and contrast levels. This is how it promises to make the picture more realistic and real.

Other than that, this one displays 99% of the sRGB color space and 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. Again the connections are pretty decent and the USB-C port supports 60W Power Delivery. Note that it lacks a USB hub, although you will find the means for two HDMI 2.0 ports and a single DisplayPort 1.4.

In short, if you want a monitor that can do it all without burning a hole in your pocket, this monitor is the one for you.

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Last updated on Nov 21, 2020

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