The best monitors for working from home

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The best monitors for working from home can improve your day-to-day workflow and productivity even when you're not in the office. Working remotely or from home is the new normal, with many professionals switching to a hybrid work situation and a handful of others no longer going into the office. However, that can have its drawbacks as well – especially when you don't have the right tools.

Working from home comes with many benefits, including no longer spending two hours or more of your day commuting to and from the office. But, if you don't have the proper equipment, it can also hinder your productivity and slow down your workflow. 

One of the best ways to avoid those is to invest in an excellent display, one that not only gives you more screen real estate to spread out and multitask better but also improves your work-from-home ergonomics. Hunching over a laptop for hours on end won't do your posture any good, but a well-sized, well-specced monitor can help. 

Of course, the best work-from-home monitor for you depends on your daily tasks and demands. While any basic monitor would do for everyday office and admin work, if you're in a creative job then you need something that packs a little more in the visual department.

We've picked out a selection of the best monitors for home offices for various professionals, from regular office workers to programmers and creative professionals. We've checked they offer great visual quality and colour reproduction so you won't give up in disgust and go back to your MacBook Pro's screen, but we also included some budget options. 

Whether you need the best 4K monitor, the best monitor for photo editing or the best ultrawide monitor for you home office, we've found plenty of models that'll see you right. Take a look at our top picks below.

The best monitors for working from home in 2022

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The Dell P3222QE, one of the best monitors for working from home, on a desk, showing the Creative Bloq website open in an internet browserCB endorsed

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The best work-from-home monitor overall

Specifications

Screen size: 32-inch
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 4K
Connectivity: HDMI, DisplayPort, 4X USB 3.2 Gen 1

Reasons to buy

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Fantastic colour accuracy
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Looks really good

Reasons to avoid

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No HDR
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Poor Adobe RGB

Need plenty of connectivity in your home office? This impressive Dell could set you up with all the ports you need; it's packed with USB ports including 65W USB-C Power Delivery so that you can share your laptop's display while charging, and it even has a RJ45 wired Ethernet connection.

When we reviewed the P3222QE, we found that as well as all its handy ports, it also packed decent image quality. Its 32-inch 4K screen delivers 99% sRGB colour space coverage (although it's not so hot at Adobe RGB), and its IPS screen technology means you'll get accurate colours regardless of your viewing angle. Want to know more? See our full Dell P322QE USB-C Hub Monitor review for complete details, including the results of our lab testing.

Product shot of the HP 24MHCB

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02. HP 24MH

The best cheap monitor for working from home

Specifications

Screen size: 23.8-inch
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: FHD (1920x1080)
Connectivity: HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA

Reasons to buy

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Very, very affordable
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Surprisingly good-looking screen
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Comes with an ergonomic stand

Reasons to avoid

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Display is a bit dim
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Speakers are mediocre

The HP 24MH is a little older, but with its 1080p resolution, 75Hz refresh rate, and ultra-slim design, it's still as relevant today. That's especially amongst work-from-home professionals who do not need anything robust and with fancy features, which makes this monitor's somewhat dim display and mediocre speakers easily forgivable flaws. 

The low blue light technology helps when you've been staring at spreadsheets, documents, and emails all day while the micro-edge display ensures you're still getting that screen real estate without a massive monitor taking over your desk. That's especially if you've got a small setup. It's a clear upgrade from any laptop display, and an incredibly cheap one at that.

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03. Dell UltraSharp U3223QZ

A premium work-from-home monitor with a webcam

Specifications

Screen size: 31.5-inch
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: UHD (3840x2160)
Connectivity: 2x USB-C, HDMI, DisplayPort

Reasons to buy

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Accurate colour modes and excellent image quality
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Comes with Windows Hello-enabled webcam
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Packed with features

Reasons to avoid

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Needs calibration
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Somewhat expensive
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Speakers are lacklustre

The Dell UltraSharp U3223QZ addresses a vital need amongst work-from-home professionals – having a reliable, high-resolution webcam for their business calls and team meetings. This isn't Dell's first monitor with a built-in camera, but it's certainly the best, which is why it'll also set you back a hefty price.

While we haven't fully reviewed it, we have spent a bit of time with this monitor, and its feature-packed webcam is certainly an impressive one, even touting security features so your privacy and a Sony STARVIS CMOS sensor. Of course, at its price of entry, you can expect for the display itself to be impeccable as well, and it is. Not only is its colour coverage more than enough for many creative workflows, but its colour accuracy is exceptional as well.

Huawei MateView

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An excellent 4K monitor for working from home

Specifications

Screen size: 28.2-inch
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Resolution: 3840 x 2560
Connectivity: HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, 2x USB 3.0

Reasons to buy

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Top colour accuracy
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Great styling
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Good price

Reasons to avoid

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Adobe sRGB not brilliant

Fancy a monitor for working from home that's just a little unusual? The Huawei MateView definitely fits that description, with a 3:2 aspect ratio that gives it a distinctly old-school feel (although this does make it the perfect second screen for a Microsoft Surface laptop). We put it though testing when we reviewed it and found the display to be top notch; bright with plenty of contrast, and a respectable Delta-E <2 colour accuracy according to the tests we performed using a DataColor SpyderX Elite calibrator.

This is a good looker, too, with a thin bezel and a striking stand with easily-reachable ports built into it. We're big fans of this one; find out more in our Huawei MateView monitor review

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05. LG 34WN750 UltraWide QHD IPS Monitor

The best ultrawide monitor for working from home

Specifications

Screen size: 34-inch
Aspect ratio: 21:9
Resolution: QHD Wide (3440 x 1440)
Connectivity: HDMI, DisplayPort

Reasons to buy

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Huge ultrawide screen
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Good value

Reasons to avoid

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Not much connectivity
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Flat rather than curved

Working with lots of windows simultaneously? If that describes your typical working setup, an ultrawide monitor can accommodate everything without the need for multiple screens, and we think the LG 34WN750 hits the right balance of features, price and quality.

It's a big, bright 34-inch monitor with HDR10 for punchy colours, and it features both HDMI and DisplayPort connections so you shouldn't have any problems getting your laptop set up with it. The lack of USB-C connection will be a disappointment for MacBook Pro users, but otherwise this a fine choice for anyone who needs a great big slab of screen.

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06. Asus ProArt Display PA148CTV

The best portable monitor for creatives working from home

Specifications

Screen size: 14-inch
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: FHD (1920x1080)
Connectivity: 2x USB-C, Micro HDMI

Reasons to buy

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Very accurate with wide colour coverage
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Multi-touch functionality for Windows

Reasons to avoid

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Build is a little flimsy
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Made to work with PC

Asus is the current king of portable monitors, and the Asus ProArt Display PA148CTV is the perfect example. Having used this 14-inch display for a short time, we are still impressed by its wide colour coverage and excellent DeltaE < 2 colour accuracy, which makes it a great travel-friendly display for photo editing and broadcast video editing.

And, when you're at home or in the office and have access to a larger screen, it can moonlight to access your editing controls thanks to its 10-point touch capability. Meanwhile, the built-in ASUS Dial is compatible Adobe software like Photoshop,  Lightroom Classic, and Premiere Pro to also help simplify your workflow. It costs just as much as many of the budget displays out there, but it's a worthy investment for content creators.

Product shot of the Asus ProArt PA278CV

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07. Asus ProArt PA278CV

The best work-from-home monitor for your MacBook Pro

Specifications

Screen size: 27-inch
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: QHD (2560x1440)
Connectivity: 1x USB-C, HDMI, 2x DisplayPort

Reasons to buy

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USB-C connectivity with power delivery
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Accurate colours

Reasons to avoid

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Somewhat plain design
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HDR is just ok

The Calman-verified Asus ProArt PA278CV is among the best and most colour-accurate monitors on the market. While it is limited to a 1440p resolution, that does help make it surprisingly affordable, which means it's a great value investment for budding content creators and young creative professionals who need an excellent display.

It boasts wide colour coverage as well, with 100% sRGB and 100% Rec. 709 colour gamut, as well as an ergonomic stand so you can stay comfortable in the middle of intense creative workflows. And, since many creative professionals are MacBook Pro users, it comes with USB-C connectivity as well. Finally, if one monitor isn't enough, its daisy-chaining capability allows you to daisy-chain up to four monitors.

Product shot of best programming monitor BenQ EW3280U

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An affordable work-from-home monitor for creative work

Specifications

Screen size: 32-inch
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: UHD (3840x2160)
Connectivity: USB-C, 2x HDMI, DisplayPort

Reasons to buy

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Impressive colour coverage
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High colour accuracy after calibration
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Has features for most needs

Reasons to avoid

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Not big on ergonomics
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Lacklustre speakers
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Poor Adobe RGB coverage

An excellent 4K, 32-inch display still doesn't come cheap these days, but the BenQ EW3280U is does make it more affordable. This media-focused monitor sits right in the mid-range, which is surprising considering that its packed with features. Though made for entertainment, it boasts great colour coverage and a Delta-E of 1.20 (post-calibration during out testing) – enough for creative pros to squeeze in some photo and video editing every now and then. 

Other features include BenQ’s B.I.+ and HDRi sensors, which detect the intensity of your content and current ambient light, different colour modes, and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. As we said in our BenQ EW3280U review, we found the two 2W speakers and a 5W woofer a bit lacking in oomph, but they're still useful if you don't want to invest in external speakers.

Philips 329P1H monitor with webcam product shot

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A large-screen monitor for working from home

Specifications

Screen size: 32-inch
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: UHD (3840x2160)
Connectivity: USB-C, 2x HDMI, DisplayPort

Reasons to buy

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Large and colourful
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Good USB hub
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Reasonable colour accuracy

Reasons to avoid

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Poor speakers
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USB ports hard to reach
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Large stand footprint

Another large-screen 4K offering on this list is the Philips 329P1H, a great MacBook Pro-friendly display that boasts bright, sharp, and vibrant picture quality and comes with useful features such as a USB hub. Its colour coverage, as we found in our Philips 329P1H review, isn't as wide so we wouldn't recommend this to creative professionals and content creators.

However, that screen real estate, punchy colours, and decent brightness make it a great choice for work-from-home professionals who just need enough space to spread out and multi-task. It isn't the cheapest 4K monitor out there, but it is pretty affordable for its size. Want to squeeze in a quick gaming sesh to unwind after a few hours of crunch time? We found it to be a decent gaming monitor as well.

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Los Angeles-based Michelle is a writer and photographer. She regularly writes for TechRadar, Steve's Digicams and Techlicious, and is currently a freelance SEO and Production editor for TechRadar.
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