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The best monitors for working from home

A desk with a laptop and one of the best monitors for working from home
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Finding one of the best monitors for working from home makes a lot of sense if you're regularly clocking in from the sofa or kitchen table. While you may have a work laptop that you can take home with you, it's not a form factor that's brilliantly suited to all-day use, especially if you're working on intricate design tasks. 

Hunching over a laptop for hours on end won't do your posture any good, either, so if you want your home office experience to be easier on your back and your eyes, a well-sized, well-specced monitor is an essential purchase. And while any old 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.

That's where we can help. We've picked out a selection of the best monitors for home office at various sizes and with assorted extra options that may come in useful. 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. Naturally, the best quality costs more, but there are still some good-value monitors for working from home to be had.

Need more choice? If you're after 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. Otherwise read on to discover our pick of the overall best monitors for home office.

The best monitors for working from home in 2022

Product shot of Dell S2722DZ 27” (QHD) Video Conferencing MonitorCB

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01. Dell S2722DZ Video Conferencing Monitor

The best monitor for working from home right now

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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Built-in webcam
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Strong colour performance
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USB-C charging

Reasons to avoid

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Not 4K

If you're after a monitor for working from home, then chances are that you'll want something that can make those inevitable Zoom calls and video conferences nice and straightforward. And if that's your priority, we reckon the Dell S2722DZ is more than up to the job thanks to its 5MP pop-up webcam that you can pop back down again when you don't need it.

It's also a bright and contrasty monitor with solid colour performance, delivering 99% sRGB, and while it's not quite 4K, its QHD display should be enough for work purposes. Another bonus is a 65W USB-C port for keeping your laptop charged, and for comfort it's height-adjustable as well as tilting, swivelling and pivoting. For an all-round WFH solution, this is a tough one to beat. And if a built-in webcam's a must but you want other options, see our guide to the best monitor with webcam.

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02. Asus ZenScreen MB16AC portable monitor

A handy portable monitor for working from home

Specifications

Screen size: 15.6-inch
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Connectivity: USB Type C, USB Type A

Reasons to buy

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Light and portable
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Landscape and portrait orientation
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Good colour performance

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive for its size

If all you really need for working from home is an unobtrusive second screen that you can easily pack away once you've finished for the day, you should be looking for a portable monitor. The best option we've seen is the Asus ZenScreen MB16AC. 

It's slim and lightweight with a 15.6-inch display and will happily switch between landscape and portrait orientation, and to make your life even easier it comes with its own stylus as well as a handy case. Its 1080P display is lovely and sharp with great colour reproduction, and while there are cheaper portable monitors available, none will make you as happy as this one.

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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An impressive monitor with plenty of connections

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.

Huawei MateView

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A large and stylish 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

Product shot of LG 27UL500-W monitor

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05. LG 27UL500-W

A great-value 4K monitor for working from home

Specifications

Screen size: 27-inch
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 4K
Connectivity: HDMI, DisplayPort

Reasons to buy

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Great value
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Good colour performance
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Fast response time

Reasons to avoid

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Short on connections

Finding a reasonably-priced 4K monitor with accurate colour reproduction might seem like a bit of a long shot, but the LG 27UL500-W could do the job for you. It offers 98% srGB coverage as well as coming with its own colour calibration tool, and it's a good-sized 27-incher with a 60Hz refresh rate. 

For the price this is a great monitor for working from home, with some impressive specs including HDR10 compatibility, strong connectivity and even AMD FreeSync, which we found smooth enough for a spot of gaming after clocking off.

Product shot of Dell Ultrasharp U3219Q monitor

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06. Dell Ultrasharp U3219Q

A high-end 4K monitor for top colour accuracy

Specifications

Screen size: 31.5-inch
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 4K
Connectivity: HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C

Reasons to buy

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Amazing colour performance
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Big 4K display
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Quality build

Reasons to avoid

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High-end price

Need the best 4K monitor to go with a high-end laptop? We'd look no further than the Dell Ultrasharp U3219Q. It's a serious 32-inch IPS display with impressive colour accuracy and uniformity; it just falls short of 100% Adobe RGB but gives you full sRGB as well as 95% DCI-P3, making it ideal for any creative who demands top image quality. 

It's not exactly cheap, but you get what you pay for, and on top of the superb colour and contrast you also get fantastic build quality, a matte screen that won't distract you with unwanted reflections, and a super-thin 6mm bezel. Go on, treat yourself.

Product shot of LG 34WN750 UltraWide QHD IPS Monitor

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07. 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.

Product shot of BenQ PD2705Q monitor

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08. BenQ PD2705Q

The perfect home accompaniment for your MacBook Pro

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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Perfect for MacBook Pro
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Excellent colour accuracy
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Useful display modes

Reasons to avoid

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Not 4K

If you usually work with a MacBook Pro and want a monitor that'll go with it perfectly, this 1440P model from BenQ is a solid option. It's aimed squarely at designers and delivers 100% of Adobe RGB, and not only does it have a USB-C connection that's ideal for connecting a MacBook of any stripe, but it also has an 'M Book' mode that matches its output to the MacBook Pro's display, so what you see on the BenQ will be the same as what you'd see on your laptop.

It also boasts 'Pantone Validated' certification as well as offering useful display modes such as Darkroom, CAD/CAM and Animation. It's probably all a bit much for everyday use, but we think this is just the thing for anyone who's tired of hunching over their MacBook but needs a display that comes up to scratch.

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Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.