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The best monitors for MacBook Pro in 2022

Best monitors for MacBook Pro
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Upgrade your laptop's display with the best monitors for MacBook Pro. No matter how stunning MacBook Pro displays are, they still have that one factor that keeps them from being truly amazing – their size. Even a 16-inch MacBook Pro can feel claustrophobic, especially when you're multitasking or in the middle of a very involved creative project.

Yes, laptop screens can do the job fine, and they will serve you well when you’re constantly on the go and have no access to a proper, full-sized monitor. However, they're still no match to a full-sized monitor that allows you more screen real estate to spread out, multitask, and even save time. In addition, it's big enough to stand at eye level without needing a MacBook stand, which should allow your neck to be in its most natural position. 

Investing in one of the best MacBook Pro monitors, therefore, will not only elevate your experience. Your health and your creative workflow will also significantly benefit from it.

To set you off to a great start, we found the most impressive MacBook Pro displays on the market and put them on the list below. Since Apple laptops heavily rely on USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, most of our picks have USB-C connectivity so you won’t have to spring for a dock for MacBook Pro. Of course, since many MacBook Pro users are content creators and designers, a few of them deliver excellent colour coverage, brightness, and contrast ratio as well.

Whatever you need, whether you want the best 4k monitor or a budget 1440p option, you'll find something below to suit you. Some are great for creative professionals with their wide colour gamuts and impeccable accuracy. Others are an affordable way to expand that screen real estate and help you organise your workflow. 

Be sure to sneak a peek at our MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) reviews if you’re considering taking your whole setup to the next level. Mac mini owners should read up on the best monitors for Mac mini as well, if they're looking to upgrade.

The best monitors for MacBook Pro available now

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01. Dell UltraSharp U2720Q

The best monitor for MacBook Pro overall, with 4K resolution and great colours

Specifications

Size: 27in
Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160
Connections: DisplayPort, HDMI, 3x USB-A, 1x USB-C downstream, 1x USB-C upstream
Brightness (typical): 350 cd/m2

Reasons to buy

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Crisp 4K images
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Excellent connectivity
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Strong colours

Reasons to avoid

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Contrast could be better

You might not turn any heads with the Dell UltraSharp U2720Q on your desk. At least, while it’s off. But, as soon as you power it up, you’ll see why it’s so highly rated. Its 4K resolution and excellent colour coverage – specifically 95% DCI-P3, 99.9% sRGB, and 99% REC 709 – means that images look sharp, vibrant, and, just as importantly, natural. And, that 27-inch panel means that you’ll have plenty of extra screen real estate without having to sacrifice too much desk space to get it. And, with an ergonomic stand that can swivel, pivot, and tilt, as well as adjust vertically, it’s easy to set it up just the way you like. 

Of course, none of that would matter if it didn’t come with that all-important USB-C port. It can charge your MacBook Pro even when running at full steam, thanks to its 100W power delivery. Additionally, its included USB hub will let you have a more permanent setup where you can easily connect and disconnect your Apple laptop with just one connection.

Of course, it’s not a perfect monitor. Creative professionals, in particular, will be frustrated with its brightness, which is just average. However, if that’s not a concern, you won’t find a better all-around display for MacBook Pros on the market.

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02. ASUS ProArt PA278CV

The best affordable, accurate monitor for MacBook Pro

Specifications

Size: 27in
Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Connections: 1x USB-C, 2x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI, USB hub, earphone jack
Brightness (maximum): 350 cd/m2

Reasons to buy

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Excellent accuracy
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Lots of features
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100% sRGB

Reasons to avoid

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Average contrast ratio

You don’t have to empty your bank account to get a monitor that can satisfy the needs of a creative professional. The ASUS ProArt PA278CV may not reach quite the heights of some of the other creator-oriented displays on this list, but it comes close while setting you back much, much less. Add in some excellent features, and you’re looking at quite an impressive monitor.

Between its 100% sRGB and Rec.709 support, colour accuracy of Delta E < 2, and out-of-the-box calibration, you’ll be hard-pressed to find fault with its immaculate screen. It also allows for easy colour adjustments, from switching between various colour gamut modes to fine-tuning all sorts of parameters to get the screen looking the way you want. And, a fast 75Hz refresh rate and speedy response time mean that you'll have no trouble with motion blur when working on a video.

You are sacrificing UHD resolution for that more affordable price tag. But, if you’re willing to work in 1440p instead of 4K, the USB-C connectivity with 65W power delivery and USB 3.0 hub more than makes up for it with that single cable connection. It also comes with an ergonomic stand and a smaller desk footprint, ideal for cramped workspaces.

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03. ViewSonic VP3268a-4K

Great monitor for Rec. 709 colour space editing workloads

Specifications

Screen size: 32in
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Connections: 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x USB-C
Brightness: 350 nits

Reasons to buy

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Good factory calibration
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Great productivity and content creation features

Reasons to avoid

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No HDR support

Rec. 709 is still a widely-used colour space, especially among colourists and post-production editors developing broadcast and online content. Luckily, monitors like the ViewSonic VP3268a-4K allow them to work in that space without having to shell out a lot of money. This has disappointing AdobeRGB and DCI-P3 colour gamuts, but its 100% Rec. 709 and 100% sRGB colour coverage make it an ideal choice for those aforementioned professionals. That’s not to mention its high colour accuracy and Pantone validation.

Not to be confused with the ViewSonic VP3268-4K, which is its predecessor, this monitor comes with one key upgrade for MacBook Pro users – a USB-C port for video input. Other things to love here are its 350 nits of brightness and good factory calibration. The contrast ratio might be average and there’s no HDR support, but none of those are deal-breakers, especially for creatives who are only starting out and don’t want to spend more than $1,000/£1,000 on a monitor.

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04. Dell UltraSharp U4021QW

The best big screen monitor for multitasking MacBook Pro users

Specifications

Size: 39.7 inches
Resolution: 4K (5K2K)
Connections: 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x Thunderbolt 3 PD 90W, 1x USB Type-B Upstream, 1x USB-C Downstream, 1x 4x USB-A ports, 1x USB-A with 2A charging
Brightness (max): 300 nits

Reasons to buy

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Picture quality is stunning
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More ports than you’ll ever need
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Tons of features for multi-taskers

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive

Sometimes, the best workflows are those in which you can spread out, and that’s what this almost 40-inch 4K monitor offers: space. Regardless of whether you simply like to stream Netflix while working or you need all that screen real estate for a more seamless creative process when video editing, the Dell UltraSharp U4021QW delivers it for you. In 4K no less. 

If you are a content creator, you’ll also be glad to know that this pick for the best monitors for MacBook Pro boasts 100% sRGB, 100% Rec. 709, and 98% DCI-P3 colour coverage. This display not only comes with gorgeous picture quality, but it does so with accurate and outstanding colours, which makes it even more ideal for photo editing, cinematic colour grading, and graphics design.

Of course, it’s a boon to multi-taskers as well, especially those dealing with massive spreadsheets or several different apps on a daily basis. And, its picture-in-picture, picture-by-picture, and KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) features will let such users connect two separate laptops or computers and view them on a single screen without switching peripherals.  After work entertainment? Its 9W speakers should work nicely in a pinch. 

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05. BenQ SW321C PhotoVue

The best MacBook monitor for photographers

Specifications

Screen size: 32-inch
Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160
Connections: SD card reader, 2x HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, USB-C PD 60W, USB Type-B Upstream, 2x USB 3.1 downstream
Brightness: 250 cd/m2

Reasons to buy

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Improved brightness and colour uniformity
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USB-C connectivity
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Hardware calibration with 16-bit LUT precision

Reasons to avoid

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Main connection bay is hard to reach
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‘Paper Color Sync’ needs refining to be truly useful

Apple's laptops are perennially popular with photographers, and if you're looking for the best monitor to edit photos on, the BenQ SW321C PhotoVue is it. After all, as one of the monitors from the brand's photography monitor line, it is specifically designed with these creatives in mind. Its feature set, therefore, is tailor-made for them. 

We're still in the process of testing this monitor, but we don't need to go in-depth to know that if you're a photographer who works on a MacBook Pro, this is the best monitor you can buy right now. The wide colour gamut of 99% Adobe RGB and 95% DCI-P3, for one, is essential for photographers. As is its capability to be calibrated to mimic the kind of paper you're planning on using for your prints. It's also compatible with HDR10 and HLG formats for your HDR work.

At this point, the other marquee features are just icing on the cake. Still, they are worth mentioning. The huge 32-inch screen and 4K resolution let you really get deep into detail – this thing really shows off any kind of creative work in all its glory. And, the included Hotkey Puck G2 and Shaded Hood are there to help you keep the focus on your creative process.

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06. BenQ EX3501R

The best cheaper ultrawide monitor for MacBook Pro

Specifications

Size: 35 inches
Resolution: 3440x1440
Connections: USB-C, 2x HDMI, DisplayPort, 2x USB-A
Brightness (typical): 300 cd/m2

Reasons to buy

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Great for multitasking
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Good range of connections

Reasons to avoid

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Not the brightest
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May just be too wide for some

Ultrawide monitors are becoming more and more popular for work because they can basically be dual-monitor setups, but take up less space – great in this growing era of home offices. 

This display is 35 inches diagonally, but don't be afraid that it's the size of a TV – it's a pretty standard monitor height, it’s just wider. The resolution of 3440x1400 gives you much more space for keeping more tool palettes visible (or reference material, or email, or video conferencing, or anything else you need) right alongside your creative apps. 

100% sRGB coverage means you can see colours just how you need them, and there’s even HDR support (though, again, the brightness is too low for meaningful use of it for video work). It also supports up to 100Hz refresh rates, so digital artists looking for minimal lag will find a friend here (or it doubles nicely as a gaming display).

Man using the Eizo ColorEdge CG319X, one of the best monitors for MacBook Pro

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The best MacBook Pro monitor for immaculate accuracy and reproduction

Specifications

Size: 31.1 inches
Resolution: 4096x2160
Connections: 2x DisplayPort, 2x HDMI, 3x USB-A, USB-B
Brightness (typical): 350 cd/m2

Reasons to buy

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Fantastic colour accuracy
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Huge cinema 4K resolution

Reasons to avoid

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Eye-watering price

It turns out that if you want the best of the best monitors for MacBook Pro, you'll need a big ol' budget – who knew? Ah, but it's so worth it. Who doesn't love essential equipment that self-calibrates? 

Our Eizo ColorEdge CG319X review reveals it to be a star performer for high-end colour accurate work. its main draw is its self-calibrating nature. It comes with a built-in sensor, which will run regular checks to ensure what you’re seeing is what you should be seeing. And, that's with no extra effort required from you. 

That's not all; Eizo’s specialist software also helps you choose the colour profile you want to work with. The resolution is also DCI Cinema 4K (4096x2160) on a 31.1-inch screen. This means that you’re not just getting a lot of real estate to work in here, but you're also getting that sweet spot in 4K viewing. It also has HLG HDR support for video compositing and grading, with 10-bit colour support and 98% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RBG coverage. This would be at the top of our list if it weren't for the price and specific features that are overkill for a lot of people.

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08. Asus ProArt PA32UC-K

The best MacBook Pro monitor for HDR video work

Specifications

Size: 32 inches
Resolution: 3840x2160
Connections: 2x Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, 4x HDMI, DisplayPort, 2x USB-A, USB-B
Brightness (max): 1000 cd/m2

Reasons to buy

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HDR1000 rating
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Excellent connectivity

Reasons to avoid

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Costly and may be overkill

When we say this is the best monitor for MacBook Pro video work, we're not claiming that it's the equivalent of a true reference monitor – but if you want to work in HDR and need something more reasonable in price and more desk-friendly, this is exactly what you need. 

This is all about 4K HDR video – 32 inches of 3840x2160 Ultra HD resolution lets you see your work at full quality, and its HDR1000 rating means you can test HDR at a level that matches or exceeds the vast, vast majority of TVs, backed up by 95% DCI-P3 colour support (and 99.5% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB). The really key thing here is its mini-LED full-array backlight – this enables highly localised dimming of the backlight in areas where your footage needs to show dark areas, but should also be good for even colour reproduction for still images.

There are 384 dimming zones, which will still mean a small amount of blooming when light and dark areas are next to each other, but in general enables true high contrast viewing far beyond what anything else in this list can dream of. If you need even more precision, the ASUS ProArt PA32UCX-K is the souped-up version of this, hitting 99% P3 coverage and featuring an astounding 1,152 local dimming zones in the mini-LED backlight.

MSI Modern MD271QP, one of the best monitors for MacBook Pro, on a table next to the MSI PRO DP20Z 5M

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Another budget 1440p MacBook Pro display for creators

Specifications

Size: 27in
Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Connections: 1x HDMI, 1x DP, 1x USB Type-C
Brightness (typical): 250 cd/m2

Reasons to buy

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Decent monitor image quailty
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High colour accuracy

Reasons to avoid

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Poor Adobe RGB / P3 coverage

Many might be surprised that MSI is just as capable of designing excellent creator-focused devices and peripherals as they are making gaming ones, but it's true. The MSI Modern MD271QP is terrific example of that. Much cheaper than all the other options out there, this budget USB-C offering delivers 100% sRGB colour gamut, a 75Hz refresh rate, and a highly articulating stand that lets you tilt, swivel, adjust the height, and even pivot up to 90 degrees when you want to switch to productivity (or if you're a programmer).

Although we have found the Adobe RGB and P3 coverage to be unremarkable during our testing, we also recorded a Delta-E average of 0.49, making it one of the most colour-accurate displays we've ever tested. That's not all; our MSI Modern MD271QP review also reveals that while MSI quotes a peak brightness of 250 nits, we recorded 350 nits with brightness set to 100% – a nice little bonus for productivity and creative professionals.

Really the main thing that holds this back from being an impeccable monitor for MacBook Pros is that its USB-C port doesn't offer power delivery, which means that you do have to keep your laptop plugged in elsewhere. But, if you're on a tight budget because you've spent the rest of your money on a powerful MacBook, you'll gladly make that sacrifice with what you're getting from the Modern MD271QP.

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10. Asus ProArt Display PA148CTV

Best portable monitor for MacBook Pro

Specifications

Size: 14 inches
Resolution: 1920x1080
Connections: 2x USB-C, 1x Micro HDMI
Brightness (typical): 300 nits

Reasons to buy

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Excellent colour coverage
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Intuitive OSD control via ASUS Dial

Reasons to avoid

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Not the cheapest portable monitor

These days, portable monitors are becoming an inevitable part of a MacBook Pro user’s arsenal. They’re small and travel-friendly, keeping you mobile while giving you that extra screen real estate wherever you go. And, for that, the ProArt Display PA148CTV has our vote.

This 14-inch wonder might cost a bit more than you’d be willing to pay for a portable monitor, but trust us when we say that it’s worth the price and more and more than worthy of this list of the best monitors for MacBook Pro. That's especially if you're a content creator with very specific colour coverage needs, as it delivers 100% sRGB and 100% Rec. 709 colour spaces. It's also factory pre-calibrated to provide a Delta E < 2 colour difference and boasts Calman Verified certification.

For a more seamless creative workflow, it also offers professional creatives the Asus ProArt Palette so they can make their own specific display setting tweaks using the Asus Dial built-in, as well as its Control Panel feature, which allows it to function as an editing console.

No expense has been spared in terms of its panel either, which comes with an anti-glare coating so you can work in full sunlight with very minimal colour shifts. 

Is the MacBook Pro compatible with all monitors?

The short answer is yes, mostly. While most MacBook Pros come with a pretty limited port selection, typically a couple of USB-C ports, there are Mac-compatible dongles for just about every type of connectivity. Unfortunately, that does mean you’ll have to invest in an adapter to use those Apple laptops with monitors that don’t have USB-C connectivity. Of course, owners of the most recent 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros won’t have to worry about that since they come with HDMI ports.

With that said, a few monitors have had issues connecting to M1 MacBook Pros sporting the latest macOS. If you’re considering a monitor that doesn’t natively support Thunderbolt / USB-C connectivity, you’ll want to see if others have had software-related issues and if the manufacturer has updated the firmware to address the issue. For full details see our post on how to connect a monitor to MacBook Pro.

How do I choose a monitor for a MacBook Pro?

Though you can use just about any monitor with your MacBook Pro, there are a couple of considerations to consider if you want to make the most of your new display. USB-C connectivity is ideal. Only the newest 14- and 16-inch Macbook Pros come with HDMI ports while all other models are limited to USB-C ports for connecting to external displays. And, while it’s not necessary, most USB-C capable monitors can deliver power via that USB-C cable. If you prefer a one-cable solution, you’ll want to ensure you’re getting enough power from the monitor.

If you’re hoping to do any kind of content creation on your Apple laptop, then having a wide colour gamut coverage is crucial. Look for 97% DCI-P3 or higher. You’ll also want a resolution to match your portable’s. Using a 4K monitor between 24 and 32 inches will provide a viewing experience similar to that of your MacBook Pro’s retina display.

Can a MacBook Pro support a 4K monitor?

MacBook Pros are incredibly powerful for their thin and lightweight design. Not only are they more than capable of driving a 4K monitor, but more recent models can drive even higher resolution displays. The 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, for example, can drive a 6K display at 60Hz while the 14- and 16-inch M1 Pro models can drive two.

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02. MSI Prestige PS341WU

The best ultrawide monitor for MacBook Pro

Specifications

Size: 34in
Resolution: 5,120 x 2,160
Connections: DisplayPort, 2x HDMI, 1x USB-C, 3x USB Type A
Brightness (typical): 450 cd/m2

Reasons to buy

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Excellent colour accuracy and good brightness
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Big canvas, and high resolution

Reasons to avoid

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Too large for some
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No Thunderbolt connectivity

If you’re looking for a much wider screen for your MacBook Pro, then the MSI Prestige PS341WU is for you. It comes with a 21:9 aspect ratio at 4K, meaning that its 5120 x 2160 native resolution will allow you to run UHD video without having to scale down and still have room to access all the editing tools you need at the same time. Even if you’re not planning on doing a lot of video editing, that wide panel will allow you to keep all your apps, tabs, and windows open and accessible for an easier and less cluttered digital work environment. And, for those sporting a dual-monitor setup, the MSI makes for an easy replacement while also occupying less desk space.

Video editing also benefits from the MSI’s colour support, specifically its 98% DCI-P3 and 450-nits of typical brightness, which is also enough to match that of most Apple laptops. And, for those looking for HDR support, this will get you in the door with its Vesa Certified DisplayHDR600.

For a panel this large, you wouldn’t think the ergonomics wouldn’t be all that great, but there’s plenty of adjustability on hand. The one real drawback is that there’s no Thunderbolt 3 or 4 support here. Outside of that, you have just about all the ports you could need, including a USB hub.

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10. LG 38WN95C

The best ultra wide USB-C monitor for creatives

Specifications

USB-C: Yes, 1
Screen size: 38in
Aspect ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 3840 x 1600
Brightness: 450 nits
Response time: 1ms
Viewing angle: 178/178
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Color support: 98% DCI-P3
Weight: 18.3kg

Reasons to buy

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Great P3 colour coverage
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Plenty of features

Reasons to avoid

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Not 4K

With the MSI PS341WU being tough to find, your options for a truly impressive ultrawide USB-C monitor for creative workloads have become considerably limited. Luckily, LG is here to save the day with the LG 38WN95C, a stunning 3840 x 1600 display that gives you plenty of room to spread out and have all your tools handy so you can immerse in your creative process. Content creators will also appreciate its 99% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamuts.

While it isn't a 5K2K display like the PS341WU, it comes with its own strengths including a fast refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast response time of 1ms, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync – all the good stuff esports and non-pro gamers need. A great all-rounder, it also boasts LG's ambient light sensor and an articulating stand, both of which productivity and creative professionals will appreciate. 

Of course, its pixel-per-inch ratio of 110.93 is just the ticket for making those visuals sharp and those texts comfortably readable. Oh, and did we mention its VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification?

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10. LG 38WN95C

The best ultra wide USB-C monitor for creatives

Specifications

USB-C: Yes, 1
Screen size: 38in
Aspect ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 3840 x 1600
Brightness: 450 nits
Response time: 1ms
Viewing angle: 178/178
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Color support: 98% DCI-P3
Weight: 18.3kg

Reasons to buy

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Great P3 colour coverage
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Plenty of features

Reasons to avoid

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Not 4K

With the MSI PS341WU being tough to find, your options for a truly impressive ultrawide USB-C monitor for creative workloads have become considerably limited. Luckily, LG is here to save the day with the LG 38WN95C, a stunning 3840 x 1600 display that gives you plenty of room to spread out and have all your tools handy so you can immerse in your creative process. Content creators will also appreciate its 99% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamuts.

While it isn't a 5K2K display like the PS341WU, it comes with its own strengths including a fast refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast response time of 1ms, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync – all the good stuff esports and non-pro gamers need. A great all-rounder, it also boasts LG's ambient light sensor and an articulating stand, both of which productivity and creative professionals will appreciate. 

Of course, its pixel-per-inch ratio of 110.93 is just the ticket for making those visuals sharp and those texts comfortably readable. Oh, and did we mention its VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification?

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10. LG 38WN95C

The best ultra wide USB-C monitor for creatives

Specifications

USB-C: Yes, 1
Screen size: 38in
Aspect ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 3840 x 1600
Brightness: 450 nits
Response time: 1ms
Viewing angle: 178/178
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Color support: 98% DCI-P3
Weight: 18.3kg

Reasons to buy

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Great P3 colour coverage
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Plenty of features

Reasons to avoid

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Not 4K

With the MSI PS341WU being tough to find, your options for a truly impressive ultrawide USB-C monitor for creative workloads have become considerably limited. Luckily, LG is here to save the day with the LG 38WN95C, a stunning 3840 x 1600 display that gives you plenty of room to spread out and have all your tools handy so you can immerse in your creative process. Content creators will also appreciate its 99% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamuts.

While it isn't a 5K2K display like the PS341WU, it comes with its own strengths including a fast refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast response time of 1ms, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync – all the good stuff esports and non-pro gamers need. A great all-rounder, it also boasts LG's ambient light sensor and an articulating stand, both of which productivity and creative professionals will appreciate. 

Of course, its pixel-per-inch ratio of 110.93 is just the ticket for making those visuals sharp and those texts comfortably readable. Oh, and did we mention its VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification?

Product shot of LG 38WN95C, one of the best USB-C monitors

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10. LG 38WN95C

The best ultra wide USB-C monitor for creatives

Specifications

USB-C: Yes, 1
Screen size: 38in
Aspect ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 3840 x 1600
Brightness: 450 nits
Response time: 1ms
Viewing angle: 178/178
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Color support: 98% DCI-P3
Weight: 18.3kg

Reasons to buy

+
Great P3 colour coverage
+
Plenty of features

Reasons to avoid

-
Not 4K

With the MSI PS341WU being tough to find, your options for a truly impressive ultrawide USB-C monitor for creative workloads have become considerably limited. Luckily, LG is here to save the day with the LG 38WN95C, a stunning 3840 x 1600 display that gives you plenty of room to spread out and have all your tools handy so you can immerse in your creative process. Content creators will also appreciate its 99% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamuts.

While it isn't a 5K2K display like the PS341WU, it comes with its own strengths including a fast refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast response time of 1ms, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync – all the good stuff esports and non-pro gamers need. A great all-rounder, it also boasts LG's ambient light sensor and an articulating stand, both of which productivity and creative professionals will appreciate. 

Of course, its pixel-per-inch ratio of 110.93 is just the ticket for making those visuals sharp and those texts comfortably readable. Oh, and did we mention its VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification?

Product shot of LG 38WN95C, one of the best USB-C monitors

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10. LG 38WN95C

The best ultra wide USB-C monitor for creatives

Specifications

USB-C: Yes, 1
Screen size: 38in
Aspect ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 3840 x 1600
Brightness: 450 nits
Response time: 1ms
Viewing angle: 178/178
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Color support: 98% DCI-P3
Weight: 18.3kg

Reasons to buy

+
Great P3 colour coverage
+
Plenty of features

Reasons to avoid

-
Not 4K

With the MSI PS341WU being tough to find, your options for a truly impressive ultrawide USB-C monitor for creative workloads have become considerably limited. Luckily, LG is here to save the day with the LG 38WN95C, a stunning 3840 x 1600 display that gives you plenty of room to spread out and have all your tools handy so you can immerse in your creative process. Content creators will also appreciate its 99% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamuts.

While it isn't a 5K2K display like the PS341WU, it comes with its own strengths including a fast refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast response time of 1ms, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync – all the good stuff esports and non-pro gamers need. A great all-rounder, it also boasts LG's ambient light sensor and an articulating stand, both of which productivity and creative professionals will appreciate. 

Of course, its pixel-per-inch ratio of 110.93 is just the ticket for making those visuals sharp and those texts comfortably readable. Oh, and did we mention its VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification?

Product shot of LG 38WN95C, one of the best USB-C monitors

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10. LG 38WN95C

The best ultra wide USB-C monitor for creatives

Specifications

USB-C: Yes, 1
Screen size: 38in
Aspect ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 3840 x 1600
Brightness: 450 nits
Response time: 1ms
Viewing angle: 178/178
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Color support: 98% DCI-P3
Weight: 18.3kg

Reasons to buy

+
Great P3 colour coverage
+
Plenty of features

Reasons to avoid

-
Not 4K

With the MSI PS341WU being tough to find, your options for a truly impressive ultrawide USB-C monitor for creative workloads have become considerably limited. Luckily, LG is here to save the day with the LG 38WN95C, a stunning 3840 x 1600 display that gives you plenty of room to spread out and have all your tools handy so you can immerse in your creative process. Content creators will also appreciate its 99% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamuts.

While it isn't a 5K2K display like the PS341WU, it comes with its own strengths including a fast refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast response time of 1ms, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync – all the good stuff esports and non-pro gamers need. A great all-rounder, it also boasts LG's ambient light sensor and an articulating stand, both of which productivity and creative professionals will appreciate. 

Of course, its pixel-per-inch ratio of 110.93 is just the ticket for making those visuals sharp and those texts comfortably readable. Oh, and did we mention its VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification?

Product shot of LG 38WN95C, one of the best USB-C monitors

(Image credit: LG)

10. LG 38WN95C

The best ultra wide USB-C monitor for creatives

Specifications

USB-C: Yes, 1
Screen size: 38in
Aspect ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 3840 x 1600
Brightness: 450 nits
Response time: 1ms
Viewing angle: 178/178
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Color support: 98% DCI-P3
Weight: 18.3kg

Reasons to buy

+
Great P3 colour coverage
+
Plenty of features

Reasons to avoid

-
Not 4K

With the MSI PS341WU being tough to find, your options for a truly impressive ultrawide USB-C monitor for creative workloads have become considerably limited. Luckily, LG is here to save the day with the LG 38WN95C, a stunning 3840 x 1600 display that gives you plenty of room to spread out and have all your tools handy so you can immerse in your creative process. Content creators will also appreciate its 99% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamuts.

While it isn't a 5K2K display like the PS341WU, it comes with its own strengths including a fast refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast response time of 1ms, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync – all the good stuff esports and non-pro gamers need. A great all-rounder, it also boasts LG's ambient light sensor and an articulating stand, both of which productivity and creative professionals will appreciate. 

Of course, its pixel-per-inch ratio of 110.93 is just the ticket for making those visuals sharp and those texts comfortably readable. Oh, and did we mention its VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification?

Product shot of LG 38WN95C, one of the best USB-C monitors

(Image credit: LG)

10. LG 38WN95C

The best ultra wide USB-C monitor for creatives

Specifications

USB-C: Yes, 1
Screen size: 38in
Aspect ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 3840 x 1600
Brightness: 450 nits
Response time: 1ms
Viewing angle: 178/178
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Color support: 98% DCI-P3
Weight: 18.3kg

Reasons to buy

+
Great P3 colour coverage
+
Plenty of features

Reasons to avoid

-
Not 4K

With the MSI PS341WU being tough to find, your options for a truly impressive ultrawide USB-C monitor for creative workloads have become considerably limited. Luckily, LG is here to save the day with the LG 38WN95C, a stunning 3840 x 1600 display that gives you plenty of room to spread out and have all your tools handy so you can immerse in your creative process. Content creators will also appreciate its 99% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamuts.

While it isn't a 5K2K display like the PS341WU, it comes with its own strengths including a fast refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast response time of 1ms, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync – all the good stuff esports and non-pro gamers need. A great all-rounder, it also boasts LG's ambient light sensor and an articulating stand, both of which productivity and creative professionals will appreciate. 

Of course, its pixel-per-inch ratio of 110.93 is just the ticket for making those visuals sharp and those texts comfortably readable. Oh, and did we mention its VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification?

Matt has been testing technology for over a decade, working in specialist Apple publications as well general technology and creative journalism. By day, you can find him covering TV, audio, smart home gear and more at T3.com, as Home Tech Editor. By night, he's probably updating or pairing or installing some new piece of technology in the quest for the perfect setup.

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