The Best USB-C Monitors For Macbook Pro And Windows Laptops (2024 Reviews)

Looking for a USB-C monitor with DisplayPort Alternate Mode and enough Power Delivery watts to charge your laptop? Check out the best models currently available ranging from the budget series to the high-end displays.

Having a USB-C monitor connected to a compatible device allows you to transfer video, audio and data simultaneously, while also charging your device with just one cable.

However, not all monitors with a USB-C port can charge a power-hungry device such as a laptop — only those that support USB PD (Power Delivery) with proper wattage can!

So, for your convenience, we’ve compiled a guide with only the best USB-C monitors that support USB PD of at least 60W.

We also have a dedicated best USB-C gaming monitor guide with 100Hz+ displays.

TypeMonitorSizeResolutionRefresh RatePanelPower
Delivery
KVM
Best Budget USB-C Monitors24”1920x1080100HzIPS65WNo
27”2560x1440100HzIPS65WNo
Best 4K USB-C Monitors27”3840x216060HzIPS90WNo
32”3840x216060HzVA65WNo
32”3840x216060HzIPS60WNo
32”3840x216060HzIPS85WYes
43”3840x216060HzVA65WNo
Best UltraWide
USB-C Monitors
34”3440x144060HzIPS90WYes
38”3840x160075HzIPS90WYes
40”5120x216072HzIPS96WNo
49”5120x144060HzIPS
Black
90WYes
best value

Acer SH272U Ebmiphux

Acer SH272U Ebmiphux
  • USB-C with 65W PD
  • Affordable
best overall

Samsung S27A800UN

Samsung S27A800U Monitor
  • USB-C with 90W PD
  • 4K UHD
  • Wide color gamut
premium pick

LG 34WQ73A

LG 34WQ73A
  • USB-C with 90W PD
  • 3440×1440 at 60Hz

Here’s the deal: USB type C monitors with PD are differentiated by their maximum power delivery capacity. So, check your laptop’s power consumption to ensure that you’re getting a monitor that’ll be able to power it properly.

Moreover, your laptop must support USB Power Delivery, and to get a video signal, your laptop must support either Thunderbolt 3 or DisplayPort Alternate Mode over USB-C.

Lastly, you will also need a proper USB-C to USB-C cable that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode if the USB-C cable that was provided with your laptop or monitor doesn’t.

If that’s the case, look for USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (originally USB 3.0 SuperSpeed – 5 Gbps), USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (originally USB 3.1 – 10 Gbps) or Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) cables depending on the bandwidth/resolution you need.

3A USB-C cables can power a device up to 60W, whereas for over 60W and up to 100W, you will need a 5A cable.

If you’re looking for a portable USB-powered monitor, you can check our best portable monitors guide.

Further, we have a buyer’s guide for the best Thunderbolt 3 and 4 monitors, in case you need something with more bandwidth and/or daisy-chain support.

You can also check our list of all USB-C monitors with PD of at least 45W.

To view our changelogs for this buying guide, you can go to the end of this article.

Best Budget USB-C Monitors

Initially, USB-C was only available in high-end devices. Nowadays, you can find a few affordable USB-C monitors too!

The Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Crisp image quality and vibrant colors
  • VRR up to 100Hz
  • Fully ergonomic stand and rich connectivity options

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)

Image Quality

The Acer SH242Y Ebmihux is the cheapest USB-C monitor that’s capable of at least 65W power delivery yet it also offers an IPS panel with vibrant colors and FreeSync up to 100Hz!

It features a 23.8″ IPS panel with 8-bit color depth via dithering (6-bit + 2-bit FRC), 1920×1080 resolution, 100% sRGB color gamut, a 250-nit peak brightness, a static contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a 5ms response time speed.

Additionally, the Acer SH242Y Ebmihux supports AMD FreeSync up to 100Hz for tear-free gameplay if you have a compatible graphics card within the support 48-100Hz range. VRR works with Radeon GPUs over HDMI, but we weren’t able to test if it works over USB-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode with GeForce GPUs as well.

100Hz offers a noticeable boost in motion clarity as opposed to the standard 60-75Hz displays.

Design & Connectivity

Acer SH242Y Ebmihux Design

You even get full ergonomic support with up to 80mm height adjustment, 90° pivot, +/- 180° swivel. -5°/25° tilt and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility (note that there are only 2 holes for mounting, which should be enough since the screen is lightweight)

Connectivity options include HDMI 1.4, USB-C with DP Alt Mode and 65W Power Delivery, a headphone jack, and two 1W integrated speakers.

Alternatives

  • ASUS VA24ECPSN – offers a fully ergonomic stand with standard VESA mounting, USB hub and RJ45 – but it’s more expensive
  • ASUS VA24DCP – A slightly cheaper model of the VA24ECPSN with USB-C 65W PD, however, it doesn’t have an ergonomic stand, USB ports or an RJ45 port
  • Lenovo L27m-30 – A cheap 27″ 1080p 75Hz IPS monitor with USB-C (75W PD)

The Pros:

  • The most budget-friendly 1440p monitor with USB-C
  • Exceptional image quality
  • Ergonomic stand, extensive connectivity options
  • FreeSync up to 100Hz

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)

Image Quality

Now, the Acer SH272U Ebmiphux is only slightly more expensive than the Acer SH242Y Ebmihux, yet it offers 2560×1440 screen resolution which will provide you with a lot more screen space and details.

The Acer SH272U E monitor is based on an IPS panel with 100Hz, true 8-bit color depth and accurate 99% sRGB color space coverage, and a 250-nit peak brightness.

AMD FreeSync is supported too, allowing you to synchronize the monitor’s refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate within the 48 – 100FPS supported range for tear-free gameplay.

Design & Connectivity

Acer SH272U Ebmiphux Design

The Acer SH272U E has an ergonomic stand with -5°/25° tilt, 360° swivel, 80mm height adjustment and VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include USB-C with DP Alt Mode and 65W PD, HDMI 1.4, a headphone jack and dual 1W integrated speakers.

Alternatives

In truth, there are a lot of good 27″ 1440p displays with USB-C to choose from. Their prices often fluctuate, so it’s difficult to determine which one offers the best value for money.

Here’s a list of all models worth considering. Check out if any of them are on sale or pick according to your design/features preference – and in case you need help picking the best display for you, don’t hesitate to leave us a question below!

Best 4K UHD USB-C Monitors

Got a 4K-capable laptop and want to pair it with a worthy 4K UHD monitor with USB-C? You will find the best models right here!

The Pros:

  • Affordable 4K monitor with USB-C
  • Stunning image quality with accurate colors
  • Plenty of exclusive features including integrated sensors
  • Ergonomic stand and rich connectivity options

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)

Image Quality

The Samsung S27A800UN is the cheapest 4K monitor with USB-C PD of 90W!

It gets better: 4K Ultra HD resolution provides stunning picture quality on this 27″ monitor; with a pixel density of 163 PPI (pixels per inch), you get plenty of screen space and incredible detail clarity.

Other panel-related specifications include a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, a 300-nit peak brightness and 10-bit color depth (8-bit + 2-bit FRC, 1.07 billion colors) with a wide ~135% sRGB gamut size and calibrated sRGB mode.

Moreover, it has a light sensor that adjusts the monitor’s brightness according to ambient lighting.

Design & Connectivity

Samsung S27A800U Monitor Design

In addition to USB-C (DisplayPort 1.2 Alternate Mode, PD up to 90W), you get HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, a headphone jack, dual integrated speakers and two USB 3.0 downstream ports.

There’s also a version of this monitor without built-in speakers, the Samsung S27A800U, but the model with speakers if often cheaper.

The screen of the S27A800UN monitor can be elevated by up to 120mm, pivoted by 90°, swiveled by +/- 30°, tilted by -5°/25° or VESA mounted via the 100x100mm pattern.

Alternatives

  • Samsung S27B804 – A 27″ 4K 60Hz IPS monitor with Thunderbolt 4 input (90W) and output or daisy-chaining; however, it’s unclear whether the monitor supports a wide color gamut or not
  • Philips 279P1 – A 27″ 4K IPS monitor with USB-C (90W PD), an Ethernet port and built-in speakers
  • Acer CB272K – A 27″ 4K IPS monitor with USB-C (90W PD), but no wide color gamut. It has 100% sRGB coverage with Delta E < 1 factory calibration though
  • Dell U2723QE – A 27″ 4K monitor with USB-C (90W PD), RJ45, KVM, professional-grade factory calibration, 98% DCI-P3 gamut and IPS Black technology
  • Innocn 27M2U-D – A 27″ 4K 60Hz IPS monitor with USB-C 65W PD and proper HDR support thanks to its 1152-zone FALD backlight
  • Philips 27E1N8900 – 27″ 4K 60Hz OLED panel with USB-C

The Pros:

  • High contrast ratio
  • Built-in smart features
  • Affordable

The Cons:

  • Tilt-only stand

Image Quality

The Samsung M70B is the cheapest 32″ 4K monitor with 65W Power Delivery.

4K UHD looks incredibly sharp and crisp even on the big 32″ screen of this monitor. As if that’s not enough, the display provides a high 3,000:1 contrast ratio for deep blacks and covers the entire sRGB color space.

It has a peak brightness of 300-nits, which is not much, but should suffice for most users under normal lighting conditions.

The monitor even has built-in smart features, such as streaming apps (Netflix, YouTube, HBO), DeX, AirPlay 2 and the Microsoft 365 suite.

Design & Connectivity

Samsung M70B Monitor Design

The stand of the monitor is tilt-only (-5°/25°), but the screen is VESA mount compatible via the 100x100mm pattern.

Connectivity options include USB-C (DP 1.2 Alt Mode, 65W PD), two HDMI 2.0 ports, WiFi, Bluetooth, three downstream USB 2.0 ports, a headphone jack and integrated speakers.

Alternatives

  • LG 32SQ730S – LG’s smart monitor based on the same panel with WebOS instead of Tizen. It has a height adjustable stand, RJ45 and VRR support, but it can be up to $100 more expensive.
  • Samsung M80C – Based on the same panel as the M70B, but features an ergonomic stand and a built-in webcam. Its price goes up to $700 though.

The Pros:

  • Wide color gamut
  • Accurate colors, wide viewing angles
  • Fully ergonomic design
  • FreeSync up to 60Hz

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)

Image Quality

If you want a 32″ 4K USB-C monitor with an IPS panel for wide viewing angles and/or color-critical work, the LG 32UP83A-W is the most affordable model available.

It’s factory calibrated, has a wide 95% DCI-P3 gamut coverage with an available sRGB mode, and it supports hardware calibration.

Other specifications include a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, a 350-nit peak brightness and 10-bit color depth support via dithering.

AMD FreeSync is supported with a 40-60Hz VRR range and you get LG’s usual feature set, including Black Stabilizer, various picture presets and advanced image adjustment tools.

Dual Controller is available as well; it functions as a KVM switch, allowing you to use the same keyboard and mouse for two PCs connected to the screen. However, at least one PC must use HDMI and both PCs need to be connected to the same network.

Design & Connectivity

LG 32UP83A Monitor Design

The stand of the monitor is sturdy and offers a good range of ergonomics, including up to 110mm height adjustment, -5°/20° tilt, 90° pivot and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility; you cannot swivel to the stand to the left/right.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.4, USB-C (DP 1.4 Alt Mode, 60W PD), two downstream USB 3.0 ports, a headphone jack and dual 5W integrated speakers.

Alternatives

  • Innocn 32C1U – A cheaper 32″ 4K IPS monitor with USB-C 65W PD by Innocn

The Pros:

  • Wide color gamut
  • Uniformity Technology
  • Accurate colors, wide viewing angles
  • Fully ergonomic design, KVM

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)

Image Quality

In case you want a more premium 32″ 4K monitor with USB-C, we recommend the BenQ PD3220U.

It has a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut with dedicated DCI-P3, Display P3, sRGB, Rec.709 and Adobe RGB presets and excellent Delta E < 2 factory calibration.

Moreover, it supports BenQ Uniformity Technology in the sRGB and Display P3 modes for exceptional brightness and color temperature screen uniformity.

You also get plenty of useful features, such as DualView (side-by-side comparison of two different gamuts), PiP/PbP, DisplayPilot software, integrated KVM functionality and more.

Be sure to check out our full BenQ PD3220U review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

BenQ PD3220U Monitor Design

The stand of the monitor is robust and versatile with up to 150mm height adjustment, 90° clockwise pivot, -5°/20° tilt, +/- 30° swivel and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, Thunderbolt 3 (DP Alt Mode, 85W PD), Thunderbolt 3 output, a USB 3.0 hub (1 upstream + 3 downstream), a headphone jack, dual 2W built-in speakers and a USB-C port with data transfer only.

You also get a hotkey puck for quick OSD-related adjustments.

Alternatives

  • BenQ PD3225U – Newer model with an IPS Black panel (2000:1 contrast ratio)
  • Dell U3223QE – A 32″ 4K monitor with USB-C (90W PD), RJ45, KVM, Delta E < 2, 98% DCI-P3 gamut and IPS Black technology
  • Dell U3023E – A 30″ IPS monitor with a 16:10 aspect ratio for extra vertical space (2560×1600). It has 90W PD, Delta E < 2 factory calibration, 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, a USB hub, RJ45 and DP output for daisy chaining
  • Innocn 32Q1U – A 32″ 4K 60Hz OLED monitor with USB-C
  • Dell U3224KB – A 32″ 6K (6144×3456) 60Hz monitor with USB-C

The Pros:

  • High contrast ratio
  • Built-in smart features
  • Affordable

The Cons:

  • BGR sub-pixel layout

About The Monitor

Want an even larger 4K monitor? The 43″ Samsung 43AM70 is just what you need!

Image Quality

4K resolution looks crisp even on 43″ sized screens! You get a pixel density of 103 PPI, so text will be sharp and you get plenty of screen real estate!

The pixel density is identical to that of a 22″ 1080p monitor. In fact, the 43AM70 is equivalent to four 22″ 1080p monitors in a 2×2 setup.

Moreover, the monitor is based on a VA panel, so you get a high 5,000:1 contrast ratio, a 300-nit peak brightness and 178° wide viewing angles.

You get the same smart features as with the previously-mentioned 32″ M7 model.

Now, just like all 43″ monitors, the 43″ Samsung M7 has a BGR subpixel layout, so text will appear somewhat fringy until you set up ClearType properly. Even then, text won’t be quite as crisp as that of an RGB sub-pixel monitor, but if you apply some scaling, the issue is almost completely gone.

Related:RGB vs BGR Subpixel Layout – What Is The Difference?

Design & Connectivity

Samsung 43AM70 Monitor Design

The stand of the monitor is tilt-only (-5°/20°), but it’s VESA mount compatible via the 200x200mm pattern.

Connectivity options include USB-C (DP 1.2 Alt Mode, 65W PD), two HDMI 2.0 ports, three USB 2.0 downstream ports, WiFi, Bluetooth and integrated speakers.

Alternatives

If you need a 43″ monitor for color-critical work, check out the following models, though they’re considerably more expensive and also use a BGR subpixel layout.

Best UltraWide USB-C Monitors

UltraWide monitors offer extra horizontal workspace, which provides a more immersive viewing experience and increases productivity as you get more screen real estate for your spreadsheets and other applications.

The Pros:

  • Accurate and vibrant colors
  • Height-adjustable stand
  • Rich connectivity options, including a USB hub and KVM

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)

Image Quality

The LG 34WQ73A features 3440×1440 UWQHD resolution that results in a pixel density of 110 PPI, which is the perfect screen size/resolution ratio as you get plenty of screen space and details without any scaling necessary.

What’s more, this ultrawide USB-C monitor supports 10-bit color depth and has a 99% sRGB color gamut for accurate and consistent color reproduction.

Design & Connectivity

LG 34WQ73A Monitor Design

The LG 34WQ73A has a subtle screen curvature, while the stand provides height and tilt adjustments as well as VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, USB-C (DP Alt Mode, 90W PD), a headphone jack and a dual-USB 3.0 hub.

Alternatives

If you can afford something a bit pricier, check out the following 3440×1440 IPS displays:

  • LG 34WQ75C – the same monitor, but with included 2x7W speakers and two extra USB 2.0 ports
  • Dell U3423WE – with power delivery up to 90W, wide 98% DCI-P3 gamut, Delta E < 2 factory-calibration, RJ45, built-in KVM switch and an IPS Black panel
  • Dell C3422WE – with 90W PD, KVM, RJ45, built-in speakers, webcam and microphone

Looking for something similar but cheaper?

Check out the Philips 343E2E 34″ 75Hz IPS ultrawide model with a wide color gamut and 65W PD for $320, but lower 2560×1080 resolution or the Innocn 29C1F with a 29″ 2560×1080 75Hz screen.

There are also 40″ 3440×1440 ultrawide displays available – but only with a high refresh rate. Luckily, the MSI MAG401QR model is affordable (~$430), so you might be interested in it even if you don’t need a high refresh rate.

The Pros:

  • Professional-grade color accuracy
  • Wide color gamut
  • FreeSync up to 75Hz
  • Ergonomic design and rich connectivity options, KVM

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)

Image Quality

If you want an even larger ultrawide monitor, we recommend the Acer CB382CUR curved monitor.

It offers a larger screen as well as a higher screen resolution of 3840×1600 (UWQHD+), which allows you to keep the ideal pixel-per-inch ratio of 110 PPI.

Further, the monitor has a wide 95% DCI-P3 gamut coverage for vibrant colors and Delta E < 1 factory calibration for excellent accuracy out of the box.

FreeSync is also supported for tear-free gameplay within the supported 48-75Hz dynamic refresh rate range, and it works with compatible NVIDIA GPUs. In addition to the monitor’s quick response time, wide color gamut and high resolution, you get an enjoyable and immersive gaming experience.

HDR10 support is available as well, but due to the limited 300-nit peak brightness and 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, don’t expect good HDR image quality.

Other supported features include MBR, PiP/PbP, Black Boost, crosshair overlays and dedicated picture modes (including sRGB, Rec709 and DCI-P3 presets).

Design & Connectivity

Acer CB382CUR Design

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.2, USB-C (DisplayPort Alt Mode, 90W PD), two HDMI 2.0 ports, one upstream and four downstream USB 3.0 ports, dual 7W integrated speakers and a headphone jack.

KVM is supported as well, allowing you to display and control two PCs connected to the screen via one set of keyboard/mouse.

The stand is sturdy and versatile with up to 150mm height adjustment, -5°/35° tilt, +/- 180° swivel and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Overall, the Acer CB382CUR offers the best value for the money if you want a 38″ ultrawide monitor for professional/business purposes.

Alternatives

The CB382CUR is by far the most affordable model (can be found for ~$800), while the other two models go for $1,200 – in that price range, you can actually get a high refresh rate model, such as the Acer XB383CURP with USB-C (65W PD), 165Hz and KVM.

The Pros:

  • FreeSync up to 72Hz
  • Wide color gamut
  • High pixel density
  • Quick pixel response time
  • Ergonomic stand, rich connectivity options

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)
  • Expensive

Image Quality

Want a bigger 21:9 ultrawide monitor with an even higher screen resolution? You’re going to love the LG 40WP95C, though it’s quite expensive.

This 40″ ultrawide monitor has a screen resolution of 5120×2160 (also referred to as 5K2K or 2160p ultrawide), which results in a high pixel density of 140 PPI – similar to what you’d find on a 32″ 4K monitor.

In fact, the LG 40WP95C is essentially a 32″ 4K monitor that’s 33% wider!

Further, the monitor has a wide 98% DCI-P3 color gamut with an sRGB emulation mode available, a static contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a peak brightness of 300-nits, which should be sufficient for normal lighting conditions.

Noteworthy features include FreeSync up to 72Hz, Black Stabilizer, PiP/PbP support, advanced image adjustment tools, Black Stabilizer, various picture presets, hardware calibration support, a built-in sensor for optional automatic brightness adjustment and Dual Controller that can function as a KVM switch (requires both PCs to be connected to the same network).

Design & Connectivity

LG 40WP95C Monitor Design

You can adjust the height of the screen by up to 110mm, +/- 15° swivel, -5°/20° tilt and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility. The screen also has a subtle 2500R curvature for added immersion.

Connectivity options include Thunderbolt 4 input (DP 1.4 Alt Mode, 96W PD), Thunderbolt 4 output for daisy-chaining, DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports (limited to 30Hz at 5K2K), a headphone jack, dual 10W built-in speakers and two additional downstream USB 3.0 ports.

Alternatives

Lenovo, Dell and HP offer monitors based on the same panel with slightly different features and pricing. You can check out our full LG 40WP95C review for more information and comparison.

 LG 40WP95CLenovo P40W-20Dell U4021QWHP Z40C
Refresh Rate72Hz75Hz60Hz60Hz
FreeSyncYes (48-72Hz)N/AN/AN/A
Thunderbolt 41x Input 96W PD
1x Output (daisy-chain)
1x Input 96W PD
1x Output (daisy-chain)
N/AN/A
Thunderbolt 3N/AN/A1x Input 90W PD2x Input up to 100W
(165W PD total max)
Display Inputs1x DisplayPort 1.4
2x HDMI 2.0  
1x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0

1x DisplayPort 1.4
2x HDMI 2.0
1x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0
USB Ports2x USB-A4x USB-A
1x USB-B
1x USB-C (27W PD)
4x USB-A
1x USB-B
1x USB-C (15W PD)
4x USB-A
Other1x Headphone Jack
2x 10W Speakers
1x Headphone Jack
1x RJ45
1x Headphone Jack
1x RJ45
2x 9W Speakers
1x RJ45
2x 5W Speakers
1x Built-in Webcam
KVMLG Dual ControllerKVM Switch,
Lenovo eKVM7
KVM SwitchHP Device Bridge
PriceLG 40WP95CLenovo P40W-20Dell U4021QWHP Z40C

The Pros:

  • Accurate, consistent and vibrant colors; high pixel density
  • High contrast ratio
  • Ergonomic design and rich connectivity options, KVM

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)

Image Quality

Interested in a 49″ super-ultrawide monitor?

The Dell U4924DW has a screen resolution of 5120×1440, which makes it equivalent to two 27″ 1440p displays side by side, without the bezels in between.

Having so much horizontal screen space makes this monitor ideal for video editing and multitasking with spreadsheets and other office-related uses.

The screen has a decent 350-nit peak brightness, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio due to its IPS Black panel and a wide 98% DCI-P3 color gamut (Delta E < 2 factory calibration).

Design & Connectivity

Dell U4924DW Design

The stand of the monitor offers up to 120mm height adjustment, -5°/21° tilt, +/- 170° swivel and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility, while the screen has a subtle 3800R for added immersion without distorting the image.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.1 ports, DisplayPort 1.4, USB-C with DP Alt Mode and 90W PD, a USB-C upstream port, two USB-C downstream ports, five USB-A downstream ports, a headphone jack, RJ45 and dual 9W built-in speakers.

All USB ports have 10 Gbps, and there’s a built-in KVM switch and PiP/PbP support.

Alternatives

LG also has a model based on the same panel, the LG 49WL95C, but it doesn’t have as good factory calibration. It does support FreeSync up to 75Hz though and USB-C PD 85W. You should also check out the LG 49WQ95C gaming variant with 144Hz.

There’s also the Dell U4919DW, which is the older model with the basic sRGB color gamut, fewer connectivity options and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio.

If you’re interested in a smaller super-ultrawide display, there’s the LG 45GR75DC with a 45″ 5120×1440 panel and USB-C (90W PD). It has a higher pixel density, but most users find it to be too small (equivalent to two 24.5″ 2560×1440 displays put side by side). It’s also quite expensive.

Conclusion

So, have you decided what USB-C monitor is best for you?

Overall, if you have a limited budget, the Acer SH242Y Ebmihux, the Acer SH272U Ebmiphux and the Samsung S27A800UN offer everything you need for a reasonable price.

In case you want something better, we recommend the LG 34WQ73A due to its excellent price/value, but investing in one of the premium 4K or ultrawide models is also a good idea if you can afford it!

Updates +

  • January 31, 2024:
    – Replaced the ASUS VA24ECPSN with the Acer SH242YE and the Lenovo Q27h-10 with the Acer SH272UE.
  • November 4, 2023:
    – Replaced the Samsung M70A with M70B, the ViewSonic VP3881A with the Acer CB382CUR, and the Dell U4919DW with U4924DW.
  • March 17, 2023:
    – Checked up on the guide to ensure that our picks are still the best options available. Added a few alternatives for the ASUS VA24ECPSN, the Lenovo Q27h-10, the BenQ PD3220U and the LG 34WQ73A.
  • December 9, 2022:
    – This guide now only focuses on USB-C monitors with 60Hz-75Hz. We have a new guide dedicated to USB-C gaming monitors.
  • November 22, 2022:
    – Checked up on the guide to ensure that our picks are still the best options available.
  • October 22, 2022:
    – Replaced the ASUS VA24DCP with the ASUS VA24ECPSN.
  • October 14, 2022:
    – Replaced the LG 34WN80C with the LG 34WQ73A.
  • September 23, 2022:
    – Added the LG 40WP95C and the LG 49WQ95C.
  • May 8, 2022:
    – Added the Samsung S95UA.
  • April 22, 2022:
    – Added the LG 32UP83A.
  • February 8, 2021:
    – Replaced the Acer XV282K with the XB283K.
  • November 25, 2021:
    – Checked up on the guide to ensure that our picks are still the best options available.
  • November 18, 2021:
    – Replaced the Philips 279P1 with Samsung S27A800U; Dell U3219Q with Samsung 32M70A and Dell U4320Q with Samsung 43M70A.
    – Added the Dell U4919DW and the Acer XV272UX, XV282K KV, XB323QK NV, X34GS monitors.
  • August 4, 2021:
    – Replaced the HP E24U with the ASUS PA247CV.
    – Replaced the Philips 346B1C (no longer available) with the Philips 346E2CUAE.
    – Added a separate category for USB-C gaming monitors as well as the Acer XV272UX to the table (a review section will be added soon).
    June 3, 2021:
    – Replaced the Dell P2419HC with the HP E24U.
  • April 30, 2021:
    – Language changes, which makes the guide much more readable
  • April 15, 2021:
    – Added the Dell C3422WE as an alternative to the LG 34WN80C.
  • February 16, 2021:
    – Replaced the Philips 272P7VUBNB with the updated Philips 279P1 model.
    – Added the Dell U4320Q.
  • February 8, 2021:
    – Added the Philips 343E2E 34″ 2560×1080 75Hz IPS ultrawide as a budget alternative to the 3440×1440 models.
  • January 26, 2021:
    – Added the new Philips 346E2CUAE as an alternative for the Philips 346B1C.
  • January 4, 2021:
    – Added the new Dell P2721D and the Dell P3221D as alternatives for the Philips 272P7 and the Lenovo Q27h-10, respectively.
  • December 30, 2020:
    – Replaced the Philips 258B6QUEB with the new Lenovo Q27h-10.
  • December 11, 2020:
    – Added the Acer XV272UX as an alternative gaming monitor with USB-C to the Philips 346B1C.

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Rob Shafer

Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.