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Best Monitors For Macbooks For This Year

If you own an Apple laptop such as the Macbook Pro or the Macbook Air, then i recommend you get a monitor for it that you can use while you are at the office to make your job a lot easier, because i know that working on a small screen is hard. We reviewed & tested the 5 best monitors for mac in the market for this year. Let’s take a look at them.

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5. LG 32UD99

Best 4k Monitor

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Value
70%

Getting a monitor for your Mac device can be a little daunting, considering that you have to find one suited for the system and that will portray amazing features of the hardware, also it is worth noting that Apple fans have generally unlimited budgets and will splurge for a beautifully designed device. One of the most notable monitors in this list is the LG 27UD88 with its 4K capabilities, HDR support, amazing color gamut, perfect contrast and performance that will deliver joy to everyone for every purpose.

Like most of the high-end LG monitors the 32UD99 as well features a beautiful design with a white back panel and ultra-slim bezels around the screen that delivers a pretty cool and minimalistic look. The base of this monitor has an aluminium build with a satin texture to it that is extremely nice to touch, and the stand has white colour as well to deliver a pleasant look all over it.

On the first impression, the base looked rather weak, however, it did a great job of keeping the 20-pound monitor perfectly stable. On top of that, it has plenty of adjustability features, and you won’t notice any wobble or instability while doing it. However, it lacks a swivel adjustment. On the back, you will find a small clip that will help you with the cable management to keep your desk looking as clean as possible.

The LG 27UD88 is fitted with a 32-inch IPS panel with a 4K resolution of 3840x2160Hz, coupled with a response time of 5ms and a screen refresh rate of 60Hz. In addition to this, it comes with HDR compatibility, by utilizing an IPS module, that ups the contrast ratio to 1300:1. For the backlighting, it uses edge array backlighting to achieve a brightness of 350nits in SDR and 550nits in HDR.

It has plenty of modes that you can play with and with a bit of tweaking you can achieve an amazing image, colour reproduction is adequate and it manages to reproduce 99% of the sRGB colour gamut. The monitor automatically will detect HDR10 sources and with an amazing contrast of 2100:1 in HDR10, it is one of the best in the market.

4. BenQ PD3200U

Best For Designers

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
80%
Value
85%

Mac devices are pretty capable of some nice graphics, and a lot of designers are using these devices for their jobs. The best monitor for designers for Mac users is the BenQ PD3200U, delivering excellent performance that is excellent for videographers, photographers, designers, and even architects as well. It has remarkable design and plenty of features that will help you excel in your design work, an absolute beast.

While the BenQ PD3200U has plenty of excellent qualities that make it an attractive choice, its KVM switch is one of its biggest selling points, that lets you switch between two computers using the same monitor, mouse, keyboard, and headphones. To go along with the clean setup thanks to the KVM feature, this monitor delivers great cable management solution, and it has a lot of connectivity ports including, two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, a Mini DisplayPort, a pair of USB ports, a 3.5mm audio port, and an SD card slot to complete the package. It is also a great option for your console gaming thanks to its 60Hz refresh rate and 4K resolution.

In the recent years, BenQ has made some major improvements to the design of its devices, going with elegant and refined lines, to project a contemporary and minimal design, a perfect design for studios and work desks in general. Despite being such a large device with its 32-inch screen size, the BenQ PD3200U doesn’t take up much desk space. The designers of this product definitely tailored this device for productivity users in mind, a pretty complete and clean package. The stand of the device delivers plenty of adjustability and sturdiness, and overall it has an amazing build quality.

Performance-wise this particular model is a great model, and it is a dream come true for multi-taskers thanks to its 32-inch screen size that allows you to keep multiple windows open while comfortably working on all of them. It is pre-calibrated from the factory, so it doesn’t require much tweaking and calibrating. It is also worth stating its amazing modes that deliver plenty of functionality for a lot of users, depending on their needs.

Combined with its 4K resolution, 99% reproduction of the sRGB colour gamut with perfect accuracy and contrast, this monitor is a dream come true for designers. Definitely one of the best monitors for mac of the year.

3. HP Z27

Best For Office Use

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
85%
Value
95%

If you want a monitor for your Mac device specifically for office use, you can’t go wrong with HPs new Z-series monitor, especially the HP Z27. This capable monitor rocks a gorgeous design, amazing color accuracy, wide range of ports, great viewing angles, 4K resolution and plenty of useful qualities that give its affordable price a tremendous value.

First of all, I have to say that this is one of the most attractively designed monitors in the market. HP has taken some hints from their excellently designed laptops and put them to good use here. it has a metallic black finish, with near-to-none bezels and beautiful look upfront. When you look at its rear, it rocks a beautiful design as well, and there you can spot the HP and Z27 logo that looks amazing.

The initial setup for the device is pretty quick, you just need to attach the pieces as you will spot at the instructions manual. The stand also sports the streamlined and attractive design of the monitor and it delivers plenty of adjustabilities for perfect ergonomics in the office and at home, and on top of that, it is also very stable. Overall the build quality of the product is excellent, and we didn’t expect lesser from HP and their design team.

The HP Z27 is very rich in the connectivity department, equipped with a DisplayPort, a Mini DisplayPort, an HDMI port, an audio jack port, 3 USB ports, and USB Type-C port that will make it a perfect companion for your MacBook.

The 27-inch monitor delivers 4K resolution of 3840x2160p and it is LED-backlit with a refresh rate of 60Hz. In my colour gamut tests, it achieved 74% of the AdobeRGB colour gamut, making it not the optimal choice for creatives and designers. However, the colour accuracy was excellent after some tweaking delivering a Delta-E rating of 1, and a gamma curve of 2.2.

This monitor also supports plenty of display modes, such as the Low Blue Light mode making it perfect for office use, protecting your eyes against the harmful rays. You also have Dynamic Contrast and Black Stretch making things even more interesting and pleasing for viewing.

The best office monitor for Mac users.

2. Dell U3818DW

Best For Multitasking

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

If you want a great multi-tasking monitor for your Mac device, it doesn’t get better than the curved ultra-wide Dell U3818DW. It delivers excellent controls, accurate colour reproduction on top of its wide colour gamut, competitive price, that delivers plenty of value compared to its competitors, 4K resolution and great practicality for productivity minded users. If you are a workaholic and want to finish things fast, the Dell U3818DW.

I have to start this by saying that the Dell U3818DW is beautiful, it has an ultra-wide 38-inch display that has a 2300mm-radius making it perfect for its size and eliminating image-distortion issues that some curved monitors suffer from. Like every monitor that sits in the premium side of the fence, this one as well is fitted with perfect design and quality build.

Its super-slim bezels, besides giving it a great look, allow you to stack two of these side by side if you want to work in that manner, and yes if you have unlimited funds. Looking from the side of it, this monitor has a thickness of 2.2-inches at its thickest point.

On the rear, you will spot a pretty minimal and clean design as well, and there you will also locate the down-firing 9 Watt speakers, that are one of the best I’ve seen in a monitor, and heat management vents up top. The stand and base of the device provide amazing stability to its huge size and surprisingly plenty of adjustability despite its heft.

In the connectivity department, this model has the aforementioned KVM feature that lets you connect two computers to this monitor, with the same peripherals thanks to its wide range of ports, making your desk look cleaner in the process. Speaking about the ports it has two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, a USB Type-C port, and a pair of USB 2.0 ports to complete the package.

The Dell U3818DW is not just a pretty face as it is equipped with a 38-inch LED-backlit panel with 4K resolution and a brightness of 350nits. It also has a contrast ratio of 1000:1 delivering excellent blacks, and a colour reproduction that makes it amazing for watching movies and visuals.

1. LG 27UD88

Best Overall

Our Ratings:

Durability
100%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

The winner of our best monitors for mac roundup is the LG 27UD88. It’s on top of this list for a variety of reasons, but most importantly because it is one of the most versatile monitors in the market and not just for Mac or PCs, it is perfect for consoles and other uses as well. It is not expensive as well, and it delivers plenty for its prices, such as bright display, amazing colors, AMD FreeSync, attractive design, plenty of ports, and many more. Tremendous value for its price.

As every LG device, the LG 27UD88 rocks a very beautiful and streamlined design as well, it has taken several design hints from its high-end TVs to deliver this impressive device. It was pretty slim bezels up top and on the sides and just a band on the bottom housing the LG logo. The designers have done a good job marrying matte-black on the front, white on the back and the silver on the base, very impressive and will fit right into every room design. The stand is not just a pretty face though, delivering great stability and adjustability, including rotating, tilting, swivel and many more.

In terms of ports and connectivity, the device has a lot to offer, with a lineup consisting of two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, and a USB Type-C port making it perfect for Mac users. In the package of the device, you will find white cables for every port, to go along with the design and maintain the clean design that is soothing.

The LG 27UD88 is equipped with a 27-inch IPS panel with 4K resolution and color reproduction of 99 percent in the sRGB color gamut, making it capable of everything. It is also worth mentioning that it pre-calibrated from the factory, so you don’t have to mess with it as it delivers a great image. This monitor is great for creatives as well, thanks to its amazing color accuracy and reproduction, and on top of that it is great for gaming as well thanks to its low response times and 60Hz refresh rate, if you have an AMD graphics unit, things get even better though, as it provides FreeSync for buttery smooth experience.

One of the best monitors in the market, and not just for Mac users, but perfect for them.

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