Two screens can be helpful in several situations, especially in business environments. Whether you're working on spreadsheets, comparing code, or working on multiple files, a dual-monitor setup can make things quicker. That's why it makes sense to have an additional monitor for keeping certain programs and apps open in the full screen while working on documents or reports on the other.
The monitors available today have slim bezels to give you an edge-to-edge immersive viewing experience. That plays out well when you place two monitors side-by-side, the bezels in-between won't break the flow.
What makes the deal better is that some business monitors come with VESA holes at the back to mount the monitors. As you may already know, a monitor mount translates into less cable clutter and more flexibility.
If you plan to upgrade your desk with a dual monitor setup, here are our recommendations for the best business monitors. But before that,
The Acer CB242Y is an affordable monitor that will easily let you build a multi-monitor setup without burning a hole in your pocket. It's a standard 24-inch monitor with an FHD resolution. This affordable business monitor has a frameless design which offers an almost edge-to-edge display when you club two displays side-by-side. Furthermore, you get a wide viewing angle of 178-degree which means you can work with no edge distortion of dis-coloration.
For the price, you get a decent picture quality. The IPS panel delivers rich and vibrant colors. If we go by numbers, it can display 72% of the NTSC color gamut. However, the feature that sets it apart from most business monitors is its support for a 75Hz refresh rate.
However, the low pricing means that the company has cut a few corners. The connectivity options are on a smaller scale, and apart from the single HDMI 1.4 port and the VGA port, there aren't many options.
It tries to make up for this feature with its ergonomic design. And the VESA holes at the back let you mount it on a monitor mount to free up space on your desk.
Another affordable business monitor that you can have a peek at is the ViewSonic VA2256-MHD_H2 monitor. Unlike the others in this list, these monitors come in a pair. There's a small catch though. These monitors do not have a stand, and you'll have to mount them via a dual monitor stand. The duo of ViewSonic VA2256-MHD_H2 monitors are simple FHD monitors with an IPS display.
For the price (you get two displays for the price, remember?), the display is pretty decent. The color accuracy is on point, and the wide viewing angles help you see the whole picture sans any distortion or color shift.
Connection-wise, you get a pretty decent range. The company has equipped the monitors with both DisplayPort and HDMI ports. And if you have an old PC, these Viewsonic displays also support VGA inputs.
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3. Lenovo ThinkVision P32u-10 IPS Monitor
Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (IPS) |Size: 32-inch| Refresh rate: 80Hz
Ports: 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x Thunderbolt 3.0, 1 x 3.5 mm Audio
If you are willing to go a little up the price ladder, the frameless Lenovo ThinkVision P32u-10 IPS monitor makes for a good pick for a dual monitor setup. Apart from the 'almost' bezel-less frame, you get your hands on a high-resolution 4K screen known for delivering accurate colors. This ThinkVision monitor packs many exciting features, and the Thunderbolt 3 connection is one of them.
It's the latter that makes it apt for a dual monitor rig since it supports daisy-chaining. If you must know, daisy-chaining or (MST) feature lets you can connect two or more monitors via the monitor's display output port (in this case, Thunderbolt port) instead of connecting it to your computer. This arrangement makes it easier to configure dual-monitor setups and also results in less cable clutter.
Apart from that, the ThinkVision P32u-10 delivers excellent colors. As noted earlier, the colors are rich and accurate. It boasts of covering 99.5% of the Adobe RGB color space. Wide viewing angles further accompany the vibrant display. So even if you have two monitors side-by-side, you will get an immersive display.
It has excellent flexibility, and the stand makes it possible to rotate, swivel or adjust the height.
The HP E24d G4 monitor might not have the 4K resolution like the one above. It brings an interesting ensemble of connection ports, making it an apt choice for a multimonitor setup. For instance, the DisplayPort connection lets you daisy-chain two or monitors. This ensures that you have fewer cables to deal with. Secondly, there's the option of a KVM switch. Using this switch, you can connect the monitor to two CPUs and switch seamlessly between both systems.
The HP E24d G4 is a USB-C monitor (see 5 best budget USB-C monitors) and delivers up to 100W of power to compatible laptops. The E24d G4 may not have the color accuracy as the Lenovo laptop above but covers around 72% of the NTSC color space.
It ranks well from the ergonomic point of view as well. For instance, the stand allows you to tilt and swivel the monitor, and adjust the height as per your convenience. And if you are up for it, you can also rotate it fully to portrait mode. Plus, the VESA holes (100mm) at the back ensure that you can prop it up on a monitor mount without any issues.
Long story short, if your work doesn't involve color-critical work, the exciting array of features and the somewhat reasonable pricing (and good looks) makes the HP E24d G4 monitor worth considering.
If you are looking for a 4K monitor for long-term use, the BenQ PD3200U monitor will fit your requirements the best. For one, this beefy monitor has a solid build that is designed to stand the test of time. Secondly, it bundles a flawless display that delivers accurate colors.
In fact, the folks at Toms Hardware believe that the BenQ monitor is one of the few options that are factory-caliberated for color. Like the one above, you get enough connectivity options. There's a built-in KVM switch that allows you to connect and work on two computers. The best part is that you didn't need to connect a secondary mouse or keyboard. Besides that, it comes with a USB reader as well.
However, the BenQ PD3200U monitor is not flawless. Compared to the other monitors on this list, here the bezels are a little on the thicker side. And you may not get an edge-to-edge display in a multi-monitor setup. Plus, it weighs nearly 30 pounds.
Nevertheless, it delivers a great value-for-money proposition should you be looking at long-term investments. The ample connectivity options and features ensure that the monitor is future-proof and will easily survive another PC upgrade.
6. Dell UltraSharp U2720Q 4K UHD Monitor
Resolution: | Size: 23.8-inch| Refresh rate: 60Hz
Ports: 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x USB Type-C, 2 x USB-A, 1 x 3.5mm Audio
Last but not least, we have the Dell UltraSharp U2720Q 4K monitor. This one ticks all the right boxes. It boasts a sharp and crisp display panel. This 4K monitor offers an array of connectivity ports. The screen offers a 16:9 aspect ratio and makes it convenient to work with multiple windows at the same time.
It has an ergonomic design. In fact, the monitor can be used to switch between 5.1-inches in height, thereby letting you adjust the view as per your preference.
Again, the display is rich and vibrant, courtesy of the 4K IPS panel. It has an accuracy of Delta-E < 2 and can display 99% of the sRGB color gamut, making it ideal for color-sensitive work.
More importantly, the minimal InfinityEdge bezel gives it an edge-to-edge display. Like its counterpart above, you can connect your USB-C laptop to the monitor directly and reap the full advantage of USB-C Power Delivery (up to 90W of power).
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Apart from the monitors above, you can also check out the Asus ProArt PA34VC monitor. This one is a curved 100Hz monitor that boasts WQHD resolution and a diverse array of input connections.
However, the Asus ProArt PA34VC monitor is a premium monitor and is on the expensive side. But should you want flawless performance along with excellent color accuracy, then ProArt PA34VC is definitely worth considering.
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