Gone are the days when you had to settle for a desktop monitor with only HDMI and VGA connectors. Today monitors not only have USB-C hubs built-in, but they also bundle advanced digital interfaces such as Thunderbolt and DisplayPort. And needless to say, monitors with DisplayPort connectors bring several advantages to the table.
DisplayPort monitors are a gamer's delight since it puts behind all the confusion around the different HDMI ports. Secondly, it allows you to daisy chain two monitors with a single DisplayPort cable. This arrangement saves you from the hassle of connecting extra cables, thereby giving you a clutter-free arrangement. Sounds cool, right?
So if you are on the market looking for some quality DisplayPort monitors, we have curated a shortlist of the best ones out there. But first,
If you want a monitor that packs a punch and still manages to look sharp and beautiful, the ASUS Designo Curve MX38VC is the one for you. This is a massive 38-inch monitor, thereby offering a huge real estate space to do your work. The monitor is wide enough for you to open 2-3 windows side by side, thereby upping your productivity. The 2300R curvature means you'll end up with a subtle curve with no distortion. And the IPS panel and the contrast ratio of 1000:1 helps its case.
The above features make it the perfect fit for your home office. Thanks to the support for FreeSync and the high refresh rate, you can also dabble with games from time to time. For those uninitiated, FreeSync is a huge addition if you have AMD GPU for this feature syncs the display's frame rate to your GPU, thereby letting you game with minimal screen stuttering and ghosting.
The ASUS Designo Curve MX38VC packs plenty of quirks. For one, the base of the monitor stand packs a 15W Qi wireless charging. This can serve as a charging pad for your Qi-compatible smartphone or earphones. All you need to do is place the device on the circular pad while you work, and it will do the needful of juicing it up. So yeah, a few cables less.
Another advantage is that the Quad HD display doubles up as the perfect medium to watch 2K and 4K content. And the addition of 10W Harman Kardon speakers adds to the delight.
But at the end of the day, the Designo Curve MX38VC is not 100% perfect. The picture quality leaves a little to be desired, especially considering the premium pricing.
If you do not want to spend $900 on a monitor and yet want a versatile DisplayPort supporting one, you should check the BenQ EX3501R. The multitasking folks will love the wide real estate that the VA panel offers. If you play games casually, then the panel type will get you your money's worth. And if that's not enough, you can also use it to engage in color-sensitive work. This one displays 100% of sRGB and 82% of AdobeRGB and is calibrated out-of-the-box for the record. What's more, the picture quality is impressive with a good contrast ratio.
It bundles a refresh rate of 100Hz, and the FreeSync support is a bonus.
Apart from the DisplayPort connector, the EX3501R also bundles an HDMI port and a couple of USB-A and USB-C ports. The latter is especially a huge plus as it lets you connect your USB-C laptop directly to it.
Dell U2717D Ultrasharp monitor offers two DisplayPort connectors. It packs a standard DisplayPort In, a DisplayPort Mini port, and a third DisplayPort Out connector. One of the primary advantages of dual DisplayPort is MST (Multi-Stream Transport). This feature lets you daisy chain two or more monitors with a single cable. This removes the hassle of connecting them individually to your PC, thereby letting you have a clean and clutter-free display. Of course, this also depends on how powerful your GPU is.
Like the monitor above, the Dell U2717D Ultrasharp Monitor is also targeted at creatives. It displays 99% of the sRGB color coverage and displays an average dE below 2.0. And the IPS panel is the cherry on top.
It brings home an excellent picture quality with great grayscale performance. However, do note that it bundles a Quad HD display instead of the 4K display of the Benq monitor, even though it costs just a little less than the one above.
As far as connections are concerned, there are plentiful ports. For one, the U2717D packs an HDMI connector, USB-B upstream port, and a bunch of USB Type-A 3.0 ports to connect your peripherals.
As noted earlier, DisplayPort is an important requirement in most gaming monitors primarily due to its high bandwidth support. However, another feature that often gets overlooked is that NVIDIA GSync only works over DisplayPort. So if you have an NVIDIA GPU or planning to buy one, the Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx makes for a good choice. It's a mid-range gaming monitor and costs less than $500. The GSync compatibility and the native FreeSync compatibility makes it future-proof since it allows you to switch GPUs easily without changing your gaming peripherals.
The response time of this gaming monitor is on-point. There's a minimal blur, and the optional Black Frame Insertion tech makes things appear crisp and share, even when you play fast-paced games.
At the same time, this is a highly versatile screen. The massive screen real estate and the ultrawide form factor makes it a good work monitor as well. For one, the multitasker in you can open several windows parallelly. Secondly, the screen handles viewing angles and glare well, to let you work for long hours without any issues.
It does deliver an impressive picture quality. The text and visuals appear crisp and clear. The only slight limitation is that this gaming monitor is not really meant for HDR gaming. Though it has HDR, the implementation is a little underwhelming and can give a washed-out appearance in some games.
However, this is an excellent mid-range monitor if you can live with that, thanks to its responsiveness and smoothness.
One of the first things you will notice about the AOC U2790VQ is that it costs almost a quarter of the Asus Designo monitor but offers a 4K resolution and a nearly frameless form factor. Cool, right? This is one of the few monitors which combines the best of the best worlds. It's affordable and lets you do a lot. For one, you can use it for dabbling in color-sensitive work. It can display 99% sRGB and 90% NTSC color space. And that's not the end of the story. The AOC U2790VQ also has great clarity and flexible viewing angles for its price.
Apart from your work, this 27-inch monitor can also double as your streaming device. The sharp and crisp picture quality, combined with the high resolution, means you'll be able to enjoy high-resolution movies and TV shows as much as you'd love working on it.
Connectivity-wise, there is an ample number of ports in this one. Apart from the DisplayPort 1.2 connector, it also packs a duo of HDMI 2. 0 and HDMI 1.4 ports.
There are a few limitations. For example, you do not get the option of FreeSync or GSync. On the upside, the VESA holes at the bottom mean you can mount it on a monitor arm and have a cable-free working space.
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6. Also Consider: ViewSonic VP2468
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Size: 24-inch | FreeSync: No | Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Ports: 2 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x DisplayPort In, 1 x Mini DisplayPort, I x DisplayPort Out, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-B, 1 x 3.5mm audio out
The ViewSonic VP2468 makes for a good pick if you are looking for budget monitors for less than $300. This is an FHD panel but let that not deter you, for this monitor delivers a solid performance for its price. Like some of the monitors in this list, this one is also designed for creatives and designers, primarily for its good colors and out-of-box color calibrations. The best part is that even if it's a budget monitor, the picture quality is spot on, with great viewing angles and minimal color shift. For the record, this one can display 99% of the sRGB color out of the box.
The VP2468 packs a nearly bezel-less display on the three sides when it comes to looks and design. This makes it one of the prime candidates for a dual display rig, especially if you are looking to do some multitasking. And the dual DisplayPort helps its cause.
Yes, you read that right. This budget DisplayPort monitor supports Multi-Stream Technology, meaning you can link two or more monitors with a single cable. Speaking of connections, this one brings a lot to the table, especially for its price tag. Apart from the regular HDMI and DisplayPort connections, it packs four USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Cool, right?
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Before you click on the buy button, make sure to double-check the connectors on your GPU because note all DisplayPort connectors are made equal. Plus, if you are looking to drive multi-monitor rigs with minimum cable clutter, do keep an eye out for monitors with DisplayPort Out ports.
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