You should pick a monitor with a future-proof resolution, especially if you have a USB-C powered laptop like the new MacBook Pro. Also, it makes sense to invest in a 4K monitor with USB-C port connections. Apart from making your connections clutter-free and clean, the right USB-C port makes sure that both your laptop and monitor stay charged via the same cable. Yes, you read that right.
Most USB-C powered monitors support Power Delivery. That takes away the hassle of connecting an additional power cable, and you can connect your MacBook or Windows laptop directly to the monitor. Thanks to the rise in 4K content worldwide, everything looks like a visual treat - be it a TV show or a new-age documentary.
So we've compiled the best 4K UHD monitors that have an IPS panel with USB-C connections. You can have a mix of office work and enjoy multimedia and gaming on it with excellent viewing angles.
Here are two accessories lists that you should consider if you plan to build a Power Delivery-focused gadget set up at home.
The LG 32UL950-W is one of the premium monitors on this list. This one bundles a horde of exciting features along with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. That means you can connect your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air along with another USB-C supporting laptop or phone. That being said, this UltraFine-series monitor packs a 4K resolution at 60Hz. This means you get a crystal clear display that does absolute justice to the price tag. At the same time, the monitor is beautiful and bundles an ample number of ports.
Speaking of the ports and connections, this one packs a duo of Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-C ports, two standard USB-A ports, and one each of DisplayPort 1.4 connector, and HDMI 2.0. All these should be sufficient, I suppose.
And the story doesn't end there. It delivers 60W power to juice up your connected Mac. Plus, you can rotate it a full 180-degree to the portrait mode if you prefer a vertical display.
Lastly, it reproduces 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The ample size means you can multitask with ease on this, be it the regular office work or doing some color-sensitive work. Or, if you are in the mood for some light-hearted animations, this one will do its best to render them at their best.
Another USB-C monitor with a native 4K display is the DELL U2720Q. The best part is that this Dell monitor costs significantly less than its LG counterpart above and delivers beautiful results, especially when it comes to the visuals. The colors are accurate and on point. So, that beautiful movie that you have put off to watch, you can watch it all its glory in this display.
It supports DisplayHDR 400 standard of performance for the HDR content and that's a bonus. This monitor can display 99% of the sRGB color gamut and has an accuracy of Delta-E < 2. So you can use this monitor for color-sensitive correction work such as photo or video editing.
When it comes to the connections, you will find the usual HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 ports, apart from the USB Type-A port and a USB Type-C port. 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. The monitor can deliver up to 90W of power and that's fantastic to charge the new Apple M1 Silicon chip bearing MacBook Pro as well.
Another monitor that brings a great performance at an affordable price is the HP Z27. Thanks to its sharp image quality and equally rich and deep color, you can use it for color-sensitive work as well as for home office work. It has great color accuracy and displays 99% of the sRGB color gamut and 75% of the AdobeRGB color gamut.
At the same time, the Z27 is a beautiful and sleek monitor. Users will appreciate its slim and minimal look, especially the stand. The stand is beautiful and will greatly uplift the looks of your desk.
The company provides a good amount of ports and connections as well. Aside from the USB-C connection, you will find a dual DisplayPort connection, standard USB Type-A, and of course, HDMI 2.0 connections.
However, the Z27 is not perfect and has a few limitations. This one lacks HDR capability, and just in case you plan to watch some HDR-graded movies and TV shows.
Another beautiful monitor is LG 27UK850-W. This one has a near bezel-less display, and together with the stylish stand, this one will surely add to the beauty of your work desk. That aside, this 27-inch IPS LCD monitor delivers beautiful and vibrant visuals, which makes it apt for color-sensitive work. For the record, it can display 99% of the sRGB color space.
Aside from that, it boasts of a slew of features such as low input lag, wide viewing angles, HDCP 2.2, and dual HDMI ports.
The dual HDMI 2.0 ports mean that you can also connect it to your gaming console. And the support for HDCP 2.2 translates into streaming 4K content without any issues. Speaking of gaming, this one also comes with AMDFree Sync support.
The support for FreeSync means you can play casual games on this one sans any stutters and ghosting.
The BenQ EW2780U is another IPS panel-bearing all rounder monitor on this list. You can count on it for your office work on it and play a game or two as well. For starters, the panel is capable of producing nearly accurate colors. Secondly, it has a refresh rate of 144Hz. To top it all off, it has an affordable price tag.
Speaking of the display, this one delivers bright and punchy colors, and the in-house HDRi technology further accentuates this. The company refers to this technology as HDR emulation, which uses an ambient light sensor to bump and just the brightness and contrast levels. That's how it promises to make the picture appear more lifelike and real.
Other than that, this one displays 99% of the sRGB color space and 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. Again, the connections are pretty decent, and the USB-C port supports Power Delivery of 60W. Do note that it lacks a USB hub, though you will find the means for dual HDMI 2.0 ports and a single DisplayPort 1.4.
In short, if you want a monitor that can do it all without burning a hole in your pocket, this monitor is the one.
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Now that 4K monitors with IPS panels and USB-C port supports are pouring in gradually, you should grab one to get ready for the latest and enjoyable 4K content. With USB-C devices capitalizing on Power Delivery, it's only essential that you reap all its benefits for charging your laptops and keeping your desk clutter-free.
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