What are the best MacBook Pro External Monitors in 2018

When looking for the best MacBook Pro monitors to use along your Mac it’s important to remember that you can use any monitor with your Mac – just as you would use with a windows laptop. there are plenty of adapters and dongles to fit into old or new monitor with your MacBook Pro, even if you have the USB-C connectors ( for MacBook’s pro starting from 2016).

But there are a few monitors that goes along better as they can charge your MacBook Pro while being connected via usb-c which will result in less cables on your desk and having to worry about inserting your charger into your Mac,

Let’s take a look on some of the best Monitors for your MacBook – word of warning – those don’t come cheap!

Dell UltraSharp 27″ U2717D InfinityEdge Monitor

Dell’s UltraSharp line has long been a go-to for a variety of individuals from gaming enthusiasts to graphic designers. Their latest 27-inch offering, the U2717D, features InfinityEdge borders under 8.4mm for more seamless viewing. In addition, the 16:9 widescreen display utilizes In-play switching (IPS) technology with a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels at 60Hz, which is identical to that of Apple’s decommissioned Thunderbolt display. The monitor also supports 16.7 million colors with 350 cd/m2 brightness and a 6-8ms response time.

DisplayPort (DP)
Mini DisplayPort (mDP)


Dell P4317Q 43″ IPS LED Display

If a 27-inch display isn’t large enough, the newly released 43″ Dell P4317Q offers an abundance of screen real estate with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz. Featuring In-plane switching technology like Apple’s Thunderbolt display, the P4317Q offers 178-degree wide angle viewing and a multitude of connections, such as DisplayPort 1.2, Mini DisplayPort 1.2 and two HDMI 1.4 ports.


LG UltraWide 34UM88-P 34″ LED Monitor

For users seeking a wider Thunderbolt 2.0 display, the 34-inch LG 34UM88-P provides ample screen space to place multiple windows side by side. The WQHD monitor also has not one but two Thunderbolt 2.0 ports plus USB 3.0 quick charge. The IPS panel supports a max resolution of 3440 x 1440 with a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Ports include:

2 HDMI (ver 2.0)
1 DisplayPort (ver1.2)
1 Thunderbolt (ver 2.0)
1 USB Up-Stream (ver 3.0)
2 USB Down-Stream (ver 3.0)

LG Ultrafine 5K

The LG Ultrafine 5K was developed with Apple, specifically for the 2016 MacBook Pro. This 27-inch IPS panel has a 5120×2880 resolution and pairs perfectly with the new MacBook Pro (at least, the upper-model 13-inch and 15-inch models), offering an 85W charging port and three 5 Gbps USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports.

You can orient this monitor in just about any configuration you like, or mount it on a VESA arm using the included VESA cover. This monitor even comes with a Thunderbolt 3


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