Best External Monitors for Dell XPS 13 9380 Windows Central 2019

The Dell XPS 13 9380 is one of the best laptops around, but even so, it has a small display. In a home or office situation, you can easily turn it into a desktop PC with an external monitor, giving you more space to work or play. There are some great choices out there like the LG 27UD68-W to make your XPS 13 even better.

Stunning 4K: LG 27UD68-W

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This stunning-looking LG 27-inch 4K display has near-perfect color reproduction, a 60Hz refresh rate and a 5ms response time so everything looks nice and crispy. The XPS 13 can hook up using simply a USB-C cable and has some nifty built-in features that include LG's Screen Split and game modes.

$500 at Amazon

No bezels: Dell UltraSharp U2719D

Dell's stunning 27-inch monitor has an almost completely bezel-free design and a 27-inch display. It has inputs for HDMI and DisplayPort, an IPS panel with great color reproduction, a VESA mount, and a resolution of 2560x1440 so everything you do will look nice and sharp.

$600 at Dell

Budget choice: AOC I2267FW

The AOC I2267FW offers a 5ms response time, 1080p resolution, and IPS display technology. Throw in a bezel of just 2 mm, VGA and DVI ports, and a solid price, and you have quite the PC monitor. Despite its low price, it also has a premium style about it, with the super skinny bezels complemented by stylish silver accents.

$90 at Amazon

Work wide: LG 29WK600-W

This 29-inch Ultrawide monitor gives you acres of display real estate to get your work done and benefits from a Full HD resolution all the way across. It has a bunch of connectivity options, including HDMI and DisplayPort, and it even supports HDR10 and a 99% sRGB color gamut, which is amazing to see on something this affordable.

$262 at Amazon

Big screen: BenQ EW3270U

Another monitor that hooks up over USB-C, this 32-inch goliath features a 4K panel with 10-bit color and HDR support. Not only that but it supports 100% Rec. 709 and 95% DCI-P3 color gamuts, along with low blue light and anti-flicker modes. It's also really well priced and will look great in your home or office setup.

$500 at Amazon

Portable screen: ASUS ZenScreen

An extra screen at home is great but an extra screen you can take with your laptop on the road is even better. This is a 15.6-inch USB-C portable touchscreen monitor with a Full HD resolution IPS display and support for digital inking. It also works both landscape and portrait, making it plenty versatile.

$235 at Amazon

With a great laptop you should get a great monitor, and with options like the LG 27UD68-W and Dell U2719D on the table, you'll have a stellar desktop PC experience from your laptop.

Don't forget your cables

The XPS 13 9380 doesn't have any regular HDMI or DisplayPort outputs, instead relying on USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. So you'll need the right sort of cable to hook up the laptop to any of these external displays.

Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI cable ($15 at Amazon)

With no HDMI on the XPS 13 9380 you're instead left relying on the Thunderbolt 3 port, and this cable will make the magic happen.

Thunderbolt 3 certified USB-C cable ($20 at Amazon)

To connect to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 monitor get one of these Thunderbolt 3-certified cables.

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