Best External Monitors for Dell XPS 13 Windows Central 2020

The Dell XPS 13 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. Luckily, there are some great choices out there 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.

$377 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.

$380 at Dell

Budget choice: AOC 22V2H

The AOC 22V2H offers a 5ms response time, 1080p resolution, and IPS display technology. Throw in multiple inputs, a solid price, and the fact it has almost no bezels, and you have quite the PC monitor. Despite its low price, it also has a premium style about it.

$97 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.

$245 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.

$450 at Amazon

Portable screen: Lenovo ThinkVision M14

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 14-inch USB-C portable monitor with a Full HD resolution IPS display that also has passthrough to keep your laptop charged while you're using it. It looks great, is really portable, and the built in kickstand is top notch.

$249 at Lenovo

No bad choices

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.

It's also worth recognising what the Lenovo ThinkVision M14 can add to your laptop experience. Having extra screen space when you're at home or in the office is one thing, but with this slim, light, extremely well made portable monitor, you can have a similar experience on the go.

Don't forget your cables

The XPS 13 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 ($16 at Amazon)

With no HDMI on the XPS 13 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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