Best external monitors for Surface Book 2 and Book 3 in 2022

The best external monitors for Microsoft's Surface Book 2 and Surface Book 3 complement the device's strengths. There are plenty of times when extra screen real estate can make a big difference, especially in terms of productivity (like editing and design) or gaming. If you are keen on setting up a workstation for your Surface Book, you're probably looking for some external monitor suggestions. I've rounded up here the best for a variety of budgets and usage scenarios.

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All of these great PC monitors can deliver a satisfying experience. But we don't blame you if you're still unsure of which one you'd like to spend your money on. If you need a monitor that can handle just about anything you throw at, Dell's UltraSharp U2719D is a tremendous multipurpose pick available at a competitive price.

At 27 inches, it's an ideal size, it has a 2560x1440 resolution and IPS panel for a beautiful picture, and Dell has done a great job of removing the bezel almost completely. Overall, it's a beautiful monitor that can fit into any home or office.

On the other hand, if you want to push your Surface Book 2's or Surface Book 3's hardware and get yourself one of the best PC gaming monitors, the MSI Optix MAG272CQR is a great 27-inch pick. We gave it a Recommended Award in our MSI MAG Optix MAG272CQR review, noting high refresh rate and low response time, superb color and contrast, and a high-quality build with built-in RGB lighting.

It's slightly curved to up immersion, and while it doesn't natively support G-Sync (instead, it supports FreeSync), I had no trouble enabling the technology to work with an NVIDIA RTX graphics card. If you're looking to do some gaming with your Book 2 or Book 3, this monitor will make a great choice.

If these external monitor options aren't quite what you're looking for, our broader roundup of best computer monitors has much more hardware to choose from.

Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt brings to Windows Central more than eight years of experience writing about laptops, PCs, accessories, games, and beyond. If it runs Windows or in some way complements the hardware, there’s a good chance he knows about it, has written about it, or is already busy testing it.