The Surface Pro (2017) and Surface Pro 6 both have all the tools necessary to be your number one device, including a beautiful 12.3-inch PixelSense display, but that doesn't mean you won't be setting up a workspace at home or at the office. In that case, you're probably looking for an external monitor — something that lets you get more done thanks to its size and its resolution. Note that you may need an adapter in order to connect some of these monitors to your Pro, which uses a Mini DisplayPort for video out.

27-inch QHD

Dell UltraSharp U2719D

Dell's U2719D 27-inch monitor has a 2560x1440 resolution and IPS panel for a stunning picture, and its lack of bezel makes it seem like the picture reaches edge to edge. Connect with HDMI or DisplayPort, take advantage of five USB-A 3.0 ports, and mount the monitor easily thanks to VESA support.

$428 at Dell

Stunning 4K

HP Z27

4K monitors are a great investment in the future, and HP's Z27 is one of the best around. It has a minimal bezel around the 27-inch display, color reproduction is nearly perfect, and the adjustable stand lets you get the proper angle. Connect with HDMI, DisplayPort, or USB-C, and take advantage of a 3-year warranty.

$533 at Amazon

Budget 24-inch

ViewSonic VX2457-MHD

It might be aimed at gamers thanks to AMD FreeSync compatibility, but the ViewSonic VX2457-MHD is great for everyone. The 24-inch 1080p TN panel has a 2 ms response time, 75 Hz refresh rate, and modest bezel, especially for the price. Connect with HDMI, DisplayPort, or VGA.

$130 at Amazon


LG 25UM58-P

For getting more done at once, this 25-inch ultrawide monitor from LG allows you to split the screen up to four times. It has a resolution of 2560x1080 with 21:9 aspect ratio, an IPS panel, and two HDMI ports for connecting two PCs at once. Enjoy a refresh rate of 60 Hz and 99 percent sRGB color reproduction.

$147 at Amazon

Save space


Don't have much room on your desk? This 22-inch AOC monitor has a 1080p display with IPS panel and 5 ms response time, the bezel is kept to just 2 mm, and the body is about as thin as can be. The stand allows you to adjust the tilt, and you can connect with VGA, DVI-D, or HDCP ports.

$100 at Amazon

Best for professionals

BenQ SW2700PT

The Surface Pro can handle a heavy workload, and professionals might want a monitor to match. BenQ's SW2700PT has perfect sRGB and AdobeRGB color reproduction for a brilliant picture, it has a 27-inch IPS panel with a matte finish, and the 2560x1440 resolution is crisp. Connect with DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort.

$599 at Amazon

Budget 27-inch

BenQ PD2700Q

A 27-inch monitor is the right size for a lot of people, but the higher price can be restrictive. BenQ's PD2700Q tries to narrow the gap, bringing a 1440p IPS display with perfect sRGB color reproduction for just a little more than $300. It's stocked with features designers will love, and you can connect with DisplayPort, HDMI, and Mini DisplayPort.

$329 at Amazon

Premium 24-inch

Dell UltraSharp U2415

If you love Dell's UltraSharp lineup but don't need an especially large monitor, there is the 24-inch U2415. You still get almost no bezel at all, a stand that can be adjusted for tilt, swivel, and pivot, and VESA compatiblity. Connect to this 1200p display with HDMI or DisplayPort and enjoy near-perfect sRGB color reproduction.

$295 at Dell

If we're making some suggestions

Any of the monitors in this roundup can make an ideal addition to your Surface Pro, but there are a couple that we recommend. If you want to go with a 1440p QHD monitor that's mostly large screen without much bezel, Dell's UltraSharp U2719D should be seriously considered. Those who'd rather invest in a monitor on the budget side of things will want to check out AOC's 22-inch I2267FW. It costs about $100 but has the build and display of a monitor you'd swear costs way more.

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