Best External Monitors for Surface Studio 2 Windows Central 2021
The Surface Studio 2 has what is arguably the best PC display on the market, but that doesn't mean adding an external monitor or two to your setup can't turn it into the centerpiece of a powerful workstation. Here are the best external monitors to use with the Studio 2.
- 27-inch 1440p: Dell UltraSharp U2719D
- Budget 24-inch: ViewSonic VX2457-MHD
- 34-inch ultrawide: Dell UltraSharp U3415W
- 32-inch 4K USB-C: BenQ EW3270U
- Focus on gaming: Dell S2716DG
27-inch 1440p: Dell UltraSharp U2719D
Dell's UltraSharp lineup offers a bunch of outstanding monitors, including this 27-incher with 2560x1440 resolution, IPS panel with wide viewing angles, and 60 Hz refresh rate. It fits in well at home or at the office, and its stand can be adjusted for tilt, height, swivel, and pivot. Input ports include DisplayPort and HDMI.
Budget 24-inch: ViewSonic VX2457-MHD
If all you need is 24 inches of extra screen real estate next to your Studio 2, ViewSonic's VX2457 is a low-cost option with a 1920x1080 resolution, a 75 Hz refresh rate, and 2 ms response time. The stand can be adjusted for tilt, and it features HDMI, VGA, and DisplayPort inputs.
34-inch ultrawide: Dell UltraSharp U3415W
Dell's UltraSharp presence is also felt in the ultrawide category thanks to a killer design, plenty of ports (including HDMI and DisplayPort), and a stand that adjusts for tilt and swivel. It has a 21:9 aspect ratio with a curve rated at 3800R to wrap the 1440p picture around you, and it hits 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut for a vivid picture.
32-inch 4K USB-C: BenQ EW3270U
This 32-inch monitor has a 4K resolution and features HDR support, plus it can connect directly back to your Studio 2 with a USB-C cable. It has a 3,000:1 native contrast and it covers 100 percent of the Rec. 709 space and 95-percent of the DCI-P3 space for professional usage, but it can also work comfortably at home.
Focus on gaming: Dell S2716DG
This 27-inch monitor from Dell can take advantage of G-Sync capabilities from your NVIDIA graphics card (GPU) for smooth gaming performance. It has a 2560x1440 resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate, and a 1 ms response time. It can connect with HDMI or DisplayPort, so an adapter or dock is required.
Don't forget to grab the necessary adapters
The Surface Studio 2 is capable of powering a single display with 4096x2304 max resolution at 60 Hz, dual displays with same max resolution at 30 Hz, or dual displays at 3840x2160 and 2560x1600 max resolutions at 60 Hz. Since the Surface Studio 2 uses a USB-C port for connecting external displays, you'll no doubt want to grab either an adapter for a single display without USB-C input or a docking station for multiple displays.
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