Best External Monitors for Surface Studio 2 in 2022

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.

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Dell UltraSharp U2719D (opens in new tab)

27-inch 1440p

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.

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ViewSonic VX2457-MHD (opens in new tab)

Budget 24-inch

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.

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Dell UltraSharp U3415W (opens in new tab)

34-inch ultrawide

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.

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BenQ EW3270U (opens in new tab)

32-inch 4K USB-C

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.

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Dell S2716DG (opens in new tab)

Focus on gaming

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

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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 (opens in new tab) without USB-C input or a docking station for multiple displays.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.