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Best USB-C monitor deals: As much as $150 off 1440p and 4K screens

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So you've gotten yourself an awesome new laptop. That's awesome. But you've also discovered the truth facing the modern laptop - no ports! Everyone wants to go for that slick, slim design by removing ports and settling for a USB-C connection to do all the extra external stuff. While that means you have a MacBook or Windows laptop that looks fantastic, it also means you can't really expand on the tiny screen unless you have a monitor with a USB-C port. Well, fear not because USB-C monitors are more and more common these days. And the more common they become, the better the deals become.

We expect to see a lot of great deals on USB-C monitors over time. These displays continue to be very popular for all sorts of computer users. As USB-C becomes more ubiquitous, so do screens that have these ports. Keep an eye out for some major price drops this week.

What really constitutes a deal in the world of monitors depends completely on what you're willing to pay. As you'll soon see there are crazy expensive USB-C monitors with great resolution and a ton of features, but there are also budget screns that might save you $50 but won't be overloaded with features either.

Best USB-C Monitor Deals

USB-C is just a port, right? When it is included on a monitor, it's a very small part of said monitor. While it's obviously important to you, it's also important to keep this in mind because it means USB-C monitors come in a whole lot of shapes and sizes. You'll also need to decide what else you want in your USB-C monitor like 4K resolutions or a curve or adaptive sync for gaming. We've got a wide variety of monitors that also wildly vary in price.

MSI 27-inch 1440p 165Hz curved monitor | $50 off (opens in new tab)

The 1500R curved gaming display includes 1440p resolutions, a max of 165Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms response time. It could potentially be a very good gaming monitor with AMD FreeSync, support for HDR, and even Night Vision tech to help enhance your screen when it's dark. It comes with HDMI, DisplayPort, two USB-A ports, one USB-B port, and one USB-C port.

BenQ EW27OU 32-inch 4K monitor | $90 off (opens in new tab)

Probably the least expensive monitor to combine 4K resolutions and USB-C connectivity. It also spikes as high as $700 on occasion. In addition to USB-C, the monitor also has HDMI and DisplayPort. There's support for HDR with a brightness of 300 nits and even tech to help with eye fatigue like a Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free feature.

BenQ EX2780Q 27-inch 1440p monitor | $150 off (opens in new tab)

Includes USB-C in addition to two HDMI ports and DisplayPort. You'll get 1440p resolutions, a 144Hz refresh rate, and a 5ms response time. It's also VESA mount compatible so you can mount it to an arm or the wall.

Dell UltraSharp U2720Q 27-inch 4K IPS monitor | $55 off (opens in new tab)

Includes an IPS panel with 4K resolution. Has a thin bezel to support a multi-monitor setup. VESA mount to go on a wall or arm instead of its included stand. The USB hub includes two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports. It also has HDMI and DisplayPort.

Razer Raptor 27-inch 1440p gaming monitor | $80 off (opens in new tab)

The Razer Raptor is a great monitor that got an outstanding review when it first released. Razer recently released an updated model, but that version is not on sale and $200 more than the 2019 monitor. The Raptor includes G-Sync compatibility (native FreeSync), an IPS-grade panel, a 144Hz refresh rate, HDR400 support, and more.

LG UltraFine 24MD4KLB 24-inch 4K IPS monitor | $50 off (opens in new tab)

Has USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 inputs. The 4K resolution and 1200:1 contrast ratio ensure great image quality. The IPS Nano IPS panel has supreme color accuracy and 540 nits of brightness. With Thunderbolt 3 you can actually daisy-chain your connections thanks to 85W of power pass-through.

What are you looking for in a USB-C monitor?

What are you buying a USB-C monitor for? Most likely you're looking for something to augment your new laptop where the USB-C port is your best bet for expanding the screen size. Did you find the laptop of the future in our roundup of the best USB-C laptops? If that's the case, you might consider a new USB-C monitor to expand its functionality while you're working. Plus, we'll always be sure to alert you when the best options do go on sale.

Whatever your reason for wanting a USB-C monitor, you should also look at the other features you're interested in. If you're a gamer you want a high refresh rate around 144Hz or more. You might also want adaptive sync like AMD FreeSync or Nvidia G-Sync. If you're just interested in using the monitor for watching movies and such, 4K resolution might be the most important feature. Using the screen for work? Focus on larger sizes and think about what you can do with a 37.5-inch diagonal. All of these are possibilities in addition to that coveted USB-C port.

John Levite
John Levite

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.

2 Comments
  • I just want more 4K at 120 or 144 Hz. It'd be nice to have a monitor that can pull double duty as a productivity monitor via 4K allowing more information density during work and still have 120 or 144 Hz for gaming on my PC/Series X. So far it seems like TVs with HDMI 2.1 are the best bet, but most of those are too big for desk use.
  • You're going to need something like a 3080 Ti for UHD 120-144 Hz. The whole reason for going UHD is for the visuals, so bumping down the graphics quality on anything else to achieve those frame rates is just not worth it. You're going to end up with a game that looks worse than on a 1080p 120-144Hz display driven by last generation's mid-range cards. FOMO at its best.