USB-C

USB-C is the emerging new standard of plugging things into a PC or a phone, and in most cases, it's backed up by super-fast data transfer in the form of USB 3.1 or Thunderbolt 3.

Through the one single cable and connector, you can power an external display, hook up to USB peripherals, and even charge your laptop. If you're looking to use a USB-C display with your laptop or desktop PC, then get yourself one of these.

LG 27UD88

This is one of the very best USB-C monitors you can buy. Via one cable you can power a laptop, send video, and use the monitor as a USB hub, with the ability to interface with peripherals plugged into the two built-in USB 3.0 ports.

You also have 14 options for layout, so you can view multiple windows simultaneously, so while you've got a laptop plugged in via USB-C you can also attach an HDMI device like a desktop PC or even an Xbox One.

The best part of this monitor is its ability to power a laptop while acting as a display. Since some of the USB-C laptops out there only have a single port, you're not draining your battery while you're connected to this monitor. You can snag it on Amazon for around $490.

ASUS ZenScreen

Your USB-C monitor doesn't need to stay at home when you're on the go. The ASUS ZenScreen is a portable 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display that you can hook up to and power with your laptop over a single USB-C cable. And weighing less than 2lbs means it's not adding much to your gear bag.

The sleek design will be a great fit for any of today's high-end laptops with a USB-C connection and the added bonus you get besides a great display is an included pen.

Even if your Windows laptop doesn't have a touchscreen display, with the ZenScreen and the pen you can take advantage of Windows Ink anywhere you go. It's also a great price at around $240.

HP Envy 27

HP makes some of the finest looking PC hardware around right now and the Envy 27 is no exception. Its elegant style will make any setup stand out. And the 178-degree viewing angles and minimal bezels make it perfect for multi-monitor setups.

It's not all show, no go, either. The 27-inch panel is 4K resolution and also has support for AMD FreeSync when connected to compatible PCs.

It also has the all-important USB-C connection for video connection and charging your laptop while you use it. All this can be yours for around $429.

Dell S2718D

Dell knows how to make great looking monitors and the S2718D is no exception. Following the recent trend of stunning displays and super-skinny bezels, this 27-inch, 1440p display is perfect for a multi-monitor setup.

The minimal design boasts Dell HDR which while not 'proper' HDR, offers a better-looking image than regular SDR, and the USB-C support means you can connect a laptop with a single cable and charge it while also getting video output.

You get tilt and swivel along with great viewing angles on top of everything else for around $380.

Updated August 7, 2018: We double-checked our recommendations to ensure these are still the top picks for USB-C monitors.

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