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.

Great for laptops

LG 27UD88

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. And the best part is its ability to power a laptop while acting as a display.

$520 from Amazon

AMD FreeSync

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. 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.

$450 from HP

Great colors

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.

$324 from Dell

Take anywhere

ASUS ZenScreen

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 added bonus is you get 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.

$237 from Amazon

Affordable ultrawide

LG 34UM69G-B

Ultrawide monitors are more popular than ever and this affordable 34-inch one from LG has USB-C with power delivery for a laptop alongside a huge 21:9 panel. The resolution is limited to full HD, but as it's wide, not tall, it still looks great and helps keep the cost down. With a 75Hz refresh rate, FreeSync and 1ms response time, it's also good if you like to game.

$300 from Amazon


BenQ EW3270U

For those chasing the ultimate image quality for multimedia or professional work, this 4K HDR 32-inch display from BenQ is just the ticket. It also has USB-C, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 among its box of tricks, as well as a striking design. BenQ also built in a low blue light mode, to help keep your eyes feeling fresh.

$600 from Amazon

Something for everyone

Whether you're shopping for a home office or a portable setup, there's a great USB-C monitor to pair with your PC. The ASUS ZenScreen is pretty remarkable, not least because it adds Windows Ink to PCs that otherwise wouldn't support it. And it's hard not to be impressed by the 4K LG 27UD88 which looks great and is a perfect companion if your laptop is your main PC.

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