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Best External Monitors for Surface Laptop Go 2020

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It's a potent, compact package on its own, but adding an external monitor to the Surface Laptop Go can really turn it into a productivity machine. All that extra screen real estate makes it far easier to multitask, and the Laptop Go keeps it simple thanks to USB-C and Surface Connect ports for docking. Let's take a look at some of the best display options out there, ranging from budget to high-end picks.

If we're making some suggestions

The Surface Laptop Go is a great little notebook if you like Microsoft's premium lineup but don't want the full-sized Surface Laptop option. However, the 12.4-inch display might be just a bit too small for some work. That's why connecting an external display either via the USB-C port or a proprietary Surface Dock 2 connected with the Surface Connect port (opens in new tab) is a popular solution.

If we're making a multipurpose suggestion, check out Dell's UltraSharp U2719DC. It costs about $447 (opens in new tab), but Dell's displays are always a top choice. It has a sharp 2560x1440 (QHD) resolution, beautiful color, and a slim bezel that makes the picture stretch from edge to edge. You can connect with USB-C, HDMI, or DisplayPort, and you can even mount the display thanks to VESA compatibility.

If you have a bigger budget — about $700 (opens in new tab) — and want a well-rounded monitor that can really do it all, the Razer Raptor 27 is our suggestion. It's a 27-inch monitor with a QHD resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and HDR400 certification. It works with AMD and NVIDIA variable refresh rate technology, making it ideal for gaming, professional work, or media consumption. If you have a PC that can handle gaming, this is a great display that will work across your platforms.

For more great display options, be sure to look at our overall best computer monitor picks.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

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.