If you own a MacBook Pro, you will agree on two things: they are the best portable devices to design: their performance and quality are not in doubt, but their screen – even the 16-inch one – does not help much. Hopefully the double screen version that is apparently in process will come true. But while that comes, we bring you this guide of the best monitors for MacBook Pro that you can find today in the market
BENQ PD3200U 32 ″ 4K IPS
This monitor is one of the best MacBook Pro accessories, so it is not surprising that it keeps the first place. Although it may take a while to get used to its dimensions, with its 32 inches and a 4K resolution, this screen gives you a huge space for productivity.
Built with an IPS panel for fantastic color accuracy, this BenQ monitor has a response time of 4 milliseconds (ms), so it perfectly handles gaming sessions and great detail work. It also has BenQ technology to protect your eyes, reducing blue light and flickering, making it more comfortable to use for long periods of time.
If you think the price of $ 700 dollars is a bit high or the resolution seems excessive, there is also a QHD version (2,560 x 1,440) available, which is substantially cheaper and with the same specifications and features.
LG 27UD68-W 27 ″ 4K IPS
Although our tests did not show it as the perfect monitor, the LG 27UD68-W is an affordable option for those looking for a pure style with a lot of substance. Its 4K resolution in 27 inches means that it has dense pixels and its colors are rich, with 99% coverage of the RGB spectrum.
The monitor also includes AMD FreeSync and on-screen controls to manually divide or adjust the color. Default modes are offered, which include a game and a black stabilizer. It is a good option if you want a more standard size monitor, but still with excellent image features for work and entertainment. The price is also quite affordable compared to the other models.
Dell Ultrasharp U3818DW
An essential in the list of best monitors for MacBook Pro is the Dell Ultrasharp U3818DW, if you are looking for a larger screen that allows you to host more projects or provide a more immersive gaming experience.
With a 38-inch curved screen from Dell, the 4k monitor has precise colors, a large warranty and excellent screen controls to adjust the image. And, for such a screen, the price is very competitive. It includes two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort and a USB-C connection, as well as two upstream and two downstream USB ports. Unfortunately, you have no FreeSync option.
LG 27MD5KAB Ultrafine 5K
Although it is the most expensive on the list and is not without its inconveniences, we cannot help considering it as one of the best monitors for MacBook Pro. The LG 27MD5KA-B looks absolutely impressive when it is in operation and, in addition, It is the only one created in conjunction with Apple for MacBook Pro, which makes it easy to connect.
With an amazing resolution of 5,120 x 2,880, this monitor makes even those in 4K look inferior in terms of pixel density, especially because it is in a 27-inch frame.
In our review, we loved how easy it was to connect this screen to the MacBook Pro. Once you do it, it not only works immediately, but also starts charging your laptop. MacOS automatically detect and configure the monitor as a second screen, and if it is disconnected and reconnected later, all its windows and applications will return to where they were.
There are some problems with color accuracy and the design is not as attractive as the other LG monitor on this list. Great to use, although with some deficiencies and a high price.
Acer H277HU QHD 27 ″
Making 4K screens more affordable today doesn't mean you have to share one. The Acer H277HU is a 27-inch panel that looks great with its 2,560 x 1,440 QHD resolution. With a response time of only 4 ms, it is surprisingly elegant for an IPS panel and its slim frame makes it an attractive complement to your home or office from any angle.
Although its price is cheap compared to other items in the list of best monitors for MacBook Pro, if you find it too expensive for what it offers or you don't need something so large, there is a 25-inch variant at a more convenient price.
* Updated by Jos Luis Plascencia on January 27, 2020.