eight alternative displays for use with your MacBook

We’ve recently seen how LG UltraFine displays can perform with the new MacBook and new MacBook Pro, with the latest message being that they are the most comfortable displays but not the only ones we can use with those computers. There’s a world of displays out there .

But of course, which monitor to choose? Is there anything cheaper even if it can’t have retinal resolution? Which brands are the best? We’ve looked and here’s a list of good candidates to accompany your MacBook when you work with it from a desk .

Benq RL2460HT

eight alternative displays for use with your MacBook
eight alternative displays for use with your MacBook

We start with something unpretentious, for those who simply want a basic monitor that meets the minimum requirements to work comfortably from home. This 24-inch Benq has FullHD resolution and connects via HDMI, so you’ll need an adapter to make it work. At Amazon for 225.94 euros.

Samsung S22F350FHU

Do you need something even cheaper? You can sacrifice a few inches but keep the FullHD resolution with this Samsung LED monitor. It connects via HDMI (you’ll need an adapter for your MacBook) but you can get it for 100 euros at Amazon.

Samsung 32SE590C

Another bigger alternative from Samsung is the 32SE590C: somewhat poor 1080p resolution, but 32 inches no more and no less. Available on the official website and ideal for those who don’t care about retinal resolutions at all.

LG 27UD88-W

LG’s 4K option is this: two HDMI ports, a quick-charging USB-C port, LED IPS panel… its 3840×2160 pixels make it perfect for retinal use. 723,80 euros at Amazon.

LG 34UC98

Let’s get to something more serious. Or in this case, more ultrapanoramic. The LG 34UC98 monitor gives you 34 inches and QHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. You can use it in retinal mode, but ideally you’d like to take advantage of all those pixels to get a good workspace. 993 euros at Amazon, and even if you need an adapter you can connect it with a DisplayPort cable.

In the video above you have the Xataka Home analysis of the previous model, the 34UC97. Caution: Most basic MacBooks cannot support the native resolutions of this display. Make sure your Mac is able to take full advantage of this display.

LG 38UC99

I call this monitor “the monster.” Nothing less than 37.5 inches with a resolution of 3840 x 1600 pixels to satisfy the needs of the most demanding. It has an IPS LED panel, and is able to connect directly via USB-C without having to use adapters in case you have a recent MacBook. 1693 at Amazon.

Philips BDM3270QP

For those who need a large monitor but don’t want to sacrifice too many euros, this Phillips can be the answer. QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, DisplayPort and HDMI connection in addition to other older alternatives and a reasonable price of 538 euros at Amazon for being 32 inches. In Xataka Home we dedicate a review to it.

Asus ROG PG348Q

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Benq RL2460HT – Monitor de 24″ (Full HD, HDMI, LED, TN, 250 cd
If you play a lot, this Asus can be for you. 3440 x 1440 resolution, 34 inches, 5ms response time, and USB 3.0 ports that act as a hub when you connect your monitor to your Mac. DisplayPort connection and support for Nvidia’s G-Sync technology Ready for those who want up to 100Hz of refresh rate, perfect for gamers. It is available at Amazon for 1199 euros. Here is a complete analysis from Xataka.

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Today in amazon for 167,92

Samsung S22F350FHU – 22-inch LED monitor, FullHD, 1000:1, 200 cdm², black

Today in amazon for 84,99

LG 27UD88-W 27″ 4K Ultra HD IPS Matt Black, White LED display – Monitor (3840 x 2160 Pixels, LED, 4K Ultra HD, IPS, Matt, 3840 x 2160)

Today in amazon for 340,74

LG 34UC98-W – 34″ Quad HD LED IPS curved monitor, Resolution 3440 x 1440 QHD, SRGB 99%,white

Today in amazon for 715,00

Philips Monitors BDM3270QP00 – 32″ monitor (2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, WLED technology, 1000:1 contrast, 5 ms, HDMI), black

Today in amazon for 355,21

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