Your Mac or MacBook's display is already gorgeous. If you're in the market for a second display or something larger than what you have, a 4K monitor is a huge step in the right direction, so you can try and maintain the same level of definition. These are the best 4K monitors for your Mac.

Our pick

Dell U2718Q

Dell's tried and tested U2718Q is a feature-laden monitor that supports HDR content playback. It's still, unfortunately, missing a USB-C port, but it does have a USB 3.0 hub, HDMI, DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It's the best 4K monitor for most people.

$513 at Dell


HP Z27

HP's new Z27 4K monitor may just take over the top spot after more testing, since it features USB-C, as well as DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort, and HDMI. It's colors are reportedly immaculately accurate, and with a gray-to-gray response time of 8 milliseconds, you won't see any hiccups while you're working or gaming.

$533 at Amazon


LG 27UD88

The 27UD88 is definitely your best choice if you're looking to future-proof your setup, since it features USB-C, which is steadily picking up steam on its way to become the gold standard. This monitor features a gorgeous IPS panel with such rich color that it covers over 99% of the sRGB color space – if you're editing photos or video all day, this one's for you.

$576 at Amazon

HDR10 support

LG 27UK850-W

One of LG's latest monitors, the 4K 27UK850-W sports USB-C, HDR support via 2 HDMI ports and a DisplayPort, a headphone jack, and two down-stream USB-A ports. It also has excellent viewing angles, thanks to its IPS panel, and it's gray-to-gray response time is a blazing-fast 5 milliseconds.

$646 at Amazon

Upgrade pick

BenQ PD3200U

BenQ's 32-inch monitor is somewhat expensive, but it offers excellent features for the creative pro, like several different modes (including Darkroom) for photo and video editing, a built-in SD card reader, as well as a 5-port USB hub, HDMI ports, and mini and regular DisplayPorts.

$700 at Amazon

Value pick

LG 27UD58-B

This inexpensive monitor from LG has the company's excellent IPS panel, as a well as a very fast 5-millisecond response time. With a refresh rate of 60Hz, excellent viewing angles, and a designated gaming mode, this is a solid all-around monitor for most people. It doesn't offer much in terms of inputs (HDMI and DisplayPort only), but it'll do in a pinch.

$348 at Amazon

When it comes to excellent 4K monitors, the Dell U2718Q is hard to beat, with excellent bang for your buck. The HP Z27 is certainly nipping at its heels, though, with USB-C making it my pick for top spot. And if you're looking for a bit of extra desk space, consider a desk-mounted arm, like the Ergotron LX, which makes tons of room and helps manage cables.

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