Apple discontinued its Thunderbolt Display a couple of years ago, with the sentiment that plenty of third-party options exist for Mac users out there. There are plans for Apple to re-enter the stand-alone monitor space when it eventually releases, but that likely won't be until at least 2019. If you're looking for an external display for your Mac, here's a list of monitors that won't disappoint!

The Best

Dell UltraSharp U2715H

The U2715H features all the connections you could want and its 2560x1440 resolution will render images and video beautifully and accurately. This monitor is also quick as a bunny, with its 8ms response time. Plus, There's no need for cumbersome AC adapters, since the U2715H has an internal power supply, leaving your desk and the floor around it uncluttered.

$475 at Amazon

Great if you need 4K

Dell Ultra HD 4K P2715Q

The Dell P2715Q is the 27-inch monitor that you've lusted after in catalogs and online. This is a powerhouse monitor that can be oriented in just about any way you like, thanks to its ability to tilt and swivel and its adjustable height. Extremely quick for 4K, the P2715Q has a 9ms response time so that you won't notice any mouse lag or space between clicks. In-plane switching (IPS) saves the day again, giving this monitor excellent viewing from the sides with little-to-no degradation in color.

$430 at Amazonr

Premium pick

LG UltraFine 5K display

UltraFine is the best way to describe this beauty, with its P3 color gamut and great features, like stereo speakers, a camera and microphone, an adjustable stand, and more. If you have the latest MacBook Pro, you can even use this monitor as a charging station, powering your MacBook while accepting audio and video.

$1,300 at Apple

Great budget option

Ben Q GW Series GW2765HT

If you're on a budget, then Ben Q is the way to go with its 27-inch LED-lit monitor. It features a 2560x1440 resolution, which competes with any of the top monitors in its class and its IPS panel gives it excellent viewing angles. If you're jumping back and forth between desks and need to be constantly referencing the screen, you'll have a much better time without having to look at it head-on.

$300 at Amazon

Fantastic for USB-C

LG 27UD88

This 4K monitor is hands-down the best USB-C monitor you can buy to complement your Mac experience. Via one cable, USB-C, you can power your MacBook, transfer video, and use the monitor as a USB hub, with the ability to interface with any peripheral you plug into the UD88's two USB 3.0 ports.

$546 at Amazon

Afforadable 4K

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 regarding inputs (HDMI and DisplayPort only), but it'll do in a pinch.

$294 at Amazon

Monitors can be expensive, but if you're on a tight budget like me, the LG 27UD58-B's a perfect way to get the 4K resolution you want and save a few bucks. Regardless of what you pick, and of these monitors will make a great addition to any workspace.

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