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The 6 Best Work Monitors - Fall 2022 Reviews

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Best Office Monitors

Whether you're shopping to equip an entire company with monitors or you have the option to work remotely from home, there's a huge selection of monitors available for work. While most monitors are good enough to work on, including those designed for gaming, there are options specifically designed for office use. These typically have more versatile stands, as they'll be used by a variety of people with different needs. They also usually have higher-resolution screens to make it easier to multitask while working and have more inputs like USB-C so you can connect a laptop.

We've bought and tested over 240 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors for home office to purchase. See our recommendations for the best monitors, the best ultrawide monitors, and the best portable monitors.


  1. Best Work Monitor

    The best work monitor that we've tested is the Dell U2723QE. It's an impressive office monitor with many features, so it's a great choice no matter the work you do. It has an sRGB picture mode that results in excellent out-of-the-box accuracy, which is great if your work requires accurate colors and you don't want to get it calibrated. Although it has disappointing reflection handling, you won't have many issues using it in a bright room because it gets bright enough to fight glare. If you want to use it to show something to a coworker or client, it has wide viewing angles, and the screen is easily adjustable, thanks to the remarkable ergonomics.

    It uses IPS Black technology to have a decent contrast ratio, which is good enough if you need to work in dark rooms. It has a ton of included inputs like five USB-A ports and three USB-C ports, so you can easily connect your peripherals and any laptop. If you find the 27-inch screen too small, there's a larger variant known as the Dell U3223QE, but it under-saturates some colors in HDR, so if you work in HDR, it's better to go with the U2723QE that doesn't have this problem.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range Work Monitor

    If you don't need all the Dell U2723QE's extra features and want to save some money, then getting a work monitor in the mid-range category might be a good choice. If that's the case, the Dell S2722QC is the best office monitor in the mid-range category we've tested. It has a 4k resolution that makes text look sharp and legible, and you can also open two windows side-by-side easily. It has a USB-C input with DisplayPort Alt Mode, so you can easily connect a laptop to display an image from it, and it supports up to 65 W of power delivery, allowing you to charge a compatible laptop.

    It has excellent ergonomics with swivel, height, and tilt adjustments, and you can rotate it into portrait mode if you want to use it vertically. Also, it has thin bezels, which is great if you want to use it in a multi-monitor setup. You also won't have any issues with it in a well-lit room as it gets bright enough to fight glare and has good reflection handling.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget Work Monitor

    Budget monitors are good if you don't need the best of the best for work, and while you lose out on a few features by spending less, most budget-friendly monitors are good enough to get the job done. The best budget monitor for work we've tested is the LG 32QN55T-B. It's a 32-inch display with a 1440p resolution, so it's bigger than the Dell S2722QC, and you have more screen space, but the lower resolution results in less sharp text. Still, the text clarity is decent, and Windows ClearType helps make text more legible.

    Despite its budget price, it still has good picture quality as it gets bright enough to fight glare and has great reflection handling if you want to use it in a bright room. It also displays a wide range of colors, but some of those colors are slightly inaccurate, which is disappointing if your work requires accurate colors, but it's fine for everyday use. Even though it has limited ergonomics, you can still easily remove the stand if you want to mount it on a mounting arm instead.

    See our review

  4. Best Cheap Work Monitor

    For some people, even cheap monitors are good enough for office use, and if that's the case for you, then the ASUS VG246H is the best cheap work monitor we've tested. With a 24-inch screen and 1080p resolution, it's smaller than the LG 32QN55T-B, which isn't ideal if you want a ton of screen space, but it's a good size if you have limited desk space or want a secondary monitor. The text clarity is still decent, and it has amazing out-of-the-box accuracy that makes colors look life-like without any calibration.

    ASUS monitors are known for their remarkable ergonomics, and this one is no exception as it offers all common adjustments, and you can swivel it 90 degrees in either direction. Combined with its wide viewing angles, it's a great choice for sharing your screen with others. It's barebones in terms of connectivity and extra features, but that's normal for a cheap display, and it still has built-in speakers if you want to listen to music while working and don't want to spend extra on a dedicated setup.

    See our review

  5. Best Work Monitor For Mac

    While most monitors are compatible with macOS computers like a MacBook or Mac Mini, the Apple Studio Display is the best monitor for home office work with a Mac device because it can take full advantage of it. It has a 5k resolution, which provides even more pixels and sharper text clarity than a 4k monitor. With a Mac, you can also use the monitor's sRGB mode, which gives remarkable out-of-the-box accuracy with almost no noticeable imperfections. You need a Mac to access the monitor's settings; this also means you'll get the display's image processing, which you can't get with a Windows PC.

    It looks fantastic in well-lit rooms as it has excellent peak brightness, which is enough to fight glare, and the reflection handling with the standard glass it comes with is remarkable as you won't notice any distracting reflections. The ergonomics with the base tilt-only model are limited, but you can get a version with a height-adjustable stand or one without a stand if you want to mount it. If you find this monitor too expensive, cheaper options are available, like the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV, which works well with macOS. However, it has a lower resolution and doesn't get as bright as the Apple monitor.

    See our review

  6. Best Ultrawide Work Monitor

    Ultrawide work monitors are great if you already work with multiple monitors and you want to combine them into one display, so you don't have any bezels in the middle and can easily open multiple windows. The LG 40WP95C-W is the best ultrawide work monitor we've tested as it has an uncommon 5120x2160 resolution, the equivalent of a 4k monitor but with more horizontal screen space. The 21:9 aspect ratio and 40-inch screen let you easily open multiple windows at once, which is great for multitasking.

    You can easily connect to it as it has two USB-C inputs with Thunderbolt 4 support, which deliver 96 W of power and is enough to charge even power-hungry work laptops. It has excellent out-of-the-box accuracy and displays a wide range of colors if your work requires accurate colors. If you want a simple ultrawide monitor for less, the Gigabyte M34WQ is also a great option with a smaller screen and lower resolution. However, it also has less power delivery, so if you want the best performance, stick with the LG.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV: The ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV is a budget-friendly 1440p display like the LG 32QN55T-B. Considering it costs more without much difference, it's better to go for the LG. See our review
  • Dell S2721QS: The Dell S2721QS is essentially a cheaper variant of the Dell S2722QC, with the main difference being that the S2721QS doesn't have a USB-C input. If you aren't going to use it, get this one because it's cheaper. See our review
  • Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx: The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is a cheaper monitor with outstanding ergonomics like the ASUS VG246H. They're similar overall, so you can get whichever is cheaper, but the Acer is more expensive most of the time. See our review
  • LG 38WN95C-W: The LG 38WN95C-W is an ultrawide monitor like the LG 40WP95C-W but it has a lower resolution, so text isn't as sharp as on the 40WP95C-W. See our review
  • Dell S3221QS: The Dell S3221QS has a 32-inch, 4k screen if you want something bigger than the Dell S2722QC. However, it doesn't have a USB-C input and has worse viewing angles. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jul 29, 2022: Restructured article to reflect user needs; added the Dell U2723QE as 'Best Work Monitor' and renamed the Dell S2722QC to 'Best Mid-Range'; added LG 32QN55T-B, ASUS VG246H, and the Apple Studio Display to their own categories; replaced the Gigabyte M34WQ with the LG 40WP95C-W for consistency; removed the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV and PA278QV; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

  2. Apr 12, 2022: Moved the Dell S2722QC to its own category as 'Best 4k' for consistency; moved the LG 38WN95C-W to Notable Mentions and made the Gigabyte M34WQ the 'Best Ultrawide' for consistency; added the Acer Nitro XV340CK to Notable Mentions.

  3. Feb 11, 2022: Replaced the Dell S2721QS with the newer Dell S2722QC. Replaced the Acer XV340CK with the Gigabyte M34WQ.

  4. Dec 13, 2021: Replaced the LG 34GP83A-B with the LG 38WN95C-W for consistency as the 38WN95C-W offers more office features; added the Gigabyte M32U, Dell S3221QS, Acer Nitro XF243Y, and the Gigabyte M34WQ to Notable Mentions.

  5. Oct 19, 2021: Verified our picks for accuracy and availability, but no changes to our picks. Refreshed the text.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best business monitors that are currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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