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The 6 Best Work Monitors - Spring 2024 Reviews

Best Office Monitors

Looking for a new monitor for work can be challenging with so many options available. While you can virtually use any monitor to work with, including those designed for gaming, some have specific office-oriented features, like KVM switches and USB-C inputs that are useful for connecting different devices. Other things like wide viewing angles and versatile ergonomics can help if you need to share your screen with someone next to you, and having a bright screen is important for using the monitor in a well-lit room.

There are a few things to consider when looking for a new monitor, like your budget, but that isn't the only decision you'll have to make. The screen size and resolution are also contributing factors, and while a 27-inch screen offers enough space to multitask without being too big, you can also consider 32-inch monitors or even ultrawides for more screen space. Although a 4k resolution generally results in the best text clarity, choosing the right resolution is a personal preference, which you can read more about here.

We've bought and tested over 310 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors for home office use. See our recommendations for the best 4k monitors, the best ultrawide monitors, or even the best monitors for Mac Mini.

Note: We recently published our Test Bench 2.0, and we're updating our reviews to this new test bench. As such, it may seem that two similar monitors have wildly different scores, but scores aren't comparable between different test benches.

  1. Best Work Monitor

    The best monitor for work that we've tested is the Dell U2723QE. It's an impressive office monitor with many features, so it's a great choice regardless of your work. What makes this great is that it has a ton of included inputs, with five USB-A ports and three USB-C ports. One of the USB-C ports supports DisplayPort Alt Mode with 90W of power delivery, allowing you to display an image from your laptop and charge it using a single cable. It also has a KVM switch that makes it easy to control two computers with the same keyboard and mouse, which is great for multitasking.

    Regarding picture quality, it gets bright enough to fight glare in an office with a few lights but has disappointing reflection handling for super-bright rooms. It also has wide viewing angles that keep the image consistent from the sides, which is great if you need to share your screen with a coworker or client, and its stand makes it easy to adjust. If you want a bigger screen for multitasking or sharing with someone else, then the 32-inch Dell U3223QE is a good alternative, but it costs more for minimal difference in performance.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Work Monitor

    If you don't need all the premium features of the Dell U2723QE, then check out the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV. It's very similar to the Dell as it also has a 27-inch, 4k screen, but there are a few trade-offs for getting this slightly cheaper option. It doesn't have a KVM switch like the Dell, and it has a smaller USB hub, but it still offers a USB-C port with DisplayPort Alt Mode and 90W of power delivery. This means you can easily connect your laptop, and it also has another USB-C port to connect your mouse or keyboard.

    The ASUS is actually better than the Dell if you want to use it in a well-lit room because it has much better reflection handling, and combined with its high peak brightness, visibility isn't an issue. It's an excellent monitor if your work requires accurate colors, as it comes factory-calibrated and has remarkable accuracy. It even has different picture modes for various color spaces that you might work with.

    See our review

  3. Best Ultrawide Work Monitor

    If you find the 27-inch screens of the Dell U2723QE and the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV too small and prefer the best office monitor with more screen space, consider the ultrawide Dell U4025QW. The main advantage of using such a large screen is that you can easily open multiple windows next to each other, ideal for multitasking. While it doesn't get as bright as the Dell or the ASUS and struggles to handle reflections in very bright rooms, it still performs well in rooms with a few lights around.

    What makes this monitor so great for office work is that it has a massive USB hub, even bigger than the U2723QE, that includes five USB-C and five USB-A ports. This means you can connect all kinds of devices, and it supports at least 90W of power delivery through the USB-C port that supports Thunderbolt 4, which is ideal even for connecting power-hungry laptops. That said, this monitor is expensive, so if it's out of your price range, the LG 40WP95C-W is a cheaper alternative with the same screen size and resolution, but it has a smaller USB hub.

    See our review

  4. Best Mid-Range Work Monitor

    If you don't want an ultrawide monitor like the Dell U4025QW and find the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV out of your price range, check out the mid-range Dell S2722QC, which often goes on sale. It's different from some of the other monitors, like the ASUS or even the Dell U2723QE, as it doesn't have a dedicated sRGB mode, so colors are less accurate. It also has a smaller USB hub, and while its single USB-C port has 65W of power delivery, it's still high enough to charge less power-hungry laptops while you're working.

    Besides that, it offers excellent office performance as its 4k resolution helps result in high pixel density and sharp text clarity. It also has excellent ergonomics with swivel, height, and tilt adjustments, and you can rotate it into portrait mode if you want to use it vertically. You won't have any issues with it in a well-lit room either, as it gets bright enough to fight glare and has good reflection handling, similar to the ASUS.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Work Monitor

    If you're looking for the best monitor for home office use and are on a budget, you can choose from plenty of great options. The Dell S2721QS offers great value, as it performs similarly to the higher-end Dell S2722QC but has fewer features. It doesn't have a USB hub, so you can't connect extra devices like your mouse and keyboard, but that's the trade-off you need to make to get something cheaper. That said, you can also consider the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV if you want something with a USB hub, but because it has a lower resolution, text isn't as sharp.

    The S2721QS still delivers good picture quality with its 27-inch screen and 4k resolution, and like the S2722QC, it also performs well in a bright room. It also has wide viewing angles that keep the image consistent from the sides, which is ideal for sharing your screen with others.

    See our review

  6. Best Cheap Work Monitor

    If you want the best monitor for working from home but need something cheaper than the Dell S2721QS, then the ASUS VG246H is a good option. It has a smaller 24-inch screen and a lower 1080p resolution than the Dell, but that's expected for a cheap display, and it's still a good size if you have limited desk space. While the text clarity is worse than on the Dell, it's still decent, and unlike the Dell, it has a dedicated sRGB mode that makes colors look accurate without a full calibration.

    Its wide viewing angles also help make it a great choice for sharing your screen with someone next to you, as the image looks consistent from the sides. It's barebones in terms of connectivity and extra features, which is normal for a cheap display, but at least it has an extremely ergonomic stand that's a nice addition to a low-cost monitor.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx: The Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx is an excellent 4k monitor that's versatile if you need something for different uses, like gaming, and it also delivers better picture quality than the Dell U2723QE. It costs a bit more, and there are some bugs, so the Dell is the better choice if you want something solely for office work. See our review
  • ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV: The ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV is a 1440p budget-friendly monitor with a USB hub, which is great if you want to connect your devices. However, its lower resolution gives it worse text clarity than the Dell S2721QS. See our review
  • Apple Studio Display: The Apple Studio Display is a great work monitor if you have a Mac computer, as it can take full advantage of the display. However, getting a high-end monitor like the Dell U2723QE is better if you have a Windows PC, and it's cheaper. See our review
  • Gigabyte M34WQ: The Gigabyte M34WQ is a much cheaper alternative to the Dell U4025QW if you still want an ultrawide monitor for work and don't want to spend a ton on the Dell. However, it has a smaller screen and has less features. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 06, 2024: Replaced the LG 40WP95C-W with the Dell U4025QW as the Dell has more features and performs better overall. Also added the Gigabyte M34WQ to Notable Mentions.

  2. Apr 11, 2024: Verified that all monitors are available to purchase and removed the Gigabyte M27Q P from the Notable Mentions because it's hard to find.

  3. Feb 16, 2024: Added the LG 40WP95C-W to give an ultrawide option; added the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx and the Gigabyte M27Q P to the Notable Mentions.

  4. Jan 11, 2024: Removed the HP OMEN 27q from the Notable Mentions because it's hard to find.

  5. Dec 05, 2023: Moved the LG 40WP95C-W to Notable Mentions as it isn't within the scope of the article; added the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV as the 'Best Upper Mid-Range Monitor'; added the HP OMEN 27q to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors for working from home 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.