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Best monitors to use with the Surface Go 3: Samsung, LG, and more

Best monitors to use with the Surface Go 3: Samsung, LG, and more

The Surface Go 3 is Microsoft’s latest affordable tablet, and it’s an important part of Microsoft’s Surface family. While it may not be as exciting as the Surface Pro 8 or Laptop Studio, it’s important to have a solid entry-level offering. The Surface Go 3 offers an all-around solid experience at an affordable price, and now it’s noticeably more powerful than its predecessor. However, it’s relatively small, so if you want a second screen — or simply a bigger one — we’ve rounded up some of the best monitors to use with the Surface Go 3.

One thing that’s important to remember with this tablet is it doesn’t have a typical display output, so your options are somewhat limited. You can either find a USB Type-C monitor or use a Surface Dock to use more traditional outputs like HDMI. Almost all the monitors in our roundup have USB Type-C inputs, so you don’t need to go through the hassle of buying docks or adapters.


    A monitor with smart features

    This Samsung Monitor gives you a large 32 inch 4K panel with plenty of space for multi-tasking with apps side by side. Even when you're not plugged in, you can use the monitor to stream content from apps like Netflix or cast your phone's screen.

    Need more space?

    If you need more space to multi-task, this LG UltraWide monitor gives you a Quad HD 21:9 display so you can snap as many apps as you want with room to breathe. Plus, it supports HDR10 and up to a 100Hz refresh rate if you have another PC to take advantage of it.

    Affordable 4K and HDR

    If you want a great viewing experience, the HP U28 monitor is a fantastic option for media consumption. It's a 4K monitor with DisplayHDR 400 support, and it uses an IPS display. It's made with recycled materials, too, and fairly cheap for what it offers.

    Affordable and modern

    If you're looking for something on the cheaper end of the spectrum, the HP M22f is a great option. It comes with a sleek and modern design, and it offers Full HD resolution and a 75Hz refresh rate. It's fairly cheap, especially if you can find a discount on it.

    For the color-sensitive

    If you're doing color sensitive work and you need the most color accurate display, the ASUS ProArt PA279CV is one of the best options you can get. It has a Delta E < 2 so colors will look true to life. It's a 4K IPS display too, so everything will look fantastic on it.

    All the space you need

    For when a normal monitor just isn't enough, this 43 inch monitor from LG will fit just about anything you need. It's a 4K panel, plus it supports HDR10 and 10W speakers for immersive sound. It also has a built-in four-way split-screen feature.

    Affordable QHD monitor

    If you want an affordable monitor that gives you the basics, this option is a great place to start. It has a 24 inch Quad HD IPS panel, which is great for its price, plus a 75Hz refresh rate. However, you'll need an HDMI or DisplayPort adapter for this one.

    A screen that goes with you

    Sometimes you need an extra screen even when you're not at the office. The Lenovo ThinkVision M14 gives you a 14 inch Full HD display anywhere using a USB Type-C connection, and it's extremely thin, so you can easily take it anywhere your Surface Go 3 goes.

    Screen with a battery

    If you're worried that a second monitor will drain the battery on your Surface Go 3, this one has a battery built right in, so it has its own power source that lasts up to four hours. It's a larger 15.6 inch display if you prefer the additional real estate, plus built-in speakers.

All of these are great options for the Surface Go 3 since most of them will work with a USB Type-C cable right out of the box. We also tried to focus on more affordable monitors for the most part, since the Surface Go 3 is also an affordable device. Despite that, these still cover a wide range of use cases and price points, so you can find something that truly suits your needs.

If you haven’t yet, you can pre-order the Surface Go 3 using the links below to choose your preferred configuration. If you’re planning to use multiple screens for multi-tasking, we’d definitely recommend getting a model with 8GB of RAM, as the experience won’t be fantastic with just 4GB. If you need an adapter for HDMI, you can check out this premium USB-C to HDMI adapter from Anker. We also have a list of the best Windows tablets if you’d like to explore alternatives.

    The Surface Go 3 features newer processors from Intel with significantly improved performance. It's a lightweight tablet that offers a solid experience at an affordable price.

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João Carrasqueira
João Carrasqueira

Editor at XDA Computing. I've been covering the world of technology since 2018, but I've loved the field for a lot longer. And I have a weird affinity for Nintendo videogames, which I'm always happy to talk about.

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