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These are the best monitors to use with the Surface Pro X: Asus, LG, Dell, and more!

These are the best monitors to use with the Surface Pro X: Asus, LG, Dell, and more!

The Surface Pro X features a stunning 13 inch screen. While that screen is excellent for portability, it sometimes isn’t enough for productivity. Fortunately, Microsoft has added support for connecting up to two external monitors to the device. You can either use the two onboard USB Type-C ports that support DisplayPort 1.4 Alt Mode or the Surface Connect Port with a Surface Dock 2 to plug in the external monitors.

There are lots of monitors on the market that will work great with the Surface Pro X. But which of them are the best? That’s where we can help. We have picked the best monitors for the Surface Pro X that you can buy right now.


Best monitors to use with the Surface Pro X

    Ultra-wide and curved

    The LG 38WN95C-W is an excellent external monitor for the Surface Pro X. It features a curved 38 inch IPS screen with QHD+ (3840 x 1600 pixels) resolution. The monitor also supports USB Type-C input and can deliver power to the Surface. In addition, the LG 38WN95C-W has a 144Hz refresh rate.

    Built-in speakers

    The Dell S2721D is a 27-inch IPS monitor that comes with QHD resolution and a flat-screen. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include any Type-C ports, but there's a DisplayPort you can use with a Type-C to DisplayPort cable. In addition, the monitor offers excellent picture quality and comes with built-in speakers.

    Color accurate

    If you work in photography, film-making, animation, or other fields where color accuracy is essential, the Asus ProArt PA279CV is a fantastic monitor for you. It has got a Type-C port for effortless connectivity and comes with a 27 inch 4K IPS screen. Thanks to that IPS panel, its viewing angles are also excellent.


    The Asus ProArt PA148CTV is one of the best portable monitors on the market. It's a good option if you're looking for something portable to carry around with the Surface Pro X. It has a 14 inch full-HD IPS panel and supports USB Type-C input.

    1080p option

    Although the Asus VG279QM is primarily targeted at gamers, it's an overall excellent full-HD monitor. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support Type-C input, but you can use a Type-C to DisplayPort cable to connect to it. It's got a 27 inch IPS screen with a 280Hz refresh rate.

    QHD on budget

    The BenQ EX2780Q is another god QHD monitor for the Surface Pro X. It has a 27 inch IPS screen, built-in speakers, and support for USB Type-C input. Moreover, the monitor doesn’t cost a lot and provides good viewing angles and good reflection handling.

These are the best monitors for the Surface Pro X. While the Dell S2721D is excellent for regular office work, the Asus ProArt PA279CV shines in color accuracy. Additionally, you can’t go wrong with the Asus VG279QM if you need a full-HD monitor. There’s something for everyone in our recommendations.

Which monitor are you planning to buy? Let us know in the comments section. Meanwhile, if you are still deciding on the Surface Pro X, make sure to check out our picks for the best Windows tablets and the best Surface PCs for some alternatives.

    The Surface Pro X has a modern design and a 13 inch high-resolution display. In addition, it supports LTE (optional) for on-the-go connectivity and offers 15 hours of battery life thanks to its ARM-based chipset.

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Gaurav Shukla
Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav has been covering technology for over a decade now. He has done everything from blogging about Android to reporting the latest from the world of Internet giants. When he is not writing about the tech companies, he can be found binge-watching new TV series on the web. You can reach Gaurav at [email protected]

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