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Why You Need A USB-C Monitor

BenQ
2019/03/25

Given that USB-C is now the default input in Apple’s latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, and an increasing number of Windows 10 machines are also converting to this port, the best USB-C monitors are becoming more and more popular among many professionals and creatives.

Moreover, it’s really easy to see why a monitor with USB-C is so popular as it offers a number of useful advantages compared to a monitor without this connector.

1. Data can be transferred rapidly

A USB-C monitor usually has a high resolution. This makes the display suitable for supporting the high resolution of the MacBook. A USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 cable can transmit an image signal of 3840x2160 (4K UHD) with a refresh rate of 60Hz.

With a USB port in your monitor, you're always assured of a high image quality. This is especially useful when it comes to gaming and movie streaming.

2. It offers charging capabilities

You can drive your monitor and charge your laptop at the same time with the same cable. Since USB-C ports have a charging function, that means if you connect a USB-C monitor to a laptop via USB-C, the ports will serve two purposes. On the one hand, the laptop transmits an image signal to the monitor, and on the other hand, the monitor supplies the laptop with power.

3. It saves desk space

As USB-C monitors also have docking capabilities, you no longer have to work with different cables, which will save you desk space and keep your desk tidy.

Many new laptops and also the new MacBooks only have USB-C ports. If you want to connect to a monitor without a USB-C port, you'll always need an adaptor for a larger screen next to your laptop. With a USB-C monitor, this is no longer necessary. All you need is one cable, which saves you extra effort, eliminates the need for an extra accessory, and saves money.

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