Best external monitors for the Surface Laptop 5

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Need a new monitor for your Surface Laptop 5? In this guide, we take a look at some of the best ones you can buy.


The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 packs a high-resolution 3:2 aspect ratio display on the 15-inch and 13-inch models. If you’re looking to expand your productivity beyond the built-in display, you’ll likely need to invest in a new monitor. It can give you more space to multitask and open side-by-side windows when you’re at home or in the office.


That’s why we’ve put together this guide. From Dell’s 4K monitors, Samsung’s gaming monitors, and even cheap portable monitors, we’ve got a pick of some of the best monitors you can buy in 2022 for your new Surface Laptop 5 or some of the best Surface PCs. Check them out below.

  • Dell 27 Video Conferencing Monitor
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    Want to go beyond the 720p webcam on Surface Laptop 5? This monitor has a built-in webcam and speakers that will make your Teams, Zoom or Skype more immersive. It also looks very stylish with thin bezels.

  • Lenovo ThinkVision M14
    Looking for an external monitor you can take with you?  Lenovo offers customers the ThinkVision M14 featuring a 14-inch Full HD panel and dual USB-C ports for a seamless connectivity experience.
    Lenovo ThinkVision M14

    Don’t have enough room on your desk for a monitor, but want more productivity on your Surface Laptop 5? This portable monitor from Lenovo is one you can take anywhere. It measures 14 inches and has FHD resolution for fast multitasking on the go.

  • Samsung Odyssey G7
    If you value resolution over the highest frame rates, the Samsung Odyssey G7 is one of the best gaming monitors you can get right now.  It still goes up to 240Hz, but it has a slightly curved Quad HD panel.  Plus, it's a beautiful QLED display with HDR600 support.  However, you will need an HDMI or DisplayPort adapter.
    Samsung Odyssey G7

    The Surface Laptop 5 isn’t a gaming laptop, but it’s one of the best gaming monitors you can buy. It features a super-fast 240Hz refresh rate for gaming and new QLED technology that will bring your screen content to life.

  • Dell UltraSharp 27 UP2720Q
    Enjoy Thunderbolt support with this fantastic monitor from Dell, featuring 4K resolution, color grading and 100% Adobe RGB.  Not only can you connect this monitor via Thunderbolt, but it also supports daisy chaining so you can add another Thunderbolt monitor.  It's a bit pricey, though.
    Dell UltraSharp 27 UP2720Q

    This expensive 4K monitor from Dell is one of the most color-accurate you can buy. If you plan to use your Surface Laptop 5 for content creation and photo editing, that would be great as it comes with built-in color grading tools.

  • HP 24MH Full HD Monitor
    The HP 24mh is a nice entry-level monitor that covers all the bases.  It's a 24-inch Full HD panel, it has a 75Hz refresh rate, and it even has built-in speakers, which isn't all that common for such cheap monitors.  Plus, it supports height, tilt, and swivel adjustments, making it great value for money.
    HP 24mh

    Want a cheap monitor for your Surface Laptop 5? This one will do the job properly. It comes in FHD resolution and is affordable, and even has built-in speakers.

  • Dell Alienware 34QD-OLED AW3423DW
    Dell's Alienware AW3423DW is the first QD-OLED gaming monitor, offering fantastic brightness, contrast and color, as well as being a fantastic monitor for gaming too.
    Alienware 34QD-OLED AW3423DW

    If you plan to game on your Surface Laptop 5 using an external GPU, this monitor will be the best for you. It combines QLED and OLED technologies for unparalleled levels of brightness and color accuracy.

  • LG Dual Up Monitor
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    The Surface Laptop 5’s 3:2 aspect ratio screen is great for multitasking, but the LG DualUp takes it to another level. It’s like having two monitors stacked on top of each other, great for social media and other content.

  • LG UltraWide 38WN95C-W
    The LG UltraWide 38WN95C is a large ultrawide monitor with an excellent screen and premium design.
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    If you absolutely want the best multitasking experience with your Surface Laptop 5 at home or at work, this LG monitor is for you. It’s a big screen with an ultra wide resolution, and you can fit as many open windows on it.

  • Huawei MateView
    The HUAWEI MateView is a fantastic monitor with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a sleek design.
    HUAWEI MateView

    Love the 3:2 aspect ratio of your Surface Laptop 5? This monitor from LG is one of the few monitors set to the same 3:2 aspect ratio. It also has many smart features on board.

And these are some of the best monitors we can find for the Surface Laptop 5. We’ve looked at affordable picks like the HP 24MH, portable monitors like the Lenovo ThinkVision M14, and more expensive QLED and OLED displays like the ‘Alienware 34QD, or the Samsung Odyssey G7. We hope you’ve found a monitor that meets your needs for the Surface Laptop 5 or one of the best laptops on the market.

Microsoft Surface 5 Laptop
Surface Laptop 5 has a sleek design, runs Windows 11, and has a touchscreen.  It has aging ports, but it's one of the best Windows laptops on the market right now.
Microsoft Surface 5 Laptop

Surface Laptop 5 has a sleek design, runs Windows 11, and has a touchscreen. For the price, it’s one of the best laptops around, and for the 15-inch model, it’s one of the lightest.

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