Current Best Value 4K USB-C Monitor w/>85W Power Delivery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sjcaguy, May 19, 2019.

  1. sjcaguy macrumors regular

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    I'm hunting for a monitor to use with an incoming standing desk. All the threads I've found on here were over a year old, and most of the articles I've seen were targeted at gamers or creative professionals. I'm neither of those, but I am looking for a USB-C monitor that will charge my 2018 15" MBP and allow a one cable setup. I'd also like an additional USB-C port to plug my USB-C external HD into so I can get Time Machine backups running all the time rather than once a week like I do now when I remember to connect the HD. ;)

    I know the LG Ultrafine 5K is out there but I'm wondering if there's another option in the $500-700 range instead. I'd appreciate any recommendations!
     
  2. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a suggestion but would be curious to see the answers.
     
  3. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn’t worry too much about it being 85W. I use an LG 4K and it’s only 60W and I’ve never had a problem with my 15” MBP
     
  4. geenick macrumors newbie

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    I just posted almost the same exact thread but I found a couple of monitor models that look promising.

    I see that the Philips 258B6QUEB has 60W PD. Is that sufficient for a 15" MB? What happens when you connect a display with this level of power delivery?

    That Philips monitor also has an ethernet port, so it looks like a decent option as a dock/monitor combo.

    I've also looked at the Samsung S24H851QFN...

    Thoughts? Experiences?
     
  5. shansoft macrumors 6502

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    Your GPU is activated while in external monitor, and become much easier to go beyond 60w.
    It essentially burn through your battery life cycle.

    I have a friend who did this, and within months of usage, his battery capacity went below 80%

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    The best bet is to use thunderbolt dock if you don't want to spend extra on monitors.

    If you want a monitor that does it, I would suggest Benq's pd3220u. It's a great display with 85W charging.
     

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