Best Curved Monitors For Macbook Pro

As great as the displays on Apple’s range of MacBook Pros are, notebooks can never quite live up to the grandeur and functionality of working or watching various media on a large curved monitor.

Finding a good curved monitor for your MacBook Pro can be a challenge. It means sorting through various monitor brands, models and designs. Comparing the specifications and features of each model as well as looking for reviews. Moreover, when you’re dropping upwards of $500, you want to make sure, you’re getting the best bang for your buck.

To help you make an informed buying decision, we went ahead and compiled a list of the best curved monitors on the market.

Without any further ado, onto the list …

MacBook Pro Curved Monitors — Compared

MonitorsSpecs

LG 34UC80-B
⁍ 34-inch
⁍ 3440×1440 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response time

Dell U3818DW
⁍ 38-inch
⁍ 3840x1600 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response time

Samsung CF390
⁍ 27-inch
⁍ 1920x1080 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 4ms Response time

Acer XR382CQK
⁍ 37.5-inch
⁍ 3840×1600 Resolution
⁍ 75Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 1ms Response time

Samsung CF396
⁍ 23.5-inch
⁍ 1920×1080 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 1ms Response time

LG 38WK95C-W
⁍ 38-inch
⁍ 3840×1600 Resolution
⁍ 75Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response time

Best Curved Monitors for MacBook Pro

1. LG 34UC80-B

LG 34UC80-B Monitor

Specifications of LG 34UC80-B
Screen Size 34-inch
Resolution WQHD | 3440×1440
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI 2.0 x2, DisplayPort (ver1.2) x1, USB Down-Stream (ver 3.0) x1, USB Up-Stream (ver 3.0) x1
VESA Mount Yes

This curved monitor will certainly give your eyes more visual space while using MacBook pro. It is a 34-inch curved monitor that has a pretty usual design but a very interesting performance. It provides a comfortable viewing experience with its wide screen and its tilt/height adjustable stand.

It is an IPS monitor sporting 3840x1440p resolution. In terms of color gamut, it has an over 99% coverage of the sRGB color spectrum, which is great for the MacBook pro users who are into video editing or photography.

As for those of you are into gaming, the LG 34UC80-B is also equipped with AMD FreeSync technology, which reduces tearing and stuttering. Additionally, it has 3 game modes that you can choose from in order to optimize its performance at a specific type of video games. However, it has a refresh rate of 60Hz, which is not very good for fast-paced video games.

With this monitor, you can comfortably multitask and open a wide variety of apps at the same time. Thanks to its Split Screen feature, you can resize and display multiple windows at once with 14 options including four different picture-in-picture (PIP) choices.

On top of this, you can use its On-Screen Control feature to quickly access its volume, brightness, and picture mode settings.

As for connectivity options, it has two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2, a headphones jack, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports.

Pros

  • Great real estate (lots of room for multi-tasking)
  • Great color accuracy and brightness
  • Curve is really nice and it makes looking at the width a bit easier
  • VESA compatible
  • AMD FreeSync Technology Support
  • Height & Tilt Adjustable Stand
  • Super thin bezels
  • Multiple connectivity options

Cons

  • The refresh rate is only 60Hz
  • 5ms response time
  • No built-in speakers
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2. Dell U3818DW

Dell U3818DW monitor

Specifications of Dell U3818DW
Screen Size 38-inch
Resolution QHD | 3840 x 1600
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports
  • 1 x DP 1.2 (HDCP 2.2)
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2)
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Upstream port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Downstream port (side)
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Downstream port (bottom)
  • 1 x USB Type-C
VESA Mount Yes

This one’s screen size is way bigger than MacBook pro’s. It will definitely change your whole experience with your computer. This dell has an elegant design and an ultra-wide 38-inch screen.

It can give you an immersive experience with incredible visuals thanks to its WQHD+ (3840x1600p) curved screen sporting Infinity Edge for a virtually borderless design.

Moreover, this ultra-wide curved monitor has a 21:9 aspect ratio and delivers approximately 25% more screen content than a 34-inch monitor.

Dell U3818DW covers 99% of the sRGB color spectrum, which is much better than MacBook pro’s built-in screen.

On top of this, with a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and a 350 cd/m² brightness, it can be great for photography and video editing. It will enable you to make the best out of your MacBook pro potential without having to stick to a very small screen, which may undermine your MacBook pro experience.

You will also benefit from This TUV-certified monitor’s flicker-free screen with ComfortView, which is a feature that filters harmful blue light emissions to optimize eye comfort.

If you are into fast-paced video gaming, however, this monitor may not live up to your standards. It has a relatively low 5ms response time and a typical 60Hz refresh rate.

You may still play video games on it, but you may experience some ghosting and/or stuttering especially if you play CSGO video games.

This Dell monitor has 2 HDMI ports, 3 DP ports, and 4 USB 3.0 ports.

Pros

  • Super wide monitor (38 inches)
  • VESA mount compatible
  • Multiple connectivity options
  • Accurate color and sharp details
  • Borderless InfinityEdge design
  • Flicker-free screen with ComfortView
  • TUV-Certified
  • Compatible with Macbook Pro

Cons

  • The refresh rate is only 60Hz
  • The response time is only 5ms
  • Expensive
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3. Samsung CF390

Samsung CF390 monitor

Specifications of Samsung CF390
Screen Size 24-inch
Resolution Full HD | 1920 x 1080
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 4ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI 2.0 x1, DisplayPort (ver1.2) x1
VESA Mount Yes

This Samsung monitor is a great option for the MacBook pro users who are on a tight-budget.

If you are a MacBook pro user who is sick of its small built-in screen, you would certainly enjoy this 27-inch monitor. It has a slim design with high glossy black finish, an innovative T-shaped stand, and a curvature degree of 1800R.

In terms of display potential, it is equipped with a 1920 x 1080p screen and it sports 250cd/m2 brightness. It definitely produces sharp images and more vivid colors thanks to Samsung’s Active Crystal Color technology. Additionally, its excellent 3000:1 contrast ratio delivers deep blacks and bright whites for life-like images.

If you are interested in gaming, this monitor can live up to your standards as it is equipped with AMD FreeSync technology, which allows users to enjoy smooth images. Its 4ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate are not the best; however, they would be good enough for some casual usage.

On top of this, your eyes will also thank you for using this monitor instead of MacBook pro’s built-in screen. It has an Eye Saver Mode, which optimizes your viewing comfort by reducing blue light emissions and flickers. You may read documents, play games, watch movies, or edit photos and videos for long periods of time without having to suffer from eye strain.

It also has an Eco-saving feature, which reduces brightness to save power if you are worried about your electricity bill.

For connectivity, it supports HDMI and DisplayPort.

Pros

  • Ultra-slim Design
  • AMD FreeSync Technology & Game Mode
  • 1800R curvature for an immersive viewing experience
  • The on/off button is located in the back of the monitor which is hard to reach
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Only 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Only 4ms response time
  • No built-in speakers
  • The stand is not fully adjustable
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4. Acer XR382CQK

Acer XR382CQK

Specifications of Acer XR382CQK
Screen Size 37.5-inch
Resolution UWQHD | 3840×1600
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 75Hz
Response Time 1ms
Connectivity Ports Display Port x1, DisplayPort x1, USB 3.1 Type-C Port x1, HDMI 2.0  x1, MHL 2.1 x1
VESA Mount Yes

This is what you can get If you’re willing to shell out some serious dough. It is one of the best curved monitors for Macbook Pro on the market, all things considered.

This monitor 37.5-inch monitor has a very stylish alien-like design. It is also flexible and adjustable (tilt and height).
This IPS display has a QHD curved screen of a (3840 x 1600) resolution. It is equipped with ColorPlus technology, including a 100% sRGB color gamut and 6-axis color adjustment for an outstanding image quality.

Actually, this monitor has one of the best image qualities compared to the other monitors priced under $1000.

Additionally, its IPS technology and its 21:9 aspect ratio let you see clearly from nearly any angle.

For those of you who are into gaming, this monitor is one of the best choices for you considering its powerful gaming features. It is equipped with FreeSync technology, a 75Hz refresh rate, and an amazing 1ms response time. That is to say, you can say goodbye to tearing, stuttering, and ghosting. Moreover, its HDR technology would ensure that the games’ graphics are very realistic.

As for the MacBook pro users who like to stay in front of the screen for a long time, this acer monitor comes with EyeProtect’s flicker-less and blue-light Filtering technology, which delivers a viewing experience that does not exhaust your eyes.

This monitor has 1 DisplayPort, 1 Display Port Out, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Port, 1 HDMI 2.0 port, and 1 MHL 2.1 port.

Pros

  • Ultra-Wide curved design
  • Good image quality
  • Great viewing angles
  • 1ms response time & 75Hz refresh rate
  • Multiple connectivity options
  • Built-in speakers
  • 100% sRGB
  • Acer VisionCare Technologies
  • Macbook Pro compatible
  • USB-C support
  • Sturdy and fully adjustable stand

Cons

  • Costs a pretty penny
  • Huge stand
  • On board settings are a little tricky to navigate
  • Built-in speakers are good but not so great
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5. Samsung CF396

Samsung CF396 Monitor

Specifications of Samsung CF396
Screen Size 23.5-inch
Resolution Full HD | 1920×1080
Technology VA
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 1ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI 2.0  x1, D-Sub x1
VESA Mount Yes

This is another great Samsung monitor for you MacBook pro users who are on budget. It is a 23.5-inch monitor that has a stylish design featuring a black body with sleek curves and a sturdy stand.

The 1800R curvature of the screen provides a truly immersive viewing experience, and its 1920X1080p screen resolution provides sharper images than MacBook pro’s built-in screen.

Additionally, it is equipped with Samsung’s Active Crystal Color technology and a 3000:1 contrast ratio for vibrant colors and accurate graphics.

This Samsung monitor is also equipped with AMD FreeSync technology for a smooth gaming experience. It has a 4ms response time, which is great considering its cost. This response time would be fast enough for you to enjoy playing a wide range of video games without blur or ghosting. However, its 60Hz refresh rate may cause some tearing or stuttering.

Moreover, this Samsung is also equipped with an Eye saver mode for a visually comfortable experience and an Eco-saving plus feature for less electricity consumption.

In terms of connectivity, it has an HDMI port and a headphone port but no USB port.

Pros

  • 1800R curvature for immersive viewing experience
  • AMD FreeSync support
  • Ultra-slim design
  • Reasonably priced
  • Brilliant color and sharpness
  • VESA compatible

Cons

  • It’s only 23.5-inches
  • The stand is not adjustable; Could have been a bit sturdier
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6. LG 38WK95C-W

 LG 38WK95C-W Monitor

Specifications of LG 38WK95C-W
Screen Size 38-inch
Resolution WQHD | 3840×1600
Technology VA
Refresh Rate 75Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports USB Type-C x1, HDMI 2.0  x1, DisplayPort(ver1.2) x1, USB Down-Stream (ver 3.0) x1
VESA Mount Yes

This one is a very expensive LG monitor, however, its technical features would certainly make you forget about its cost. It combines the sleek design of LG premium monitors with a tilt/height adjustable ArcLine stand.

It is a 38-inch monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio. It ensures an amazing display potential thanks to its 2560x1440p resolution. Additionally, its IPS technology supports a wide viewing angle while providing extremely sharp images.

In terms of color gamut, it covers 99% of the sRGB color spectrum. Also, its HDR10 compatibility delivers higher peak brightness for life-like images and realistic graphics.

Furthermore, the ultra-thin bezel on three sides of this streamlined display offers a virtually borderless visual experience. That said, Its large size and amazing display potential would definitely please your eyes and makes them forget about your MacBook pro’s built-in screen.

Connectivity wise, this monitor’s USB Type-C ports allow 4K video display, data transfer, and laptop/mobile device charging all at the same time over a single cable. It also has 2 HDMI (2.0) ports, 1 DisplayPort (1.2), and 2 USB (3.0) ports.

Pros

  • 21:9 UltraWide display with borderless design
  • Multiple connectivity options
  • HDR 10 Compatible
  • IPS with sRGB 99%
  • USB Type-C
  • Macbook Pro compatible
  • Height & Tilt Adjustable Stand
  • VESA compatible

Cons

  • Expensive
  • The refresh rate is only 75Hz
  • The response time is only 5ms
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Final Thoughts

If you are feeling the need to add a monitor to your MacBook pro, what you should be looking for is a large size and a great display potential.

You should also look for a fast response time and a high refresh rate if you’re into gaming.

Based on these features, we placed some of the best curved monitors for MacBook pro at your disposal so that you be able to pick the right one that’s best suited to your setup.

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