Beyond any doubt, the USB-C port seems to be the next go-to connectivity solution for most consumer electronics manufacturers as more and more companies start implementing the interface in their latest products. We’ve already seen it in a handful of devices with a lot more to come just around the corner. The USB-C interface can also be found on some of the latest LG, Dell and Lenovo monitors that were announced at CES 2017. At the trade show in Las Vegas last week the trio of monitor makers unveiled three new USB-C-based displays coming later this year that will come equipped with the all-in-one connector already found on Apple’s 12-inch MacBook and new MacBook Pros.
The LG 32UD99 is a 32-inch IPS display with a 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) that supports the HDR10 standard and covers more than 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut. According to LG, the monitor offers unmatched color reproduction accuracy, 350 nits of brightness, 5ms response time.
It also boasts 178-degree viewing angles and comes equipped with USB-C Display Port 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0a, and 2x USB 3.0 downstream ports. With its four-sided borderless design and HDR-compatibility, the LG 32UD99 seems to be another appealing option for content creators looking for an alternative to the formerly released premium LG UltraFine displays.
Billed as the world’s overall thinnest monitor, the 27-inch Ultrathin S2718D display from Dell offers HDR support and USB-C connectivity alongside up 400 nits of brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 6ms response time. It also covers 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut and features a 178-degree wide viewing angle.
Unlike the LG 32UD99, however, the Ultrathin S2718D display has lower Quad HD resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. Nevertheless, it provides striking colors, incredibly thin design, an HDMI 2.0 port and an audio line out and will sell for $700 once it becomes available later in March 2017.
Last but not least, comes the 27-inch ThinkVision P27h and the 23.8-inch P24h from Lenovo. Just like the Dell Ultrathin S2718D, both monitors boast IPS panels with 2560 x 1440 resolution with 6ms response time and offer nearly 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color gamut.
The units will also have four full-sized USB ports, including HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C interface. Due to 10Gbps bandwidth found in USB 3.1, users will also be able to daisy chain the two monitors utilizing the DisplayPort out. Both displays are also expected to hit the shelves in March, costing $329 and $259 respectively.