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Buying guide: The best computer display

HP Z Display Z27i
Price when rated: $999

Pros

  • FireWire 800, USB, and ethernet connectivity
  • Can charge Apple laptops
  • Single cable from Mac cuts down clutter

Cons

  • Few customization options
  • Stand lacks flexibility
  • Reflective screen limits display placement
Apple Thunderbolt Display
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At a Glance

It's not as full-featured as some others, but this display has the basics, and it produces a great-looking image.

Price when rated: $450
Lowest price: $388.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Wide viewing angles
  • Multiple input types

Cons

  • No height adjustment or pivoting capabilities
  • No DisplayPort 1.2 daisy chaining support
  • No USB hub
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Price when rated: $769

Pros

  • Anti-glare screen
  • Flexible stand

Cons

  • Does not support DisplayPort multi-streaming
Hewlett-Packard D7P92A4#ABA
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