I am looking to see what is recommended for the best Display to pair with the macbook under $500.
It's hard to go wrong with the Dell Ultrasharp series for budget-friendly monitors. If you can stretch the budget just a bit, the Dell UltraSharp U2720Q (affiliate link) is an excellent monitor that gives you a full 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution.
I've also heard great things about the BenQ PD2700U (affiliate link), which also offers a full 4K UHD resolution and great color calibration for video and graphic design.
And also looking for the best SSD to pair with it as well. I will want to edit video and graphic design using the SSD.
Here are my recommendations for external drives: The Best External SSDs For Video Editing