Best Monitor for Mac Mini

samadams12pack

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I've decided to go with a Mac Mini instead of an iMac for my everyday work machine and after talking to an Apple sales specialist this is what he recommended to me for specs:

  • 3.0GHz 6-core 8th generation Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz)
  • 2TB SSD Storage
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • 16GB 2666MHz DDR4

So I'd like to ask what monitor do you think would go well with the Mac Mini? I'm looking into getting an Ultrawide that is either 1440p or 4K, is between 32 to 34 inches, and has an IPS panel since I need accurate colors while I am editing photos and/or videos.
 
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Fishrrman

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I'm not a "Mac sales specialist", but I do play one here on MacRumors.

Ahem... do you really, really have a need for 2tb of SSD?
If you have that much extra $$$ to just toss away, well... more power to ya.

I think 512gb is "more than enough" for most folks, supplemented with [much cheaper] external USB3 SSD storage.

I would think the most functional display for a computer would be one "of normal proportions" (i.e., the 27" or 32" form factor, in 4k, 1440p, or even 1080p).

Those "wide-angle" displays just look odd to me, particularly the "curved" ones.

I would think that for photo editing, you'd want "straight lines straight", instead of curving around. But that's just me.

A list that might be of some use:
https://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/s-ips-lcd-list.php
 

MRrainer

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Aug 8, 2008
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NEC PA322UHD?
Eizo CG248-4K?
Eizo CG318-4K?
Eizo CG319X?

These would be the ones I'd be looking at, if I wanted the best display.
Maybe there's something from LG - but most can't compete in the color-correction department.

No Wide display in the color-correction in that segment of the market....
 

chabig

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So I'd like to ask what monitor do you think would go well with the Mac Mini? I'm looking into getting an Ultrawide that is either 1440p or 4K, is between 32 to 34 inches, and has an IPS panel since I need accurate colors while I am editing photos and/or videos.
Any monitor will go well with the Mac Mini. Since you want an "Ultrawide that is either 1440p or 4K, between 32 to 34 inches, with an IPS panel" I would suggest an Ultrawide that is either 1440p or 4K, between 32 to 34 inches, with an IPS panel.
 

pstrudl

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Feb 24, 2014
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Austria
NEC PA322UHD?
Eizo CG248-4K?
Eizo CG318-4K?
Eizo CG319X?

These would be the ones I'd be looking at, if I wanted the best display.
Maybe there's something from LG - but most can't compete in the color-correction department.

No Wide display in the color-correction in that segment of the market....
I‘m using an older LG UltraWide 34UM95 non curved on my new MacMini and that has color correction hardware built in. Used it for 2 years side by side with an expensive EIZO CG 24“ screen with nearly no difference in color quality. Considering to buy a new 5K2K Model 34WK95U.
 

F-Train

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Apr 22, 2015
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The list of ultrawide monitors with a reputation for good colour accuracy is short, especially if you want Adobe RGB.

Makes evaluating them and choosing one a fairly straightforward task.

One factor, often overlooked in these discussions, is length of warranty and location of service centres. I think that considering that question when purchasing is illuminating.
 
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Chiromac81

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Nov 18, 2018
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I'm not a "Mac sales specialist", but I do play one here on MacRumors.

Ahem... do you really, really have a need for 2tb of SSD?
If you have that much extra $$$ to just toss away, well... more power to ya.

I think 512gb is "more than enough" for most folks, supplemented with [much cheaper] external USB3 SSD storage.

I would think the most functional display for a computer would be one "of normal proportions" (i.e., the 27" or 32" form factor, in 4k, 1440p, or even 1080p).

Those "wide-angle" displays just look odd to me, particularly the "curved" ones.

I would think that for photo editing, you'd want "straight lines straight", instead of curving around. But that's just me.

A list that might be of some use:
https://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/s-ips-lcd-list.php
Dell 2415Q

Best and biggest display that keeps true 4K without scaling. If you want bigger you either have to play around it’s thescaling, accept lower ppi or text sizes or go bigger with 5K which is very expensive
 

Ploki

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Jan 21, 2008
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There's a 27 page thread about it here if you'd care to skimp or search through it, i'm sure plenty ultrawide's have been mentioned
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/best-monitor-for-new-mini.2151340/page-27#post-27065467


I'm not a "Mac sales specialist", but I do play one here on MacRumors.

Ahem... do you really, really have a need for 2tb of SSD?
If you have that much extra $$$ to just toss away, well... more power to ya.

I think 512gb is "more than enough" for most folks, supplemented with [much cheaper] external USB3 SSD storage.

I would think the most functional display for a computer would be one "of normal proportions" (i.e., the 27" or 32" form factor, in 4k, 1440p, or even 1080p).

Those "wide-angle" displays just look odd to me, particularly the "curved" ones.

I would think that for photo editing, you'd want "straight lines straight", instead of curving around. But that's just me.

A list that might be of some use:
https://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/s-ips-lcd-list.php
Frankly you can go TB3 (not as cheap but still a lot cheaper than Apple internal) and get the same speed for 40% of the Apple Price and don't even suffer any performance losses.