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Sonoran49

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Aug 27, 2022
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I am planning on ordering an M2 Mini soon. On the Apple website one spec reads: "HDMI display video output: Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz". At this time I plan on using the HDMI port for a 27" monitor. If I get a monitor that has various rates does it default to 60Hz? Should I just look for a monitor that only has 60Hz? I have always had iMacs so I never had to concern myself with all the various specs in a monitor.
 

aibo

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Just get whatever monitor meets your other criteria because it's going to run at 60Hz on an M2 Mini. Honestly, you won't need or even notice over 60Hz unless you're huge on gaming. My 27" iMac 5K is 60Hz. I have a 144Hz Acer Predator X28 on my gaming PC. I don't notice a difference in day to day use. I did notice it in first person shooters and racing games after I upgraded to 144Hz. But if you're planning to do a lot of gaming I'd steer away from the mac anyway due to lack of library.
 

Sonoran49

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Original poster
Aug 27, 2022
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Just get whatever monitor meets your other criteria because it's going to run at 60Hz on an M2 Mini. Honestly, you won't need or even notice over 60Hz unless you're huge on gaming. My 27" iMac 5K is 60Hz. I have a 144Hz Acer Predator X28 on my gaming PC. I don't notice a difference in day to day use. I did notice it in first person shooters and racing games after I upgraded to 144Hz. But if you're planning to do a lot of gaming I'd steer away from the mac anyway due to lack of library.
Thank you Aibo. I do not do any gaming. Just ordinary"stuff ". So if the monitor I am looking at say "75Hz refresh rate" it will accept the 60Hz rate?
 
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