Recommendations for a monitor to go with my Mac Mini

danb1979

macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 5, 2015
96
25
Preston, Lancs - UK
Morning all

After getting fed up with my 2017 MBP having issues (back with Apple, AGAIN) I’ve sold it and I’m going to buy myself another Mini; either a 2012 i7 (tried and tested as owned one before and it was a great Mac) or I may treat myself to a new 2018 version (i3, 128GB SSD etc)

All I use my Mac for is simple personal & work stuff (so emails, MS Office, PDFs, Chrome/Safari browsing, YouTube and iTunes etc); I don’t game or do any picture/video editing etc

I’m after a 21.5-24” monitor; HDMI ideally for the simple plug n play; doesn’t need speakers, but I’d like as best quality I can get, for c£200 and less, again, ideally

There’s all sorts on Amazon, ranging from £89 to £hundreds...!

So any recommendations would be gratefully received; thanks :)
 

Cruz3LT

macrumors regular
Jun 24, 2019
107
23
Seattle, Washington
I was using a HP 25f monitor. It was great. But, I got a great deal on a 27" Cinema Display and 27" Thunderbolt Display that I am going to use with my 2012 Mac mini and 2015 rMBP. The HP connects via HDMI and is a slick looking monitor with slim bezels, and it happens to be one of the slimmest monitors on the market.
 

danb1979

macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 5, 2015
96
25
Preston, Lancs - UK
Thanks.

I’m all sorted now; ended up buying a 2018 Mac Mini and I’m using a 24” Dell P2418D monitor, connected via DP and it’s an excellent monitor

I don’t game nor do I do any photo/video editing, so it’s perfect for my needs. It’s a really good picture and great for YouTube vids and so on :)
 

littlepud

macrumors 6502
Sep 16, 2012
254
93
I’m going to run an Acer XR382CQK here. It’s the same panel as the LG 38WK95C: 38” curved ultra wide 3840x1600.
 

fancybid

macrumors newbie
Jul 2, 2019
6
0
I am using a Dell UltraSharp U2518D screen, connecting to the 2018 Mac mini with Belkin's HDMI cable. Currently, I am having a problem that sometimes the screen is suddenly turned off and then come back immediately, I don't know how to describe it correctly. Has anyone encountered this situation yet, and how to fix it, I have searched on Techgara, Google, 9to5 but still have no answers. Is it a screen error? Please help.
 

brenard

macrumors newbie
Dec 10, 2017
29
2
If 4k display is not important to you, the Dell S2718D is a good option also since it has a USB-C connection.