What Multi-Display Setup for a 21.5 2019 iMac?


macrumors member
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Jan 12, 2010
Just got a 21.5 inch 4k Retina 2019 iMac unexpectedly. I will be doing my podcast from this now instead of my Windows PC, doing some video editing for my kids youtube channel and playing some lighter games. I see a bunch of 24 inch cinematic displays and larger than 21.5 inch Thunderbolt displays out there. What setups, for those of you who are doing 2-3 monitors/displays, are you currently using? Pictures would be awesome.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 12, 2009
I have a 27” iMac but I’ve encountered the same issue with finding an optimal screen that matches the iMac and looks relatively close in size.

I’ve even tried this:

Eventually I settled on a 4K 24” to the left for 1080p games and a 2560x1440, 27” to the right of it for work.

Cable management coming soon.

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If it were me with a 21.5” 4K iMac, I’d get a 32” 4K (that seems like a perfect size) and use the iMac as a side display.
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