5 Best 4K Monitors for the Mac Mini M2 2023
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5 Best 4K Monitors for the Mac Mini M2 2023

May 09, 2023

The Mac Mini 2023 is a superb device, thanks in no small part to its M2 chip. For those unaware, Apple's M2 chipset offers up to 35 percent better graphics performance compared to an M1 chip. It also offers an 18 percent faster CPU cluster, making it a godsend for content creators. Add to that, the device is the most affordable Mac you can buy right now. If you’ve been eyeing the machine, then you will need the best 4K monitors for Mac Mini M2 to complete the setup.

While you could get just about any monitor for the M2 Mini, it's best to pair the machine with a pixel-dense, 4K display. And, seeing how we’ve done the research for you, all you need to do is sift through the options and pick one that fits your bill.

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Now, let's take a look at the top-notch 4K monitors for the Mac Mini M2.


AOC makes terrific, affordable monitors and the company's U2790VQ is no different. As its moniker suggests, the budget 4K monitor comes with a 27-inch IPS display that offers wide-viewing angles. At the same time, the screen should offer peppier colors compared to say, a monitor with a VA or a TN screen.

More to the point, the monitor comes with a 10-bit screen. So, you will be able to feast your eyes on a wider range of colors. And, while the screen isn't superbly color-accurate, the display does cover over 99 percent of the sRGB gamut. Do note that the 27-inch variant comes with a removable stand and is compliant with the VESA 100 x 100 wall mounting standard.

As such, you can affix the monitor to a compatible swivel arm for your desk or wall. Moving on though, the monitor comes with a treasure trove of connectors, including an HDMI 2.0 port, a DisplayPort, an audio jack, and an HDMI 1.4 connector. Do note that you will have to interlink your Mac Mini M2 and the monitor via the HDMI 2.0 connector to enjoy 4K resolution at 60Hz.


Dell has a fantastic 4K monitor up for grabs too. Dubbed the UltraSharp U2723QE, the monitor comes with a variety of tricks up its sleeves. Chief among them is that the U2723QE is the world's first monitor that allows you to daisy-chain another 4K monitor via a Type-C connector!

The monitor also comes with other niceties, including a ComfortView Plus mode which keeps blue light emissions at bay. More notably, the 27-inch, 4K monitor is backed by an IPS panel which offers stellar viewing angles and exhibits vivid colors. Speaking of which, you should know that the monitor covers 100 percent of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color space. It even canvases 98 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut, making it a great monitor for editing videos and color-grading photos.

As for ports, the monitor comes with a bevy of connectors, including multiple USB-C upstream and downstream ports, DisplayPort v1.4, a full-sized HDMI connector, an audio line-out port, and an RJ45 LAN slot.

The monitor also boasts a premium build that is replete with a baked-in cable management system. You’ll also get tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments with the device making the Dell U2723QE a superb companion for your Mac Mini M2.


ViewSonic has a number of high-end monitors under its belt and the company's VP3256 is a great addition for your Mac Mini M2 setup as well. For one, the monitor comes with a sizeable, 32-inch display that will do wonders for your workflow. We say this, as you will be able to accommodate multiple apps on the display at the same time.

That's not all, as the screen is superbly pixel-dense and it touts a 4K resolution. Now, do note that the monitor comes with an IPS display, so it will exhibit punchy, vivid hues. On the upside, the colors will not appear doctored or overtly saturated as the panel is Pantone Validated as well.

To that end, the display maps 100 percent of the sRGB, EBU, and Rec. 709 color spaces. What's more, the display boasts a Delta E<2 color accuracy, so you should be able to perceive the colors as is on the monitor.

The icing on the cake is that the monitor has been furnished with a healthy array of ports. These include a USB-C connector with 60W PD support, an HDMI 2.0 port, a DisplayPort 1.4, and a USB 3.2 Type-A connector. The monitor also ships with a VESA mount and it sports tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments.


BenQ's PD3200U 4K monitor frees two birds with one key. Not only does it rid you of your monitor woes, but it also comes with built-in speakers that should suffice for watching movies or videos. In fact, unlike some other monitors with built-in speakers, the PD3200U features a set of beefier, 5W speakers. Per some customer reviews, the speakers get adequately loud, albeit sound tinny, which is a bummer.

Be that as it may, the PD3200U is geared toward professionals and the monitor comes with Pantone and CalMan validation. Unsurprisingly, you can expect the unit to exhibit colors with superb accuracy. To that end, the monitor covers 100 percent of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color spaces. It also offers a Delta E<3 and reciprocates the colors to a tee. Add to that, the monitor is factory calibrated so you don't have to go through the hassle of tweaking the display either.

The monitor also gets a slew of enticing software features, including DualView, which showcases a design side-by-side in two different modes. It also comes with a dedicated CAD/CAM mode, along with a Darkroom mode which should come in handy if you tend to color-grade your photos in dark environments.

Needless to say, the monitor has been an instant hit and the device has amassed well over 2,000 ratings. The majority of reviews speak highly of the monitor's display tech, which is excellent.


If you’re looking for a pixel-dense monitor with built-in mics, speakers, and a webcam, then you cannot go wrong with Apple's Studio Display either. Now, granted, the display costs an arm and a leg. In fact, it's pricer than the Mac Mini M2 as well. Regardless, the monitor checks a lot of boxes and comes with a 27-inch, 5K Retina display that can get quite bright at 600 nits.

What's more, the Studio Display ships with a 12MP front-facing camera with a 122-degree FoV. Add to that Apple's Center Stage tech, which will keep you centered in the frame and Studio Display makes for a terrific monitor for business professionals who constantly jump between Teams calls. You can also speak into the display as it comes with three mics, which makes taking video calls less of a chore.

Moving on though, the monitor comes with six speakers, including four woofers and two tweeters. And, seeing how the display is also backed by Apple's A13 SoC, you will be able to leverage the company's immersive spatial audio tech too.

More importantly, the monitor is fairly color accurate too. In fact, per folks over at PetaPixel, the monitor offers a Delta E<1.13, making it ideal for content creation and photo editing. So, if you have deep pockets and want an all-in-one solution to complement your Mac Mini M2, the Apple Studio Display is a seemingly good option.

Yes, the Mac Mini M2 and M2 Pro support 4K monitors. In fact, you can connect up to two external displays simultaneously with the Mac Mini M2. The Mac Mini with M2 Pro chipset can be paired with up to three displays at once, including two 6K monitors and one 4K monitor.

The Mac Mini M1 supports displays with up to a 6K resolution.

Yes, the M2 chipset should crunch through your video-editing workloads without breaking a sweat.

And, that wraps up our list of the best monitors with a 4K display for your Mac Mini M2. If you ask us, the ViewSonic VP3256-4K is shaping up to be a good buy, as it offers a Delta E<2. At the same time, it can currently be snagged on a discount. That said, buyers looking for an all-in-one desktop solution will find the Apple Studio Display to their liking as well. Do let us know which monitor you opt for in the comments below.

Last updated on 23 May, 2023

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Prateek is an avid gamer and he has a heap of consoles, both old and new. He has been writing about technology and shooting consumer tech videos for almost six years. When he's not hyper-focusing on a new RPG or talking about tech, he likes to hit the gym to stay on top of his fitness game.

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