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The top 6 monitors for your new 2023 Mac Studio or Mac Studio Pro

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Recently announced at WWDC 2023, the Mac Studio Pro is one of the most powerful computers on the market. To get the most out of it you need to pair it with a great monitor, so let's look at the best monitors to pair this bad boy with.

Best monitor for an all Apple ecosystem : Apple Pro Display XDR

  • Screen size: 32-inch
  • Resolution: 6016 × 3384 pixels
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  •  Price: Standard glass £4599 | $4999 or Nano-texture glass £5499| $5999

The Apple Pro Display XDR is a 32in and 6K monitor that features 40% more screen space than Apple’s 5K displays. It has a peak brightness of 1600 nits (or 1000 sustained) and a picture quality that  is maintained at ultrawide viewing angles, thanks to its polariser technology. This helps a creative team to gather around a single monitor and evaluate a photo, video, or other design project without a loss of consistency. The monitor offers a P3 wide colour gamut and 10-bit colour depth. Connection ports include 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port, 3 x USB-C ports

There is a catch - it doesn’t come with a stand. If you haven't already got a compatible VESA mount, or you just lean the monitor against your Mac Pro, you’ll also need either the height-adjustable Pro Stand ($999) or a VESA Mount Adapter ($199).


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Best monitor for gaming: ASUS ProArt Display PA348CGV

  • Screen size: 34-inch
  • Resolution: 3440 x 1440 pixels
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz
  •  Price: $725 | £799

Instead of having more than one display, you can view and control several apps simultaneously in one ultra-wide display. The ProArt Display PA348CGV is factory calibrated and Calman-Verified to deliver superb colour accuracy with industry-standard 98% DCI-P3 colour space coverage. The 120 Hz variable refresh rate is great for smooth rendering and high refresh rate gameplay. The USB-C port supports data transfers, DisplayPort and also support 90W power delivery via just one cable.


ASUS ProArt PA348GV can be used to develop games in Unreal Engine

Best monitor for color: BenQ PD3220U

  • Screen size: 32-inch
  • Resolution:  3840x2160 pixels
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Price: $1099£1019

The BenQ PS322OU is designed for Mac users who need colour that closely matches their Mac. With M-Book mode, engaged through the Hotkey Puck G2 or Display Pilot software, ICCsync synchronizes color profiles between your monitor and Mac. The PD3220U covers 95% P3, 100% sRGB, and 100% Rec.709 color spaces for colour accurate results. Thunderbolt 3 lets you transfer audio, video, and data along with 85W power delivery.


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Best monitor on a budget: ASUS ProArt Display PA279CV

  • Screen size: 27-inch
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Price: £499 | $449

The ProArt Display PA279CV is a 27-inch monitor designed for both photo or video editing. It is factory calibrated and Calman-Verified to deliver amazing color accuracy (∆E < 2). It also provides industry-standard 100% sRGB / 100% Rec. 709 color space coverage. The integrated USB-C port supports data transfers, DisplayPort and also support 65W power delivery via one cable. The current range of ProArt monitors are exceptional in terms of build quality and reliability. This monitor really is incredible value and nothing else touches it at this price point.

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Stockholm Film School uses ASUS ProArt PA279CV in situ

Best 5K monitor: LG 34BK95U-W

  • Screen size: 34-inch
  • Resolution: 5120 x 2160 pixels
  • Refresh rate: 75 Hz
  • Price: $1475

Multitaskers can now work in this ultra-wide 5:9 area while simultaneously viewing a 16:9 4K video on the same screen. The 5K2K 21:9 display of the LG 34BK95U offers 5120 x 2160 resolution optimized for video editors, programmers and developers, with convenient single-cable Thunderbolt® 3 connectivity. This HDR monitor comes with Nano IPS color palette covering 98% of the DCI-P3 color space.


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Best monitor for smaller size: Dell Ultrasharp U2421E

  • Screen size: 24-inch
  • Resolution: 1920×1200 pixels
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Price: £320| $379

The DELL Ultrasarp U2421E looks almost Apple-ish, and the support arm allows it to pivot and tilt extensively. This UltraSharp display features a resolution of 1920 x 1200 with a 60 Hz refresh rate, as well as coverage for 99% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts. Most monitors made these days have the same ratio of 16:9, but the U2421E has a ratio of 16:10 (1920 x 1200).  Connected via USB-C, it can charge Mac at up to 90W.


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