These stylish and colorful monitors for Mac and MacBook have just what creators need

BenQ PD3220U monitor paired with a MacBook in M-Book Mode.
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Mac and MacBook users looking to tackle creative work, such as photo editing or colorgrading film know there’s only a few options to pick for an external monitor: Apple’s $1,599 Studio Display or LG’s 32UL950 Ultra-wide. Right? BenQ has something to say about that. With three different monitors, BenQ provides Mac users options in size and format while providing that finely tuned color and appearance Apple is known for. 

BenQ has made monitors for Mac that do just what creative professionals and hobbyists alike need from their displays. At the forefront of that is a large, sharp display that can precisely match the color they’d expect from their Mac and even line up with the visuals shown on a MacBook. To do this, BenQ’s monitors have a special mode just for Mac. 

This special color mode specifically for Mac is designed to work seamlessly with your system so colors match between your MacBook display and these creativity-focused monitors. It takes color space, gamma, dynamic contrast, and color temperature all into account.

You’ll find this seamless color matching on three monitors in BenQ’s inventory: the PD2725U, the PD3220U, and the PD3420Q. While each monitor provides something a little bit different, they all offer some key features creatives on Mac can benefit from. 

The PD2725U is a 27-inch monitor and the PD3220U is a 32-inch monitor, each offering a sharp 4K UHD resolution to show fine detail critical in design and photo or video editing. The PD3420Q is a 34-inch ultra-wide monitor, providing extra horizontal screen space and a 3,440 x 1,440 resolution.  

Artist analyzes colors on a BenQ PD3220U monitor for MacBook

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Crucial in graphic and design work, all three monitors offer broad color gamut, including 100% of the sRGB color space and at least 95% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space (the PD3420Q hits 98% coverage), and they use special finely tuned backlighting for corner-to-corner uniformity. This is a key part of their ability to match the colors on Mac. And with BenQ DisplayPilot’s ICCsync feature, the monitor can automatically switch ICC profiles to match whatever is selected on your Mac or MacBook. 

When it comes to connecting your Mac or MacBook to BenQ’s monitors, these models offer an elegant solution. Each supports a single USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 connection — forward-compatible with Thunderbolt 4 devices — that will handle the video signal, data signal, and even power. The connection can also serve as a daisy chain to other monitors. With one cable connected to your MacBook, you’ll be able to connect to the BenQ monitor, attach peripherals like a keyboard and mouse, and even pull in up to 85 watts of power (65 watts for the PD2725U and PD3420Q), making for an exceptionally tidy workspace.  If you have the monitors paired with multiple devices, say a MacBook and a Mac Mini, they also feature a KVM switch, so any peripherals connected to the monitor can swap which computer they’re communicating with.

Further optimizing your workspace, these three BenQ monitors come with powerful stands for flexible ergonomics included. And this is worth stressing, that ergonomic stand comes standard with these monitors for no extra charge, not as a pricey upgrade like the Mac Studio Display’s stand. You can adjust the height, tilt, angle, and swivel of these monitors to find an ideal placement for your work, and if you move around a lot, the monitor is ready to quickly adjust to each new position. 

Making adjustments that much quicker, these monitors also include a Hotkey Puck that can make switching color modes a single button press.

If you’re ready to go big — display-wise — and take your creative work to another level, you can find out more about the BenQ PD2725U, PD3220U, and PD3420Q on BenQ’s Monitor for Mac page here. You can also find the monitors for sale on Amazon with the following links: PD3220U, PD2725U, PD3420Q.