If you have a recent Mac Mini or Mac Pro, chances are it'll work with pretty much any monitor out there. There are some monitors that are a bit better-suited for Mac users, including USB-C connectivity, which makes it easy to connect your Mac to the monitor. Many of them have USB hub functionality, so you can drive your monitor and your USB devices with only a single cable running back to your Mac.
We've reviewed 70 monitors and below are our recommendations for the best Mac Pro and Mac Mini monitors to purchase in 2019. See also our recommendations for the best monitors for MacBook Pro, the best ultrawide monitors, and our best 34 inch + monitors.
The LG 32UL950-W is the best monitor for Mac Mini that we've tested so far. It delivers good overall picture quality, with a decent contrast ratio, great peak brightness, and wide viewing angles. It supports HDR and can display a wide color gamut; this is great, though it isn't currently supported on Mac, but will be with macOS Catalina, announced for this fall.
This monitor has a few useful features for Mac users. It has two USB-C ports, which can be used to transfer data from the built-in USB hub to your Mac, while also transferring video and audio from your computer to the monitor. One of them can also be used to chain a second monitor, with only one cable going back to your Mac. Finally, the USB-C ports support USB-C power delivery, which is great if you also have a MacBook Pro you want to keep charged.
Unfortunately, although this monitor has good motion handling, the backlight uses PWM to dim and doesn't look quite as good in a dark room despite the local dimming feature. Overall, though, the LG 32UL950-W is a very good monitor that should please most people.
If you like the LG 32UL950-W but want something a bit cheaper, check out the LG 32UD99-W. This 32 inch monitor performs similarly to the 32UL950, but is a bit less feature-packed. It doesn't have a local dimming feature, although this doesn't add much to the other model anyway, and it doesn't have a second USB-C port, so you can't chain a second monitor. This monitor is also slightly less well-built than the other LG, but you still shouldn't have any significant issues with it. Overall, it is a great monitor for most uses.
The Dell U3818DW is the best ultrawide Mac monitor that we've tested so far. The 38 inch, high-resolution screen is great for multitasking. It also has a Picture-in-Picture and Picture-Beside-Picture mode, which is great if you want to work on two computers at once, like a dual PC/Mac setup. It also has very good viewing angles, so you won't have any issues sharing your screen with someone else.
Like the LG 32UL950-W, this monitor supports USB-C, so it's a breeze to connect it to your Mac. It has a built-in USB hub, with two ports on the back and two convenient, easy access ports on the side of the monitor. It doesn't have a USB-C out port, though, so if you want a second display you'll have to connect it directly to your Mac.
Unfortunately, this monitor doesn't look quite as good in a dark room, and due to the extreme bandwidth required for the high-resolution screen, the USB hub is limited to USB 2.0 speeds when connected with a single USB-C cable. This shouldn't be an issue for most people, but isn't ideal. Overall, this is an impressive ultrawide monitor that should please most Mac Pro and Mac Mini users.
If you like the wide format of the Dell U3818DW but would prefer something even bigger, check out the Dell U4919DW. This monitor has a massive 49 inch screen, which is essentially two 1440p monitors side-by-side. Like the U3818DW, it supports power delivery over the USB-C port and it supports Picture-By-Picture, so you can work on a Mac and your MacBook Pro at the same time.
Unfortunately, if you have an older Mac, it might not support the full 5120x1440 resolution of this monitor, and will instead output at 3840x1080. That said, this is still a great monitor for most users.
If you want a cheaper alternative, the LG 27UK650-W is the best budget Mac monitor that we've tested so far. It has wide viewing angles, great peak brightness, and good reflection handling, making it a versatile choice for almost any room.
The 27 inch, 4k screen on this monitor is great for multitasking, and most recent Macs should be able to run it without any issues. If you decide to also connect a PC or game console, it has some great gaming features, including support for FreeSync variable refresh rate.
Unfortunately, this monitor doesn't look quite as good in a dark room, and although it supports HDR, MacOS isn't able to take advantage of that yet. Although it doesn't support USB-C and doesn't have a built-in USB hub, it's still a great 4k monitor for most uses.
If you want something cheaper than the LG 27UK650-W, check out the Dell U2518D. This monitor has a smaller, lower resolution screen, but is still great as a daily driver for most users. It has a great stand, wide viewing angles, and great low input lag, but isn't as well-suited for gaming. Like the LG, it doesn't have a USB-C port, but it does have a built-in USB hub, so you can still hide your Mac Mini in your desk and connect your devices to the monitor instead.
Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors for a Mac Mini or a Mac that are currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.
If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.