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Best monitors for Mac Studio (and other Macs) in 2022

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The Studio Display, Pro Display XDR, iMac 24″ and 16″ MacBook Pro.
From left to right: The 16-inch MacBook Pro, the 24-inch iMac, the Studio Display and Pro Display XDR.
Photo: Apple

The introduction of a brand-new desktop called the Mac Studio brought new life to the Mac, and it deserves a great monitor to match. But the Mac Studio is only part of the story. You may want a desktop monitor when you’re at home with your MacBook Pro, a display for your Mac mini, or a second display for your iMac. Or, maybe you’re jumping in on the headless MacBook Pro bandwagon. What’s the best monitor for your Mac?

Apple introduced its own Studio Display alongside the Mac Studio, and it seems reasonably priced compared to Apple’s other offerings. But what does the broader market for midrange displays look like?

Here’s a display buying guide to help you find an appropriate monitor to go with your Mac.

Mac Studio refuses to connect to third-party peripherals [Setups]

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This Mac Studio setup's owner said they had to go out and buy a Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse because they couldn't pair their Logitech input devices.
This Mac Studio setup's owner said they had to go out and buy a Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse because they couldn't pair their Logitech input devices.
Photo: Lexphalanx@Reddit.com

Ever had trouble getting your Mac to recognize third-party peripherals, like a keyboard and mouse? Today’s featured setup is built around a brand-new Mac Studio mounted neatly on a pegboard behind a Samsung super ultra-wide display. But the Apple desktop computer refused to pair with a Logitech keyboard and mouse, according to the owner.

He said he had to go and buy Apple’s Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse to establish working input devices. So what happened?

For creative pros, the right screen makes all the difference

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LG has been partnering with leading design institutions to prove that better monitors means better creative work.
LG has been partnering with leading design institutions to prove that better monitors means better creative work.
Photo: 'Curve and Create' by @Littledrill featuring LG UltraWide Monitor 34UC98

This post is brought to you by LG Electronics, maker of UltraWide monitors.

Today’s visual content gets consumed on screens of all sizes, from smartphones to building-size projections and everything in between. That gives everybody’s eyeballs plenty of great stuff to look at no matter where we look. But for creative professionals, the size of the screen can prove key to the process — and to the quality of the content they produce.

The cutting edge in monitors is UltraWide with a lovely curve

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LG UltraWide monitor
The latest LG UltraWide monitor sets a new standard for immersive viewing.
Image: LG Electronics

This post is brought to you by LG Electronics.

“Immersive” is a big buzzword in tech these days, as creators and consumers of digital media seek ever-more-powerful ways to get sucked into the screen. The latest version of the top-shelf LG UltraWide monitor adds new technology that takes that elusive immersive experience to the next level.

LG shows off its latest UltraWide monitor with a little help from DevinSuperTramp

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LG's new line of UltraWide monitors allow for shooting and editing in aspect ratios usually reserved for the pros.
LG's new line of UltraWide monitors allow for shooting and editing in aspect ratios usually reserved for the pros.
Photo: LG Electronics

This post is brought to you by LG Electronics.

Even if you’ve never heard of DevinSuperTramp, it’s a good bet your eyeballs have engaged one of his gorgeous videos of people at play.

Whether it’s parkour in the Shire, boogie boarding off wet rocks, parasailing, base jumping or squirrel suiting, you name the ill-advised activity, and this guy’s probably shot it — with glorious production values.

With 200 videos, 4 million YouTube subscribers and over 765 million views, he’s doing something right. One of the keys to his success is keeping on top of the latest, greatest gear.