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A Monitor that Matches the Colors of your Mac® Devices

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Have you ever connected an external monitor to your MacBook® only to find the color looks a bit different between the two screens? Chances are that the external display was designed with slightly different color settings than the one on your Mac screen, so the colors render differently. Usually, calibrating your monitors and using the same color space would fix this, but there is one small problem. Most of the latest Mac displays use a unique color space called Display P3, made specifically by Apple. In order to resolve this issue, BenQ has created a new mode that will accurately match the colors on your monitor to the colors on your Mac.

Introducing M-book Mode

The color scientists at BenQ have fine-tuned a M-book color mode in the latest DesignVue PD and PhotoVue SW monitors that is designed to minimize the visual differences between Mac displays and  external displays. M-book mode performs precise color matching when you want a larger display that has the same color and it is particularly useful for dual-monitor use, where your MacBook display and external monitor work together.

BenQ M-book mode takes MacBook Pro® Color LCD profile as the color benchmark to match its gamma, dynamic contrast, and color temperature. These parameters are written into the BenQ monitor’s color profile, ensuring it is ready to go out of the box.

The BenQ ICCsync auto-matches and auto-syncs ICC profiles between your Mac and BenQ Professional Monitors, and updates when color modes are changed. BenQ Uniformity Technology provides authentic color corner-to-corner, with consistent luminescence across the entire screen. Combining these two technologies with M-book mode provides the highest level of color quality and precision such that both displays look and appear to have the same color performance.

NOTE: There may be slight differences between the MacBook and BenQ M-book mode due to glossy/non-glossy screens, brightness limitations, or native color gamut coverage.

How to Turn on M-book Mode?

Go to Color > Color Mode > M-book


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What about the Standard Color Spaces?

Most professional monitors come with standard color space modes. Whether it is Adobe RGB, sRGB, or another color space, they all have specific usage scenarios. Using these standards guarantees compatibility and they are used by color professionals from web designers to photographers. The custom designed M-book mode of BenQ Professional Monitors is not meant to replace them, but to offer an additional option to those who work specifically with a MacBook.

Tuning Colors with MacBook and across External Monitors

For professionals like designers and photographers using MacBook Pro or Mac mini®, achieving color consistency across displays is crucial. While M-book mode offers a preset that aligns with the MacBook Pro display, differences may arise with other MacBook models. The BenQ Display ColorTalk software addresses this by setting the MacBook as the benchmark and guiding users through a simple process to adjust brightness, color temperature, hue, and saturation on their BenQ monitor. This ensures seamless color harmony, making BenQ monitors some of the best options for MacBook Pro and Mac mini users. Syncing colors across monitors is straightforward with Display ColorTalk.


BenQ's M-book mode offers professionals the ability to work on a larger monitor while maintaining the familiar color profile of their Mac. Combined with the Display ColorTalk software, users can effortlessly synchronize colors across multiple monitors, ensuring consistent and accurate color representation. This is especially important for designers and photographers who require precise color matching in their workflows. BenQ’s advanced technologies, including Uniformity Technology and ICCsync, further enhance color accuracy, making BenQ monitors the best choice for MacBook Pro and Mac mini users.

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