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A Monitor that Matches the Colors of your Mac

BenQ
2019/06/28
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Have you ever connected an external monitor to your Mac only to find colors do not look the same? The same background image on your desktop looks just slightly different on the external monitor, and it just does not feel right. That is because the external display is working with a different color space than the one on your Mac, so colors render differently.

So how do you fix this problem? Usually, calibrating your monitors and using the same color space would be enough, but there is just one small problem. Most of the latest Mac hardware uses a color space called Display P3, which is custom made by Apple.

What is M-book mode?

Color scientists at BenQ have fine-tuned a color mode in the latest DesignVue and PhotoVue monitors designed to minimize the visual differences between your Mac and the external display. M-book mode performs precise color matching and is particularly useful for dual-monitor use, where your MacBook display and external monitor work together.

What about standard color spaces?

As you already know, most professional monitors come with standard color space modes. Whether it is Adobe RGB, sRGB or some other, they all have specific usage scenarios. Using these standards guarantees interoperability and are favored by all color professionals from web designers to photographers. Our custom designed M-book mode is not meant to replace them, but to offer an additional option to those who work specifically with a MacBook.

M-book mode offers you the possibility of working in a bigger display that shows you the colors just like you are used to in your Mac. When performing tasks that are not color-critical you can easily choose the M-book mode in your DesignVue and PhotoVue monitor’s OSD menu. When the need arises, it is just as easy to switch back to one of the standard color spaces supported in our monitors. 

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