54points

Apple Cinema Display 20"

83points

Asus MG279Q 27"

Apple Cinema Display 20"
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29 facts in comparison

Apple Cinema Display 20" vs Asus MG279Q 27"

Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"
54
points
83
points

Why is Apple Cinema Display 20" better than Asus MG279Q 27"?

  • Has a DVI connector
  • 64mm thinner
    174mmvs238mm
  • 700g lighter
    6.6kgvs7300g
  • 154mm narrower
    471mmvs625mm
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has FireWire

Why is Asus MG279Q 27" better than Apple Cinema Display 20"?

  • 12ms less response time
    4msvs16ms
  • 35% bigger screen size
    27"vs20"
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 26.3W lower power consumption on operation
    38.7W vs65W
  • 2.09x higher resolution
    2560 x 1440pxvs1680 x 1050px
  • Has an IPS screen
  • 100cd/m² more luminance
    350cd/m²vs250cd/m²
  • 2.5x higher static contrast ratio
    1000:1vs400:1

Top specs and features

General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"

Total tilt adjustment is the ability for the monitor head to move up and down. Tilt adjustment enables a user to change the viewing position of the display, creating a more comfortable view of the screen.

2.height

410mm

368mm

Best

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3.9mm

3.thickness

174mm

238mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

4.Supports VESA mount
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"

The VESA mount is a standard used by most manufacturers. A device that supports the VESA mount can be mounted on many different supports, from arms to wall mounts.

5.Has a swivel stand
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"

A swivel stand allows you to adjust the position of the display left or right, so you can position it to the desired angle.

6.width

471mm

625mm

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

Display

1.response time

16ms

4ms

Response time is how long it takes for a display to change the state of pixels, in order to show new content. The less time it takes to respond, the less likely it is to blur fast-changing images.

Best

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

1ms

2.screen size

20"

27"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Sharp LB-1085

108"

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

4.has an IPS screen
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

5.resolution

1680 x 1050px

2560 x 1440px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

6.has anti-glare coating
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"

Anti-glare helps to reduce the external reflections of light coming from outside the display.

Colors

1.luminance

250cd/m²

350cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

Best

Acer Predator X35 35" UW-UXGA

1000cd/m²

2.display colors

16.7m

16.7m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP2716D 27"

1074m

3.contrast ratio

400:1

1000:1

Contrast ratio is the visual distance between the lightest and the darkest colors that may be reproduced on the display. A high contrast ratio is desired, resulting in richer dark colors and more distinctive color gradation.

Best

Acer XB0 XB240H 24"

100000000:1

Connectivity

1.has a HDMI output
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.has a DVI connector
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"

Devices that have a DVI connector (usually computers and notebooks) can be connected to the TV set.

3.USB version

2

3

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Acer H7 H277HU 27"

3.1

4.USB ports

3

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Asus PA279Q

7

5.has FireWire
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"

A FireWire port allows fast transfers of big files such as HD movies. However, newer USB versions achieve a similar speed.

Power

1.power consumption operation

65W

38.7W

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

3W

0.5W

How much power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus MG279Q 27"

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

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