54points

Apple Cinema Display 20"

96points

Asus PA279Q

Apple Cinema Display 20"
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Apple Cinema Display 20" vs Asus PA279Q

Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus PA279Q
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus PA279Q
54
points
96
points

Why is Apple Cinema Display 20" better than Asus PA279Q?

  • 149mm shorter
    410mmvs559mm
  • 66mm thinner
    174mmvs240mm
  • 170mm narrower
    471mmvs641mm
  • 3.4kg lighter
    6.6kgvs10000g
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has FireWire

Why is Asus PA279Q better than Apple Cinema Display 20"?

  • 10ms less response time
    6msvs16ms
  • 35% bigger screen size
    27"vs20"
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 2.09x higher resolution
    2560 x 1440pxvs1680 x 1050px
  • 16W lower power consumption on operation
    49W vs65W
  • 100cd/m² more luminance
    350cd/m²vs250cd/m²
  • Has an IPS screen
  • 1057m more display colors
    1073.7mvs16.7m

Top specs and features

General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus PA279Q

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

559mm

Best

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.9mm

3.thickness

174mm

240mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

4.Has a swivel stand
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus PA279Q

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

5.Supports VESA mount
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus PA279Q

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.

6.width

471mm

641mm

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

Display

1.response time

16ms

6ms

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 PA279Q

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 PA279Q

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.maximum horizontal viewing angle

170º

178º

Horizontal viewing angle is the maximum angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance.

Best

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

178º

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

1073.7m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP2716D 27"

1074m

Connectivity

1.has a HDMI output
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus PA279Q

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

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus PA279Q

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.has a DVI connector
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus PA279Q

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

4.USB ports

3

7

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

Best

Asus PA279Q

7

5.has FireWire
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus PA279Q

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

49W

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 PA279Q

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

For example

Samsung C43J89 43"

2.supports PiP and PaP
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Asus PA279Q

Devices supporting PiP and PaP - Picture in Picture can show two images from different sources at the same time by splitting the viewing window or creating a smaller window inside the bigger image.

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