56points

Apple Cinema Display 20"

42points

BenQ VL2040AZ

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Apple Cinema Display 20" vs BenQ VL2040AZ

Apple Cinema Display 20"
BenQ VL2040AZ
Apple Cinema Display 20"
BenQ VL2040AZ

Why is Apple Cinema Display 20" better than BenQ VL2040AZ?

  • Supports total tilt
  • Has a DVI connector
  • Supports VESA mount
  • 43mm narrower
    471mmvs514mm
  • Has FireWire

Why is BenQ VL2040AZ better than Apple Cinema Display 20"?

  • 11ms less response time
    5msvs16ms
  • 1.5x higher static contrast ratio
    600:1vs400:1
  • Has an LED-backlit display
  • 65mm shorter
    345mmvs410mm
  • 2.5W lower power consumption on standby
    0.5W vs3W
  • 67mm thinner
    107mmvs174mm
  • 4.3kg lighter
    2.3kgvs6600g

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General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Cinema Display 20"
BenQ VL2040AZ

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

345mm

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3.9mm

3.thickness

174mm

107mm

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5.5mm

4.Supports VESA mount
Apple Cinema Display 20"
BenQ VL2040AZ

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.weight

6.6kg

2.3kg

Best

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4.5g

6.width

471mm

514mm

Best

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340.5mm

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Display

1.response time

16ms

5ms

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

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1ms

2.screen size

20"

19.5"

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

Best

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108"

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Cinema Display 20"
BenQ VL2040AZ

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.resolution

1680 x 1050px

1600 x 900px

Best

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7680 x 4320px

5.maximum horizontal viewing angle

170º

90º

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

Best

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178º

6.has an LED-backlit display
Apple Cinema Display 20"
BenQ VL2040AZ

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

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Colors

1.luminance

250cd/m²

200cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

Best

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1000cd/m²

2.contrast ratio

400:1

600:1

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

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100000000:1

3.display colors

16.7m

16.7m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP2716D 27"

1074m

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Connectivity

1.has a DVI connector
Apple Cinema Display 20"
BenQ VL2040AZ

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

2.has FireWire
Apple Cinema Display 20"
BenQ VL2040AZ

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

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Power

1.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

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