56points

Apple Cinema Display 20"

77points

NEC PA231W

Apple Cinema Display 20"
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Apple Cinema Display 20" vs NEC PA231W

Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

Why is Apple Cinema Display 20" better than NEC PA231W?

  • Has a DVI connector
  • 3.6kg lighter
    6.6kgvs10200g
  • 72.6mm narrower
    471mmvs543.6mm
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has FireWire

Why is NEC PA231W better than Apple Cinema Display 20"?

  • 8ms less response time
    8msvs16ms
  • 15% bigger screen size
    23"vs20"
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 19W lower power consumption on operation
    46W vs65W
  • 17.55% higher resolution
    1920 x 1080pxvs1680 x 1050px
  • 2.5x higher static contrast ratio
    1000:1vs400:1
  • 20cd/m² more luminance
    270cd/m²vs250cd/m²
  • Has an IPS screen

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General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

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

322.6mm

Best

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.9mm

3.thickness

174mm

73.7mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

4.weight

6.6kg

10.2kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

5.Supports VESA mount
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

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.Has a swivel stand
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

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

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Display

1.response time

16ms

8ms

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"

23"

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"
NEC PA231W

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

1920 x 1080px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

5.has an IPS screen
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

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.

6.has anti-glare
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

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

For example

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

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Colors

1.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

2.luminance

250cd/m²

270cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

Best

Acer Predator X35 35" UW-UXGA

1000cd/m²

3.display colors

16.7m

1070m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP2716D 27"

1074m

4.has an ambient light sensor
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

An ambient light sensor adjusts the luminance of the device according to the amount of natural light that surrounds it.

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Connectivity

1.has a HDMI output
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

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"
NEC PA231W

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

3.has a VGA connector
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

4.has FireWire
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

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 operation

65W

46W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

3W

0.2W

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

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

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Features

1.has a front camera
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

For example

LG 27MD5K 27"

2.has a child lock
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.

For example

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.supports multicomputer control
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC PA231W

This feature allows to connect several computers to one monitor and control it with just single keyboard and mouse, by using the monitor's built-in peripheral switcher.

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