56points

Apple Cinema Display 20"

88points

NEC X551S

Apple Cinema Display 20"
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Apple Cinema Display 20" vs NEC X551S

Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S

Why is Apple Cinema Display 20" better than NEC X551S?

  • 95W lower power consumption on operation
    65W vs160W
  • Supports total tilt
  • 316.3mm shorter
    410mmvs726.3mm
  • 19.4kg lighter
    6.6kgvs26000g
  • 783mm narrower
    471mmvs1254mm
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has FireWire

Why is NEC X551S better than Apple Cinema Display 20"?

  • 8ms less response time
    8msvs16ms
  • 2.75x bigger screen size
    55"vs20"
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 17.55% higher resolution
    1920 x 1080pxvs1680 x 1050px
  • 10x higher static contrast ratio
    4000:1vs400:1
  • 250cd/m² more luminance
    500cd/m²vs250cd/m²
  • Has an IPS screen
  • Has an LED-backlit display

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General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S

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

726.3mm

Best

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.9mm

3.thickness

174mm

43mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

4.Supports VESA mount
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S

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

26kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

6.width

471mm

1.25m

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

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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"

55"

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 X551S

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"
NEC X551S

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

1920 x 1080px

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

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Colors

1.luminance

250cd/m²

500cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

Best

Acer Predator X35 35" UW-UXGA

1000cd/m²

2.contrast ratio

400:1

4000:1

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

3.display colors

16.7m

16.7m

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 X551S

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 X551S

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"
NEC X551S

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

3.has a DVI connector
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S

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

4.has a VGA connector
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S

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

5.supports Ethernet
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

6.has FireWire
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S

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

160W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

3W

2W

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

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

3.has a sleep timer
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S

A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

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Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S

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

2.supports PiP and PaP
Apple Cinema Display 20"
NEC X551S

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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