56points

Apple Cinema Display 20"

80points

Philips 278C4QHSN/00

Apple Cinema Display 20"
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Apple Cinema Display 20" vs Philips 278C4QHSN/00

Apple Cinema Display 20"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

Why is Apple Cinema Display 20" better than Philips 278C4QHSN/00?

  • Supports total tilt
  • Has a DVI connector
  • Supports VESA mount
  • 152mm narrower
    471mmvs623mm
  • Has FireWire

Why is Philips 278C4QHSN/00 better than Apple Cinema Display 20"?

  • 9ms less response time
    7msvs16ms
  • 35% bigger screen size
    27"vs20"
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 36.8W lower power consumption on operation
    28.2W vs65W
  • 17.55% higher resolution
    1920 x 1080pxvs1680 x 1050px
  • 2.5x higher static contrast ratio
    1000:1vs400:1
  • Has an IPS screen
  • 8º wider horizontal viewing angle
    178ºvs170º

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General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

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

376mm

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3.9mm

3.thickness

174mm

44mm

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5.5mm

4.Supports VESA mount
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

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

5kg

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4.5g

6.width

471mm

623mm

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Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

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Display

1.response time

16ms

7ms

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.

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1ms

2.screen size

20"

27"

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

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108"

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

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"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

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

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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

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178º

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Colors

1.luminance

250cd/m²

250cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

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1000cd/m²

2.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

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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

4.has an ambient light sensor
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

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"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

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"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

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"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

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

4.USB version

2

3

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Acer H7 H277HU 27"

3.1

5.USB ports

3

3

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

Best

Asus PA279Q

7

6.has FireWire
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

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

28.2W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

3W

0.4W

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

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

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Miscellaneous

1.supports digital input
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Philips 278C4QHSN/00

Digital inputs carry a binary digital signal, instead of an analog signal. Digital input improves the quality of the projection.

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