54points

Apple Cinema Display 20"

55points

Samsung MD230X3

Apple Cinema Display 20"
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22 facts in comparison

Apple Cinema Display 20" vs Samsung MD230X3

Apple Cinema Display 20"
Samsung MD230X3
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Samsung MD230X3
54
points
55
points

Why is Apple Cinema Display 20" better than Samsung MD230X3?

  • 73W lower power consumption on operation
    65W vs138W
  • 153mm shorter
    410mmvs563mm
  • 133.2mm thinner
    174mmvs307.2mm
  • 17.5kg lighter
    6.6kgvs24100g
  • 1.11m narrower
    471mmvs1585.8mm
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has FireWire

Why is Samsung MD230X3 better than Apple Cinema Display 20"?

  • 8ms less response time
    8msvs16ms
  • 15% bigger screen size
    23"vs20"
  • 17.55% higher resolution
    1920 x 1080pxvs1680 x 1050px
  • 50cd/m² more luminance
    300cd/m²vs250cd/m²
  • 7.5x higher static contrast ratio
    3000:1vs400:1
  • 8º wider horizontal viewing angle
    178ºvs170º
  • Has a swivel stand
  • 8º wider vertical viewing angle
    178ºvs170º

Top specs and features

General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Samsung MD230X3

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

563mm

Best

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3.9mm

3.thickness

174mm

307.2mm

Best

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5.5mm

4.Supports VESA mount
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Samsung MD230X3

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.Has a swivel stand
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Samsung MD230X3

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

6.width

471mm

1.59m

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

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"
Samsung MD230X3

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

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7680 x 4320px

5.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

6.maximum vertical viewing angle

170º

178º

Vertical 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

300cd/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

16.7m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP2716D 27"

1074m

3.contrast ratio

400:1

3000:1

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

Connectivity

1.has a DVI connector
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Samsung MD230X3

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

2.has a VGA connector
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Samsung MD230X3

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

3.has FireWire
Apple Cinema Display 20"
Samsung MD230X3

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

138W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

3W

3W

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

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

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