55points

Apple Cinema Display 23"

68points

Apple Thunderbolt Display

Apple Cinema Display 23"
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Apple Cinema Display 23" vs Apple Thunderbolt Display

Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
55
points
68
points

Why is Apple Cinema Display 23" better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 160W lower power consumption on operation
    90W vs250W
  • Supports total tilt
  • 41mm shorter
    450mmvs491mm
  • Has a DVI connector
  • 20mm thinner
    187mmvs207mm
  • 3.77kg lighter
    7.03kgvs10800g
  • 114mm narrower
    536mmvs650mm

Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than Apple Cinema Display 23"?

  • 4ms less response time
    12msvs16ms
  • 17.39% bigger screen size
    27"vs23"
  • 1.6x higher resolution
    2560 x 1440pxvs1920 x 1200px
  • 11.22% higher pixel density
    109ppivs98ppi
  • Has an IPS screen
  • 105cd/m² more luminance
    375cd/m²vs270cd/m²
  • 2.5x higher static contrast ratio
    1000:1vs400:1
  • Has an LED-backlit display

Top specs and features

General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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

450mm

491mm

Best

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.9mm

3.thickness

187mm

207mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

4.Supports VESA mount
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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.width

536mm

650mm

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

6.weight

7.03kg

10.8kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

Display

1.response time

16ms

12ms

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.pixel density

98ppi

109ppi

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

280ppi

3.screen size

23"

27"

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

108"

4.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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.

5.has an IPS screen
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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.resolution

1920 x 1200px

2560 x 1440px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

Colors

1.luminance

270cd/m²

375cd/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

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

4.has an ambient light sensor
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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

Connectivity

1.has a DVI connector
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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

2.USB ports

3

3

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

Best

Asus PA279Q

7

3.supports thunderbolt
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

Thunderbolt is a connection over cable that carries both data and display signals over a single cable, while simultaneously providing power.

4.supports Ethernet
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

5.has FireWire
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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

90W

250W

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

Features

1.has a front camera
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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

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