Apple Cinema Display 23"Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Top 45%
Top 35%570 points
Top 35%
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Apple Cinema Display 23" vs Apple Thunderbolt Display: 29 facts in comparison

1. response time

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.
16ms
Samsung CHG70 32": 1ms
12ms

2. power consumption operation

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
90W
Sharp LB-1085: 1.1W
250W

3. every pixel has three subpixels

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.
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
85% have it

4. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
23"
Sharp LB-1085: 108"
27"

5. supports total tilt

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.
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
83% have it

6. contrast ratio

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.
400:1
Acer XB0 XB240H 24": 100000000:1
1000:1

7. weight

3.77kg lighter.
7.03kg
Asus VX278Q 27": 4.5g
10.8kg

8. has an IPS screen

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.
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
33% have it

9. resolution

1.6x higher resolution.
1920 x 1200px
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K: 7680 x 4320px
2560 x 1440px

10. has a DVI connector

Devices that have a DVI connector (usually computers and notebooks) can be connected to the TV set.
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
56% have it

11. height

41mm shorter.
450mm
Asus VP228N 21.5": 3.9mm
491mm

12. power consumption on standby

How much power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.
3W
Asus MB168B Plus: 0W
2W

13. luminance

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.
270cd/m²
Acer Predator X35 35" UW-UXGA: 1000cd/m²
375cd/m²

14. pixel density

11.22% higher pixel density.
98ppi
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K: 280ppi
109ppi

16. thickness

20mm thinner.
187mm
LG 22EA53VQ: 5.5mm
207mm

17. has an LED-backlit display

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
79% have it

18. Supports VESA mount

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.
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
69% have it

19. display colors

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.
16.7m
Dell UltraSharp UP2716D 27": 1074m
16.7m

20. width

114mm narrower.
536mm
Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3: 340.5mm
650mm

21. supports thunderbolt

Thunderbolt is a connection over cable that carries both data and display signals over a single cable, while simultaneously providing power.
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
1% have it

22. maximum vertical viewing angle

Vertical viewing angle is the maximum angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance.
170º
Acer Predator X35 35" UW-UXGA: 178º
178º

23. has a front camera

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
2% have it

24. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
3
Asus PA279Q: 7
3

25. supports Ethernet

Ethernet is a local area network technology.
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
3% have it

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