49points

Apple Cinema Display 23"

60points

Apple Thunderbolt Display

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

Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
49
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Apple Cinema Display 23"
60
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Apple Thunderbolt Display

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
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  • 20mm thinner
    ?

    187mmvs207mm
  • 114mm narrower
    ?

    536mmvs650mm
  • 3.77kg lighter
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    7.03kgvs10800g

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

  • 4ms less response time
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    12msvs16ms
  • 1.6x higher resolution
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    2560 x 1440pxvs1920 x 1200px
  • 17.39% bigger screen size
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    27"vs23"
  • 11.22% higher pixel density
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    109ppivs98ppi
  • 105nits brighter
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    375nitsvs270nits
  • Has an IPS screen
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  • 2.5x higher static contrast ratio
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    1000:1vs400:1
  • Has an LED-backlit display
    ?

Price comparison

Apple Thunderbolt Display

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$178.94

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Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonApple MC914LL/A Thunderbolt Display Disp...Apple MC914LL/A Thunderbolt Display Display Port 2560x1440 27in, Silver (Renewed)
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$1,199.66
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonApple MC914LL/B 27-inch Thunderbolt Disp...Apple MC914LL/B 27-inch Thunderbolt Display (Renewed)
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$1,199.66
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonNew HP 27f Display 27" Full HD IPS Ultra...New HP 27f Display 27" Full HD IPS Ultra-Slim Backlit LED Micro-Edge VGA HDMI
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$183.00
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonApple 32-inch Pro Display XDR with Retin...Apple 32-inch Pro Display XDR with Retina 6K Display - Standard Glass
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$4,899.00
Apple Thunderbolt Display aliexpressNew Logic Board 820-2997-A 661-6060 661-...New Logic Board 820-2997-A 661-6060 661-6489 for Apple Thunderbolt Display 27" A1407 Mainboard Motherboard MC914 Mid 2011 Year
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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

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
3.thickness

187mm

207mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.width

536mm

650mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.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.
6.weight

7.03kg

10.8kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

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.
2.resolution

1920 x 1200px

2560 x 1440px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

23"

27"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.pixel density

98ppi

109ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
6.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 conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Colors

1.brightness

270nits

375nits

A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
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.
3.display colors

16.7m

16.7m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.
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.
3.supports Ethernet
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Ethernet is a local area network technology.
4.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.
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.operating power consumption

90W

250W

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
2.power consumption in standby mode

3W

2W

The power consumption in standby mode, also called energy-saving mode, measures the amount of power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.

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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