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Apple Cinema HD Display vs Apple Thunderbolt Display: 28 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. 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 HD Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
85% have it

3. power consumption operation

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

4. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
29.7"
Sharp LB-1085: 108"
27"

5. 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

6. 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 HD Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
83% have it

7. 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 HD Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
33% have it

8. resolution

11.11% higher resolution.
2560 x 1600px
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K: 7680 x 4320px
2560 x 1440px

9. weight

1.67kg lighter.
12.47kg
Asus VX278Q 27": 4.5g
10.8kg

10. has a DVI connector

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

11. height

52mm shorter.
543mm
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.
400cd/m²
Acer Predator X35 35" UW-UXGA: 1000cd/m²
375cd/m²

14. maximum horizontal viewing angle

Horizontal 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

15. display colors

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

16. thickness

8mm thinner.
215mm
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 HD Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
79% have it

18. width

38mm narrower.
688mm
Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3: 340.5mm
650mm

19. 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

20. 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 HD Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
69% have it

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 HD Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
1% have it

22. USB ports

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

23. supports Ethernet

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

24. has a front camera

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

25. supports portrait mode

The screen can be turned into portrait mode which is better to view isolated images like documents, photos, etc.
Apple Cinema HD Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
11% have it

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