77points

Apple LED Cinema Display 27"

69points

Apple Thunderbolt Display

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Apple LED Cinema Display 27" vs Apple Thunderbolt Display

Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
77
points
69
points

Why is Apple LED Cinema Display 27" better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 156.93W lower power consumption on operation
    93.07W vs250W
  • Supports total tilt
  • 1W lower power consumption on standby
    1W vs2W
  • Has a swivel stand
  • Has a VGA connector

Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than Apple LED Cinema Display 27"?

  • Supports thunderbolt
  • Supports portrait mode

Top specs and features

General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
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

491mm

491mm

Best

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.9mm

3.thickness

207mm

207mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

4.Has a swivel stand
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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

5.Supports VESA mount
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
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

10.8kg

10.8kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

Display

1.response time

12ms

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.screen size

27"

27"

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

108"

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
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.

4.resolution

2560 x 1440px

2560 x 1440px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

5.has an IPS screen
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
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.maximum horizontal viewing angle

178º

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

Colors

1.luminance

375cd/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.has an ambient light sensor
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
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 VGA connector
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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

2.USB ports

3

3

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

Best

Asus PA279Q

7

3.supports Ethernet
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

4.supports thunderbolt
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
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 LED Cinema Display 27"
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

93.07W

250W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

1W

2W

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

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

Features

1.audio output power

2 x 24.5W

2 x 24.5W

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.

Best

Apple Thunderbolt Display

2 x 24.5W

2.has a front camera
Apple LED Cinema Display 27"
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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

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