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Apple Thunderbolt Display

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Apple Thunderbolt Display review: specs and price

Apple Thunderbolt Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than the average?

  • Screen size
    27"vs24.22"
  • Resolution
    2560 x 1440pxvs2138481.57px
  • Pixel density
    109ppivs95.17ppi
  • Luminance
    375cd/m²vs275.99cd/m²
  • Maximum horizontal viewing angle
    178ºvs173.78º
  • Maximum vertical viewing angle
    178ºvs168.38º
  • USB ports
    3vs2.65
  • Audio output power
    2 x 24.5Wvs5.38W

Top specs and features

General info

1.height

491mm

Best

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.9mm

2.thickness

207mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

3.Supports VESA mount
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.

4.weight

10.8kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

5.width

650mm

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

6.supports portrait mode
Apple Thunderbolt Display

The screen can be turned into portrait mode which is better to view isolated images like documents, photos, etc.

Display

1.pixel density

109ppi

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

280ppi

2.response time

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

3.screen size

27"

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

108"

4.every pixel has three subpixels
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.resolution

2560 x 1440px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

6.has an IPS screen
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.

Colors

1.luminance

375cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

Best

Acer Predator X35 35" UW-UXGA

1000cd/m²

2.contrast ratio

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

3.display colors

16.7m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP2716D 27"

1074m

4.has an ambient light sensor
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.USB ports

3

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

Best

Asus PA279Q

7

2.supports thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display

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

3.supports Ethernet
Apple Thunderbolt Display

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

4.has FireWire
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

250W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

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

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 Thunderbolt Display

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

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