69points

Apple Thunderbolt Display

79points

BenQ XL2420TE

Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs BenQ XL2420TE

Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE
69
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79
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Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than BenQ XL2420TE?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Has an IPS screen
  • Has a front camera
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Supports thunderbolt
  • Supports portrait mode
  • Has an ambient light sensor
  • Has a glossy panel

Why is BenQ XL2420TE better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 11ms less response time
    1msvs12ms
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 226W lower power consumption on operation
    24W vs250W
  • Supports total tilt
  • 12000x higher static contrast ratio
    12000000:1vs1000:1
  • Has a DVI connector
  • 1.5W lower power consumption on standby
    0.5W vs2W
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

Top specs and features

General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

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.Has a swivel stand
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

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

3.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

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

7.3kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

5.width

650mm

571.4mm

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

6.supports portrait mode
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

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

Display

1.pixel density

109ppi

91.79ppi

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

280ppi

2.response time

12ms

1ms

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.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

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

1920 x 1080px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

5.has an IPS screen
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

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

170º

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

350cd/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

12000000:1

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

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
BenQ XL2420TE

An ambient light sensor adjusts the luminance of the device according to the amount of natural light that surrounds it.

Connectivity

1.has a HDMI output
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.has a DVI connector
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

Devices that have a DVI connector (usually computers and notebooks) can be connected to the TV set.

4.has a VGA connector
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

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

5.USB ports

3

4

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

Best

Asus PA279Q

7

6.supports Ethernet
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

Power

1.power consumption operation

250W

24W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

2W

0.5W

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

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

Features

1.has a front camera
Apple Thunderbolt Display
BenQ XL2420TE

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

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