60points

Apple Thunderbolt Display

90points

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

Apple Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

Apple Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
60
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Apple Thunderbolt Display
90
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Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than Dell UltraSharp UP3218K?

  • 75cd/m² more luminance
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    375cd/m²vs300cd/m²
  • Supports Ethernet
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  • Supports Thunderbolt
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  • Has a front camera
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  • Has a glossy panel
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  • Has an ambient light sensor
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  • Supports portrait mode
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  • Has FireWire
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Why is Dell UltraSharp UP3218K better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 6ms less response time
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    6msvs12ms
  • 9x higher resolution
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    7680 x 4320pxvs2560 x 1440px
  • 18.52% bigger screen size
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    32"vs27"
  • Has a HDMI output
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  • 2.57x higher pixel density
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    280ppivs109ppi
  • 180W lower power consumption on operation
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    70W vs250W
  • 1053.3m more display colors
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    1070mvs16.7m
  • Has anti-glare coating
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Price comparison

Apple Thunderbolt Display

ProductStorePrice
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonApple MC914LL/A Thunderbolt Display Disp...Apple MC914LL/A Thunderbolt Display Display Port 2560x1440 27in, Silver (Renewed)
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$849.66
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonApple 27" LED Thunderbolt Display MC914L...Apple 27" LED Thunderbolt Display MC914LL/A (Renewed)
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$840.00
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonApple MC914LL/B 27-inch Thunderbolt Disp...Apple MC914LL/B 27-inch Thunderbolt Display (Renewed)
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$849.66
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonApple LED Cinema Display 24-Inch MB382LL...Apple LED Cinema Display 24-Inch MB382LL/A (Renewed)
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$799.77
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonLG 27UK850-W 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor with...LG 27UK850-W 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor with HDR10 with USB Type-C Connectivity and FreeSync, White
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$449.99
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonDell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Mo...Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
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$630.00
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonLG 24MD4KL-B UltraFine 24" IPS LED 4K UH...LG 24MD4KL-B UltraFine 24" IPS LED 4K UHD Monitor - Black (Renewed)
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$649.00
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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$4,999.00
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonHP 27er 27-Inch Full HD 1080p IPS LED Mo...HP 27er 27-Inch Full HD 1080p IPS LED Monitor with Frameless Bezel and VGA & HDMI (T3M88AA)
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$237.43
Apple Thunderbolt Display AmazonSamsung 34-Inch CJ791 Ultrawide Curved G...Samsung 34-Inch CJ791 Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor (LC34J791WTNXZA) - 100Hz Refresh, QLED Computer Monitor, 3440 x 1440p Resolution, 4ms Response, Stereo Speakers, White
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$999.00
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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$59.00

General info

1.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
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.
2.supports portrait mode
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
The screen can be turned into portrait mode which is better to view isolated images like documents, photos, etc.

Display

1.response time

12ms

6ms

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

2560 x 1440px

7680 x 4320px

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

27"

32"

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

109ppi

280ppi

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 Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
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 Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
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.luminance

375cd/m²

300cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.
2.contrast ratio

1000:1

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

1070m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.
4.has an ambient light sensor
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
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
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.USB ports

3

4

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
3.supports Ethernet
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
Ethernet is a local area network technology.
4.supports Thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
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 Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
A FireWire port allows fast transfers of big files such as HD movies. However, newer USB versions achieve a similar speed.
6.has an external memory slot
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Power

1.operating power consumption

250W

70W

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

2W

0.3W

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 Thunderbolt Display
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

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