67points

Apple Thunderbolt Display

71points

HP Pavilion 27c

Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs HP Pavilion 27c

Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c
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71
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Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than HP Pavilion 27c?

  • Has an IPS screen
  • Has an LED-backlit display
  • Supports VESA mount
  • 94.7mm narrower
    650mmvs744.7mm
  • Has a front camera
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Supports thunderbolt
  • Supports portrait mode

Why is HP Pavilion 27c better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 4ms less response time
    8msvs12ms
  • 185W lower power consumption on operation
    65W vs250W
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 3x higher static contrast ratio
    3000:1vs1000:1
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 1.5W lower power consumption on standby
    0.5W vs2W
  • 112.4mm shorter
    378.6mmvs491mm
  • 146.6mm thinner
    60.4mmvs207mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.height

491mm

378.6mm

Best

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3.9mm

2.thickness

207mm

60.4mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

3.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

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.width

650mm

744.7mm

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

5.weight

10.8kg

6.7kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

6.supports portrait mode
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

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

Display

1.pixel density

109ppi

82ppi

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

280ppi

2.response time

12ms

8ms

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"

27"

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

108"

4.has an IPS screen
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

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. PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, which has increased brightness and lower production costs.

5.resolution

2560 x 1440px

1920 x 1080px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

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.

Colors

1.luminance

375cd/m²

300cd/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

3000:1

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.has an ambient light sensor
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

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
HP Pavilion 27c

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

2.has a VGA connector
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

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

3.supports Ethernet
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

4.supports thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

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
HP Pavilion 27c

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

65W

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 stereo speakers
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.audio output power

2 x 24.5W

2 x 4W

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

3.has a front camera
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

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

4.has DTS Surround
Apple Thunderbolt Display
HP Pavilion 27c

DTS Surround is a high-quality audio codec that supports up to six audio channels, with good bitrates and audio quality.

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