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Apple Thunderbolt Display

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LG 27MD5K 27"

Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs LG 27MD5K 27"

Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than LG 27MD5K 27"?

  • 32.8mm thinner
    207mmvs239.8mm
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Supports portrait mode
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has FireWire

Why is LG 27MD5K 27" better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 110W lower power consumption on operation
    140W vs250W
  • 4x higher resolution
    5120 x 2880pxvs2560 x 1440px
  • 1.99x higher pixel density
    217ppivs109ppi
  • Supports total tilt
  • 20% higher static contrast ratio
    1200:1vs1000:1
  • 125cd/m² more luminance
    500cd/m²vs375cd/m²
  • Has anti-glare coating
  • 115.8mm shorter
    375.2mmvs491mm

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General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

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

375.2mm

Best

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.9mm

3.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

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.thickness

207mm

239.8mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

5.Has a swivel stand
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

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

For example

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

6.weight

10.8kg

8.5kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

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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.pixel density

109ppi

217ppi

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

280ppi

3.screen size

27"

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
LG 27MD5K 27"

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.has an IPS screen
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

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.resolution

2560 x 1440px

5120 x 2880px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

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Colors

1.luminance

375cd/m²

500cd/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

1200:1

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
LG 27MD5K 27"

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

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Connectivity

1.has a HDMI output
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

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

For example

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

2.has a DVI connector
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

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

For example

Samsung CJ791

3.has a VGA connector
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

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

For example

Philips Brilliance 492P8 49″

4.USB ports

3

3

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

Best

Asus PA279Q

7

5.supports Ethernet
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

6.supports thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

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

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Power

1.power consumption operation

250W

140W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

2W

1.2W

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

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

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Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

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 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.

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Apple Thunderbolt Display

2 x 24.5W

3.supports PiP and PaP
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

Devices supporting PiP and PaP - Picture in Picture can show two images from different sources at the same time by splitting the viewing window or creating a smaller window inside the bigger image.

4.has a front camera
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

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

5.has a radio
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

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