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Apple Thunderbolt Display

80points

NEC MultiSync PA271W

Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs NEC MultiSync PA271W

Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than NEC MultiSync PA271W?

  • Has an LED-backlit display
  • 28mm thinner
    207mmvs235mm
  • 2.8kg lighter
    10.8kgvs13600g
  • Supports thunderbolt
  • Has a front camera
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has FireWire

Why is NEC MultiSync PA271W better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 5ms less response time
    7msvs12ms
  • 133W lower power consumption on operation
    117W vs250W
  • Supports total tilt
  • 95mm shorter
    396mmvs491mm
  • 1053.3m more display colors
    1070mvs16.7m
  • Has a DVI connector
  • 0.6W lower power consumption on standby
    1.4W vs2W
  • Has a swivel stand

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General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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

396mm

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3.9mm

3.thickness

207mm

235mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

4.Has a swivel stand
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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

5.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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.

6.weight

10.8kg

13.6kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

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Display

1.response time

12ms

7ms

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.screen size

27"

27"

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

108"

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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.has an IPS screen
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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.

5.resolution

2560 x 1440px

2560 x 1440px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

6.maximum horizontal viewing angle

178º

178º

Horizontal viewing angle is the maximum angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance.

Best

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

178º

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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

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

1070m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP2716D 27"

1074m

4.has an ambient light sensor
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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 DVI connector
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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

2.has a VGA connector
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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

3.USB ports

3

2

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

Best

Asus PA279Q

7

4.supports thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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

5.supports Ethernet
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

6.has FireWire
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

A FireWire port allows fast transfers of big files such as HD movies. However, newer USB versions achieve a similar speed.

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Power

1.power consumption operation

250W

117W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

2W

1.4W

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

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

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Features

1.supports PiP and PaP
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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.

2.has a front camera
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC MultiSync PA271W

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

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