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Apple Thunderbolt Display

90points

NEC X401S

Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs NEC X401S

Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC X401S
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC X401S

Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than NEC X401S?

  • 46mm shorter
    491mmvs537mm
  • 4.1kg lighter
    10.8kgvs14900g
  • 275mm narrower
    650mmvs925mm
  • Supports thunderbolt
  • Has a front camera
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has FireWire

Why is NEC X401S better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 4ms less response time
    8msvs12ms
  • 48.15% bigger screen size
    40"vs27"
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 140W lower power consumption on operation
    110W vs250W
  • 3.5x higher static contrast ratio
    3500:1vs1000:1
  • 125cd/m² more luminance
    500cd/m²vs375cd/m²
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a DVI connector

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General info

1.height

491mm

537mm

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3.9mm

2.thickness

207mm

43mm

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5.5mm

3.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC X401S

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

14.9kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

5.width

650mm

925mm

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

6.supports portrait mode
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC X401S

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

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Display

1.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

2.pixel density

109ppi

55ppi

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

280ppi

3.screen size

27"

40"

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

Best

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108"

4.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC X401S

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
NEC X401S

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

1920 x 1080px

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.

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1000cd/m²

2.contrast ratio

1000:1

3500:1

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
NEC X401S

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
NEC X401S

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
NEC X401S

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

3.has a DVI connector
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC X401S

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
NEC X401S

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

5.supports thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC X401S

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

6.supports Ethernet
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC X401S

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

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Power

1.power consumption operation

250W

110W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

2W

2W

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

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

3.has a sleep timer
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC X401S

A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

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Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple Thunderbolt Display
NEC X401S

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
NEC X401S

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
NEC X401S

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

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