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Apple Thunderbolt Display

79points

Samsung S27A650D

Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs Samsung S27A650D

Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27A650D
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27A650D

Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than Samsung S27A650D?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Has an IPS screen
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Supports thunderbolt
  • Has a front camera
  • Supports portrait mode
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has an ambient light sensor

Why is Samsung S27A650D better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 4ms less response time
    8msvs12ms
  • 208W lower power consumption on operation
    42W vs250W
  • Supports total tilt
  • 5000x higher static contrast ratio
    5000000:1vs1000:1
  • 100.5mm shorter
    390.5mmvs491mm
  • Has a DVI connector
  • 1.6W lower power consumption on standby
    0.4W vs2W
  • Has a swivel stand

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General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27A650D

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

390.5mm

Best

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.9mm

3.Has a swivel stand
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27A650D

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

4.thickness

207mm

40.5mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

5.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27A650D

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

6.3kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

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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

81.59ppi

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
Samsung S27A650D

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
Samsung S27A650D

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.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

5000000:1

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
Samsung S27A650D

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
Samsung S27A650D

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
Samsung S27A650D

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
Samsung S27A650D

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

4.supports thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27A650D

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
Samsung S27A650D

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

42W

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

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

2W

0.4W

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
Samsung S27A650D

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

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Features

1.has a front camera
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27A650D

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

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