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Apple Thunderbolt Display

70points

Samsung S27B970D

Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs Samsung S27B970D

Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D

Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than Samsung S27B970D?

  • Has an IPS screen
  • Supports VESA mount
  • Supports thunderbolt
  • Has a front camera
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Supports portrait mode
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has an ambient light sensor

Why is Samsung S27B970D better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 7ms less response time
    5msvs12ms
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 197W lower power consumption on operation
    53W vs250W
  • 89mm shorter
    402mmvs491mm
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 1.5W lower power consumption on standby
    0.5W vs2W
  • 183.8mm thinner
    23.2mmvs207mm
  • 5.1kg lighter
    5.7kgvs10800g

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General info

1.height

491mm

402mm

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3.9mm

2.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D

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.

3.thickness

207mm

23.2mm

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5.5mm

4.weight

10.8kg

5.7kg

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4.5g

5.width

650mm

645mm

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340.5mm

6.supports portrait mode
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D

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

5ms

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.

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1ms

2.screen size

27"

27"

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

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108"

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D

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
Samsung S27B970D

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

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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

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178º

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Colors

1.luminance

375cd/m²

285cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

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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.

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100000000:1

3.display colors

16.7m

16.7m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.

Best

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1074m

4.has an ambient light sensor
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D

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
Samsung S27B970D

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

2.USB ports

3

3

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

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7

3.supports thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D

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

4.supports Ethernet
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

5.has FireWire
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D

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

53W

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

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1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

2W

0.5W

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

Best

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0W

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Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D

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 7W

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.has a front camera
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung S27B970D

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

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