69points

Apple Thunderbolt Display

45points

Sony BVME170

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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs Sony BVME170

Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than Sony BVME170?

  • Has an IPS screen
  • Supports VESA mount
  • 7.7mm thinner
    207mmvs214.7mm
  • Supports thunderbolt
  • Has a front camera
  • Has an ambient light sensor
  • Supports portrait mode
  • Has a glossy panel

Why is Sony BVME170 better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • Has a HDMI output
  • 105W lower power consumption on operation
    145W vs250W
  • 208.6mm shorter
    282.4mmvs491mm
  • 2.3kg lighter
    8.5kgvs10800g
  • 214mm narrower
    436mmvs650mm
  • Has a VGA connector
  • Supports digital input

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General info

1.height

491mm

282.4mm

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2.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

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

214.7mm

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4.weight

10.8kg

8.5kg

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5.width

650mm

436mm

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6.supports portrait mode
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

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.screen size

27"

16.6"

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

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108"

2.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

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.

3.has an IPS screen
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

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.

4.resolution

2560 x 1440px

1920 x 1080px

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5.maximum horizontal viewing angle

178º

89º

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

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6.has an LED-backlit display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

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Colors

1.luminance

375cd/m²

100cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

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2.contrast ratio

1000:1

10:1

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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3.has an ambient light sensor
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

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
Sony BVME170

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

2.has a VGA connector
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

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

3.supports thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

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
Sony BVME170

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

5.has FireWire
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

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

145W

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

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1.1W

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Features

1.has a front camera
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

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

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Miscellaneous

1.supports digital input
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Sony BVME170

Digital inputs carry a binary digital signal, instead of an analog signal. Digital input improves the quality of the projection.

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