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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display PC Monitor

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27" LED 1 Nov 2012
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Apple Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Apple is one of the superior PC monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Apple also has good reviews for its medium monitors.

LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on PC monitors of this spec and age.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the 27" Thunderbolt Display do not have a built-in camera.

Other PC monitors with a built-in camera currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VG2437mc[plb_1464473_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Unlike most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 27" Thunderbolt Display which do not have a built-in speaker(s), the 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at including the LG 22EB23TM[plb_1553983_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

When compared to other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 27" Thunderbolt Display that we have assessed, the viewing angle, vertical of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 178 degrees is one of the widest. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 27" Thunderbolt Display have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontal of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 178 degrees is one of the widest amongst medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have viewing angle, horizontals of between -5° and 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

PC screens of a comparable type and age to the 27" Thunderbolt Display have RMS rated powers of between 0.5W and 49W. When compared to other comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the 27" Thunderbolt Display that we have checked, the 27" Thunderbolt Display's RMS rated power of 49 Watts is one of the highest.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 375 candellas per square meter, the 27" Thunderbolt Display has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago. The dimmest display brightness of PC displays of a similar age and type to the 27" Thunderbolt Display is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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Has One Cables Included

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC displays of a comparable age and type to the 27" Thunderbolt Display.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One Thunderbolt Ports Quantity

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display is a one thunderbolt ports quantity PC display.

If you want larger thunderbolt ports quantitys then you might want to look at the 34UM95[pl_2175141_price] (2 thunderbolt ports quantitys), the 34UM94[pl_2495065_price] (2 thunderbolt ports quantitys), or the 34UC97[pl_2591370_price] (2 thunderbolt ports quantitys) all from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 27" Thunderbolt Display, the 27" Thunderbolt Display is not 3D.

PC displays which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The 27" Thunderbolt Display does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a card reader integrated.

We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors which also have a card reader integrated including the U3011[pl_1534149_price], the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] all from DELL.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has one of the slower response times (12 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have response times of between 1ms and 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.

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Heavy

The weights of PC screens that are a comparable age to the 27" Thunderbolt Display range from 3g to 39kg. With a weight of 10.8 kilograms, the 27" Thunderbolt Display is one of the heaviest PC monitors of this age and spec amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very High Power Consumption (max)

The lowest power consumption (max) of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years is 16W and the highest is 250W. The power consumption (max) of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display of 250 Watts is one of the highest amongst PC monitors that are a comparable age to the 27" Thunderbolt Display.

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1 Other reason to consider the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this medium monitor was released.

Specification

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Ports & Interfaces
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
USB 2.0 Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
TV Tuner Integrated
Performance
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Ethernet LAN
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (max)
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Input Voltage
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Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
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Cables Included
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Expert Reviews

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20 October 2014

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27 February 2014

Laptops are often used like desktop computers, with external devices such as displays, hard drives, and printers plugged into the ports. When you need to use your laptop as a mobile device, you... Read more…

14 January 2013

That's especially true if you're running a MacBook Air, which has just two USB ports and relies on Wi-Fi for internet access.Hook up the Thunderbolt Display and you've suddenly got a superfast... Read more…

4 January 2013

When it comes to picture quality you?ll get glorious a 2560 x 1440 resolution desktop out of a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac. The LED-backlit IPS panel boasts 375 cm/d2 brightness, excellent contrast...

23 July 2012

Mmmm...MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It's a keeper, that's for sure. Apple pulled out all the stops when putting together their latest, greatest notebook, with an unbelievably sharp display,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 8 January 2015 by Francis Treuherz
(Verified Purchase)

Great quality visual display and is integrated with sound. It has its own built in hub at the back. It has a camera. So it is a real extension of my very small MacBookAir and I can even watch TV... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple mc914, apple mc914b, apple mc914z, apple mc914bb, apple mc914zm, apple mc914zmb
Barcodes 00085909456925, 00635131604744, 00885909611294, 03606507403121, 05053973135250, 08592978000882, 08859096113796

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