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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display

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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display

£899.00
Apple 27 Thunderbolt Display
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A fully featured and multi award winning 27" LCD screen, with an Editor's Choice award from four expert review websites and 3 further awards from other expert sites
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 12ms Jul 2014
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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display as follows:
92
Reviews
306 Reviews + 7 Awards
51
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
54
Running Costs
£650 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 306 reviews. This PC monitor has received seven awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Cnetfrance.fr plus three other sites and a "Recommended" award from F1cd.ru plus one other site. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC monitors with better features are available. However this Apple PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
The 27" Thunderbolt Display has running costs of £650 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 1% of all 3,255 PC screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
Introducing the world's first thunderbolt display
Made for the new macbook family
Thunderbolt technology built in
Connect via mini displayport
The ultimate docking station
MagSafe connector
Plug in and power up
A bigger display for your biggest ideas
The LED advantage
LED backlighting
Built-in conveniences
Thunderbolt display compatibility

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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display Video Reviews

Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Seven Industry Awards

This LCD screen has received seven awards from experts.

This PC display was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review websites Cnetfrance.fr, PC Mag, CNET.com and Computershopper.com all of whom decided that this PC screen was spectacularly good.

The experts at review sites F1cd.ru and MacPro.se both concluded that they would endorse this flatpanel monitor and gave it their "Recommended" award.

One other expert review site said that this PC display was carefully designed. This was from 3dnews.ru who gave it an "Innovative Design".

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 26 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, Pocket Lint and PC Advisor.co.uk this flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 280 owner reviews this flatpanel monitor has a fantastic overall owner rating. 177 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Apple PC Screens Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 860 expert and owner reviews (including 101 verified purchases), Apple has very good ratings for its flatpanel monitors. 95% of those that bought a Apple PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £899.00 it is more expensive than 96% of PC monitors.

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Running Costs

High Running Costs

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has an average 5 year running cost of £650 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market since July 2014.

Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The 27" Thunderbolt Display's display diagonal of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is bigger than 73% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. PC screens have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display is 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors the best resolution is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The response time of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 12ms is slower than average when compared to most other PC monitors. It is in the slowest 7% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. Flatpanel monitors have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 178° is in the widest 21% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. LCD screens have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The 27" Thunderbolt Display's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the widest 6% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in camera, which is unusual. 98% of PC monitors do not have a built-in camera.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 53% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 1,000 is relatively average compared to most other PC displays. It is higher than 74% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

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Has AC and Thunderbolt

The number of cables included found on the 27" Thunderbolt Display is more than most PC displays. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included AC and Thunderbolt are also found on this Apple flatpanel monitor.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in subwoofer. 100% of PC displays do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Three Speakers

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display is a three speaker LCD screen. Most of the other LCD screens have between one and four speakers.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

apple a1407mc914llb, apple skuq5f2gc, apple 2560x1440, apple mc914llb, apple mc914zmb, apple mc914lla

Barcodes:

00711583592614, 00885909456796, 00885909456895, 00885909611263, 00885909611300, 00885909611348, 00885909611362, 00885909611379, 00885909781447, 05054629145470, 08859056177127, 08859096112638

Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display

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