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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display PC Monitor

£850.79
27" LED 1 Sep 2012
Display Diagonal Display Thunderbolt Ports Quantity Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £651.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
Seven industry awards
£211.27 price drop
A bit expensive
42 Reviews + 7 Awards
Cnetfrance.fr Editor's Choice CNET.com Editor's Choice computershopper.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst PC monitors of this age and spec, this PC screen is one of the most highly awarded.

This PC display received an "Editor's Choice" award from review websites CNET.com, PC Mag, Computershopper.com and Cnetfrance.fr all of whom thought that this LCD screen was marvellous.

The writers at two other expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this PC screen. MacPro.se and F1cd.ru both gave this Apple flatpanel monitor a "Recommended" award.

The author at review sites 3dnews.ru wrote that this Apple LCD screen was well designed and gave it their "Design Award".

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, Pocket Lint and PC Advisor.co.uk this flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 79 out of 100.

Apple PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

Based on 287 owner and expert reviews (including 22 verified purchases), Apple has good ratings for its PC displays. Apple also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Apple PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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A Bit Expensive

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was not expensive. Expert website Alphr.com wrote “A superb, if pricey, partner to the latest generation of MacBooks, offering superb image quality” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person considered that the product was not good value for money. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display “It doesn't come cheap”.

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Not Cheap

The cheapeast PC displays of a similar spec and age that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £9,999. We think that this PC display looks expensive for a PC screen of a similar age and spec.


Good Picture Quality

Two customers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it had good picture quality. One owner said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Four years ago Macworld.com.au scored it 8 stars and wrote “The LED-backlit IPS panel boasts 375 cm/d2 brightness, excellent contrast and impressive colours”.

Good Sound Quality

One owner who bought it concluded that it had good sound quality.


Design

Good Product Quality

Four customers who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Expert review site Macworld.com.au said “When it comes to picture quality you’ll get glorious a 2560 x 1440 resolution desktop out of a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it 7 stars. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display on PC Mag “The 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display delivers solid picture and audio quality in a stylish aluminum cabinet.”. Francis Treuherz scored it 7 stars and he wrote “Great quality visual display and is integrated with sound” in his review of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display.

Nice Design

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Theglobeandmail.com said “It has a gorgeous glass front that stretches seamlessly” in their review of this PC monitor.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well designed. Techdigest.tv mentioned “Apple pulled out all the stops when putting together their latest, greatest notebook, with an unbelievably sharp display, super-slim design and top-notch hardware updates that incl” in their Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display review.

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Robust

Two people considered that it was well made. Francis Treuherz wrote “It has its own built in hub at the back”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product said that it had good features. Cnet.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on CNET.com “These changes also are reflected in the Features subrating and the overall score” in their review of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this flatpanel monitor was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Camera

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to this PC screen 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), as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to this PC screen.

There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the PA328 (£767.03), or the PA279 (£665.40) both from Asus which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to consider including the Asus PQ321QE (£879.99).

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to this PC monitor do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to this PC monitor also have an Energy Star certified.

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Display

Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that came out around the same time as this PC display is 170°, and the viewing angles, horizontal range from 18° to 1,800°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of PC displays of this type and age is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. The 27" Thunderbolt Display has one of the wider viewing angles, vertical (178 degrees) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a fairly slow response time (12 milliseconds) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to this PC screen. PC monitors of this age and spec have response times of between 1ms and 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens of this age and type. This Apple PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on LCD screens of this age and type. The cables included "Thunderbolt" is also found on this PC display.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

The 27" Thunderbolt Display is one of the less economic to run PC monitors of this spec and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 27" Thunderbolt Display will cost £652 over 8 years to run.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple mc914bb
Barcodes 00635131604744, 00885909456796, 00885909456895, 00885909611263, 00885909611300, 00885909611348, 00885909611362, 00885909781447, 08859096112638

Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display Review Sources

To prepare this Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display review we compared this PC monitor to 3,037 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,538 product attributes, 78,627 PC monitor reviews and 7,443,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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