Apple 27" Cinema Display
Apple 27 Cinema Display
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Apple 27" Cinema Display Recommended Recommended
A Multi Award Winning PC Screen
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels LCD No Aug 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display 3D Release Date

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Apple 27" Cinema Display Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Apple 27" Cinema Display number 914 across all PC monitors.
260 Reviews + 2 Awards
Not Currently for Sale
5 Great Features
3 Years Old
£641 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 52?

It has good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this LCD screen to others. This PC monitor has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from and one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC screens with better features are available. However this Apple PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC screens 2017.
The 27" Cinema Display has running costs of £641 over 8 years, which are in the most expensive 1% of all 1,185 latest comparable spec PC displays that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Quite slow response time

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Two Industry Awards

Websites and both concluded that concluded that they would endorse this PC screen and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

18 experts from sites including, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and PC have rated this Apple PC display on average 74%.

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Excellent User Reviews

27" Cinema Display owners on average rated this PC monitor as brilliant. 115 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Nice Design

15 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Great Product Quality

13 people considered that the product was good quality.

Easy to Use

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup.


Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

Apple Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

We checked 315 expert and user reviews (including 25 verified purchases) for Apple PC displays and found that on average Apple has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range. 95% of those that bought a Apple LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Reasonably Priced

Three owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good value for money.


Wall Mountable

The 27" Cinema Display is wall mountable. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to this PC screen also are wall mountable.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The 27" Cinema Display has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other new medium monitors.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 12 milliseconds, the Apple 27" Cinema Display has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor. Across all the similar age medium monitors the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.8ms.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of latest PC screens is 18° and the widest is 1,800°. The 27" Cinema Display has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC display.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The 27" Cinema Display has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other latest medium monitors do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of recently released PC displays is 10° and the widest is 180°. At 178 degrees, the Apple 27" Cinema Display has a very wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar age PC displays.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Apple released the 27" Cinema Display in August 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The 27" Cinema Display has an average 8 year running cost of £641 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run latest comparable spec PC displays.

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Apple 27" Cinema Display Review Sources

To prepare this Apple 27" Cinema Display review we compared this PC monitor to 100 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 706,987 product attributes, 86,762 PC monitor reviews and 8,046,400 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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