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Apple 27" Cinema Display PC Monitor

27" LCD Aug 2013
Display Diagonal Display Built-In Speaker(s) Built-In Camera Release Date $502.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Good product quality
Limited connectivity options and physical adjustability
180 Reviews + 2 Awards
pcactual.com Recommended MacPro.se Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This PC screen was given a "Recommended" award by both websites Pcactual.com and MacPro.se, both of which concluded that this flatpanel monitor was good.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this LCD screen is 74% based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and PC Advisor.co.uk.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 242 user reviews this PC screen has a superb overall user rating. Over 75% of reviewers gave this PC screen the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Apple Has Good PC Screen Reviews

We checked 287 owner and expert reviews (including 22 verified purchases) for Apple PC monitors and found that on average Apple has good reviews. 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.

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Design

Gorgeous Display

Twenty-nine people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Macworld.com.au mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Gorgeous display” . Expert review site Trustedreviews.com scored it 6 stars and mentioned “Indeed for us, it’s the Natalie Portman of computers [high praise indeed – Ed]; beautiful, stylish and intelligent” in their review of the Apple 27" Cinema Display. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “This huge LCD packs impressive performance and sky-high resolution into a beautifully designed, stunning screen” and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

Four owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was well designed. Macworld.com.au wrote “Beautiful design”. Wmkphoto mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Two USB 2 ports? Not USB 3? Just shows Apple design is far from perfect” in their review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Mary wrote in his review of the Apple 27" Cinema Display “If you have a mac and can afford this pricey monitor, you'll feel grateful for it's native features, sleek design and useful ports”.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was neat. Tanker5 wrote in their review of this PC monitor “This is a nice feature, because it keeps the cabling neat.” .

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Apple 27" Cinema Display “Indeed, for well-off Apple users who want excellent image quality.” and rated it 7 stars. Seven years ago expert website Alphr.com rated it 6 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Mouth-watering design and good image quality.”. Paha Sapa Photos rated this PC monitor 8 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “The video quality is excellent and the many ports allow connection of various peripherals so that it's an easy connect to”.

Well Made

Nine owners agreed that it was well made. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Solid Feel”. Sev mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “I considering they are built in”. Mxyplyzk mentioned “For now, as a basic monitor with a usb hub built in it's great”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was reliable. Number1photog wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The Apple 27' Thunderbold Display is by far the most reliable and color accurate monitor I've ever used” in their Apple 27" Cinema Display review. Five years ago Fluidity mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Bhphotovideo.com “Gigabit ethernet via thunderbolt is a nice addition to the air--makes my VPN/VNC connection to work smoother and more reliable”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Jeff the Astrophotrapher wrote “Inside the final box (with the Apple branding all over it) the Thunderbolt was secured with plenty of sturdy, form-fit foam”.

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Easy to Setup

Five customers said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Bestbuy.com wrote “Easy To Set Up” in their Apple 27" Cinema Display review.

Five owners who bought the product wrote that it was easy to use. Two years ago Tim said in his Apple 27" Cinema Display review on Bhphotovideo.com “Big, beautiful and a treat to use”. Chris mentioned in his review of the Apple 27" Cinema Display “Thunderbolt cable comes attached to the monitor Would be happy to use BH Photo Video Pro Audio again”. Bvbfoto said in their Apple 27" Cinema Display review on Bhphotovideo.com “I was waiting for something better to use with my MacBook Pro” and scored it 9 stars.

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor said that it was easy to use the menus. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Simple Settings”. One person who reviewed the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three people who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it was noisy. Mac said in his review of the Apple 27" Cinema Display on Bhphotovideo.com in April last year “The noise is also irritating to the ears” and rated it 5 stars. One person said in their reviews that it was quiet. Nicholas_b said on Amazon “This means the noisy cooling fans must run too - and I work in music production, so I need a quiet environment” in their review of this PC monitor.


Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed the Apple 27" Cinema Display said that it had good sound quality. Openwaterraver wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The built in speakers were ok for moderate sound quality”.

Good Picture Quality

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Charles R wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Image quality is near perfect, ethernet port works fine”. Beable2 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Finally decided to get 1 pair with MacPro 6 core.I love the image quality, good for Maya, c4d, good for After Effects, nuke, good for Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Ozric Tentacle said on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The quality of the screen is amazing with colours that pop out at you” in their review of this PC monitor. Ben mentioned in his review of this PC monitor also three years ago “The display is gorgeous - crisp dispay, vibrant colours and natural looking motion on the display” .

Two owners thought this PC monitor had a sharp image. Tomtel said in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Plenty of display area for editing images in Photoshop on one monitor and Bridge or Lightroom open on another, Color and sharpness are phenomenal” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Bilco5 rated it 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The sharpness, brightness and dynamic range are fantastic”.

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it had clear images. Morrobayboy wrote on Bhphotovideo.com five years ago “Great clarity & color, greatly appreciated working with PhotoShop” in their review of the Apple 27" Cinema Display.

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had a wide viewing angle. Bknize mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Great viewing angle!” and rated it 7 stars.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Anandtech.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “It also added features like a built-in MagSafe power supply”. Five years ago Mincho said in their review of this PC monitor “The resolution, design, back ports, integrated sound are a really cool features” and scored it 8 stars.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One owner concluded that this PC monitor had good technical guidance. Ron said five years ago “The one cable) are a plus and help justify the price.”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Pico mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “As a heavy user of Mac”. Tim wrote “It's a bit heavier than I expected.”. Fb Surfgoddess wrote “A bit heavier than I though too” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One person who bought it thought it was compact. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Photographer wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Great 27" narrow gamut IPS screen” .

One owner who bought it mentioned that it was a good size. Gene H. mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The brightness and pixel screen dimensions make it so easy to see shots”.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Camera

The Apple 27" Cinema Display has a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as this PC monitor do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips 231C5, and the Asus MK241 is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Apple 27" Cinema Display has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the AOC D2769VH which has better reviews.

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Display

Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of PC screens of this type and age is 18°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At 178 degrees, the 27" Cinema Display has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the Apple 27" Cinema Display has one of the widest viewing angles, vertical amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The viewing angles, vertical of similar spec PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to this PC monitor range from 10° to 180°.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The 27" Cinema Display has a quite slow response time (12 milliseconds) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to this PC display. The average response time of medium monitors that are a similar age to this LCD screen is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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Ergonomics

Wall Mountable

The 27" Cinema Display is wall mountable, as are most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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Smart TV

Limited Connectivity Options and Physical Adjustability

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Apple 27" Cinema Display was not good in terms of connectivity. Seven years ago Macworld.com.au said in their review of this PC monitor “Limited connectivity options and physical adjustability”. Mahesh mentioned “Also a few times I had connectivity issues that require a computer reboot”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this PC screen was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple a1407, apple a1316

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