Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display
Apple 27 Thunderbolt Display
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A multi award winning 2560 x 1440 PC screen with average features
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels LED No Nov 2012
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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have scored the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display as follows for Summary.
55 Reviews + 7 Awards
Average Features
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%, based on 55 reviews.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC displays with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC monitors 2017.
This Apple PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an AC cables included
Wall mountable
Quite slow response time

Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display Video Reviews

Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display In-Depth Analysis


Has an AC Cables Included

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this Apple PC screen. The cables included AC are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Wall Mountable

The 27" Thunderbolt Display is wall mountable. 92% of LCD screens are not wall mountable.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, vertical of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 178° is quite wide compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the widest 20% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. The average viewing angle, vertical of all LCD screens is 160°, with the narrowest being 10° and the widest being 180°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the LCD screens the viewing angles, horizontal range from 17° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display's viewing angle, horizontal of 178° is in the widest 22% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of LCD screens which do not have a built-in camera.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response time of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 12ms is quite slow compared to most other PC displays. It is in the slowest 7% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature. PC monitors have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple uk mc914bb, apple sku78djgr, apple skunzf2gc, apple 2560x1440, apple skuuwf2gc, apple mc914lla, apple mc914zma, apple mc914bb
Barcodes 00085909456925, 00635131604744, 00885909611263, 00885909611294, 03606507403121, 05053973135250, 08592978000882, 08859096113796