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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display

73

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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display

$1,099.00
Apple 27 Thunderbolt Display
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A multi award winning and good spec 27" PC screen, with satisfactory running costs but representing only moderate value for money
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 12ms Nov 2012
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Apple LED Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) MC914LL/A
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Used - Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display A1407 MC914LL/A 2560x1440 NICE CONDITION 60dayWTY (Used)
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Used - Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display HD LED LCD MC914LL/A + B Grade + Warranty! (Used) - on
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Used - Apple Open Box 27" LED Backlit Thunderbolt Display
$559.00
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Used - Apple Cinema Thunderbolt Display 27"
$614.00
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Refurbished - Apple Open Box 27" LED Backlit Thunderbolt Display
$699.99
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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display as follows:
94
Reviews
306 Reviews + 7 Awards
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
61
Running Costs
$530 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 306 reviews.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC monitors 2018.
This Apple PC monitor has running costs of $530 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 1% of all 3,257 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
The 27" Thunderbolt Display has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
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
Slower than average response time

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Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,099.00 it is in the most expensive 5% of PC monitors.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display of £850.79 ($850.79) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $248.21.

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Running Costs

High Running Costs

The 27" Thunderbolt Display is one of the more expensive to run LCD screens that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 27" Thunderbolt Display is $530.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of PC screens is 3.5", the biggest is 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The display diagonal of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is bigger than 75% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all PC monitors is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 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 displays. It is slower than 93% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature. PC displays have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 178° is relatively typical compared to most other PC screens. It is in the widest 55% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

PC displays have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is in the widest 23% of all LCD screens when ranked 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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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The 27" Thunderbolt Display's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly standard compared to most other PC screens. It is higher than 75% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Has an AC Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display is more than most PC displays. The most commonly found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this 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, unlike 92% of PC displays which are not wall mountable.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The 27" Thunderbolt Display is a three USB 2.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other PC displays have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

apple 0885909456925, apple mc914bbmrcr, apple uk mc914bb, apple mc914llb

Barcodes:

00085909456925, 00635131604744, 00885909456796, 00885909456925, 00885909611263, 00885909611294, 00885909611348, 03606507403121, 05053973135250, 05056200500951, 08592978000882, 08859056177127, 08859096113796

Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display

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