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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display

Apple 27 Thunderbolt Display
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Brand Rating
Average Brand
79
Features
Good Features
62
Running Costs
$580 Over 5 Years
68
Kagoo Score
Good
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 7 year old 27" PC screen, with moderate running costs.
Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Very wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
Built-in speaker
27"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
12ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
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With very good features, we have scored the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display as follows:

68

68
Kagoo Score
51
Brand Rating
79
Features
63
Running Costs

68

68
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 68?

Apple is an average PC screen brand.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better flatpanel monitors are available.
This PC monitor has running costs of $580 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 1% of all 2,000+ PC monitors that we have calculated running costs for.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Big 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

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each PC monitor by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the PC monitor is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec PC monitors come to market, the older PC monitors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

79
Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Big display diagonal
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Wide vertical viewing angle
Very wide horizontal viewing angle
Has a built-in speaker
Has a built-in camera
Has a built-in subwoofer
Three speakers
Has ac and thunderbolt
Slow response time
Only low typical contrast ratio
Big Display Diagonal
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The average display diagonal of all PC screens is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95". The display diagonal of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 27" is bigger than 70% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels. The best resolution of all LCD screens is 5120 x 2880 (5K) pixels and the worst is 480 x 234 pixels. §.

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Slow Response Time

The response time of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display of 12ms is very slow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 8% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. PC screens have response times of between 0.1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.9ms.

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Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
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The average vertical viewing angle of all LCD screens is 160°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°. The 27" Thunderbolt Display's vertical viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the widest 21% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
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PC screens have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The horizontal viewing angle of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 178° is in the widest 3% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in speaker. 52% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Built-in Camera
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The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in camera, which is unusual. 98% of LCD screens do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Low Typical Contrast Ratio

This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on LCD screens. A contrast ratio of between 500 and 1,000.

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Has a Built-in Subwoofer
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The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 100% of LCD screens do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Three Speakers

The 27" Thunderbolt Display is a three speaker PC monitor.

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Has Ac and Thunderbolt

The number of cables included found on the 27" Thunderbolt Display is more than most LCD screens. The most frequently found cables included is vga, but this cables included is not found on this Apple PC monitor. The cables included ac and thunderbolt are also found on this LCD screen.

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Running Costs

Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display Running Costs

The 27" Thunderbolt Display is in the most expensive 1% of all 2,000+ PC displays that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 27" Thunderbolt Display will cost $580 over 5 years to run.

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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 3.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 83 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display

QWhat is the display diagonal of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display?
AThe Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display is a 27 inches PC monitor.
QWhat is the display resolution of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display?
AThe Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a display resolution of 2560 x 1440.
QIs the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display 3D?
ANo, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display is not 3D.
QWhat is the response time of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display?
AThe Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a response time of 12 milliseconds.
QWhat is the vertical viewing angle of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display?
AThe Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees.
QWhat is the horizontal viewing angle of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display?
AThe Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees.
QWhat is the typical contrast ratio of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display?
AThe Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a low typical contrast ratio.
QWhat is the aspect ratio of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display?
AThe Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a high-definition tv (16:9) aspect ratio.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display have a card reader integrated?
ANo, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display does not have a card reader integrated.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display have an HDMI?
ANo, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display does not have an HDMI.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display support ethernet LAN?
AYes, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display supports ethernet LAN.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display support Wi-Fi?
ANo, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display does not support Wi-Fi.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display support bluetooth?
ANo, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display does not support bluetooth.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display have an HDCP?
ANo, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display does not have an HDCP.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display have a built-in speaker?
AYes, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in speaker.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display have a built-in camera?
AYes, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in camera.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display have a TV tuner integrated?
ANo, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display does not have a TV tuner integrated.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display have a built-in subwoofer?
AYes, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in subwoofer.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display have a height adjustment?
ANo, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display does not have a height adjustment.
QDoes the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display support VESA mounting?
AYes, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display is a PC monitor which supports VESA mounting.
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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display Specification

Key Features
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Response Time
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Aspect Ratio
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Display Surface
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
Display Diagonal (Metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Native Aspect Ratio
Colours
Panel Type
Display Brightness (Typical)
Ports & Interfaces
Card Reader Integrated
HDMI
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
HDCP
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
I/O Ports
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
AC (Power) in
Multimedia
Built-in Speaker
Built-in Camera
Built-in Microphone
TV Tuner Integrated
Built-in Subwoofer
Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Swivel Webcam
Design
Energy Star Certified
Colour
Market Positioning
Performance
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
On/off Switch
Cable Lock Slot Type
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Packaging Data
Cables Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (With Stand)
Weight With Stand
Height (With Stand)
Depth (With Stand)
Width (With Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Audio System
Display Technology
Compatibility
Minimum System Requirements

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

apple 60daywty, apple mc914llb, apple mc914lla, apple a1407

Barcodes

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