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Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display

Apple 27 Thunderbolt Display
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A good spec and multi award winning 27" LCD screen, with OK running costs
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 12ms Jul 2014
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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
294 Reviews + 7 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
61
Running Costs
$550 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 294 reviews.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer flatpanel monitors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
This Apple PC monitor has running costs of $550 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 1% of all 3,292 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
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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Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 27" Thunderbolt Display is $550, which makes it one of the more expensive to run PC screens.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The 27" Thunderbolt Display's display diagonal of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is bigger than 73% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. PC screens have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display is 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors the best resolution is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 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 monitors. It is in the slowest 7% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. Flatpanel monitors have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 178° is in the widest 21% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. LCD screens have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The 27" Thunderbolt Display's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the widest 6% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in camera, which is unusual. 98% of PC monitors do not have a built-in camera.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 53% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the 27" Thunderbolt Display of 1,000 is relatively average compared to most other PC displays. It is higher than 74% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

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Has AC and Thunderbolt

The number of cables included found on the 27" Thunderbolt Display is more than most PC displays. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included AC and Thunderbolt are also found on this Apple flatpanel monitor.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 27" Thunderbolt Display has a built-in subwoofer. 100% of PC displays do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Three Speakers

The Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display is a three speaker LCD screen. Most of the other LCD screens have between one and four speakers.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

apple a1407mc914llb, apple skuq5f2gc, apple 2560x1440, apple mc914llb, apple mc914zmb, apple mc914lla

Barcodes:

00711583592614, 00885909456796, 00885909456895, 00885909611263, 00885909611300, 00885909611348, 00885909611362, 00885909611379, 00885909781447, 05054629145470, 08859056177127, 08859096112638

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