57points

Apple Thunderbolt Display

77points

LG 27MD5K 27"

Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs LG 27MD5K 27"

Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"

Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than LG 27MD5K 27"?

  • 32.8mm thinner
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    207mmvs239.8mm
  • Supports portrait mode
    ?
  • 39W more audio output power
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    2 x 24.5Wvs2 x 5W
  • Supports Ethernet
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  • Has a glossy panel
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Why is LG 27MD5K 27" better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 4x higher resolution
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    5120 x 2880pxvs2560 x 1440px
  • 1.99x higher pixel density
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    217ppivs109ppi
  • Supports total tilt
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  • 125nits brighter
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    500nitsvs375nits
  • 20% higher static contrast ratio
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    1200:1vs1000:1
  • 110W lower power consumption on operation
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    140W vs250W
  • Supports PiP and PaP
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  • Has anti-glare coating
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Price comparison

Apple Thunderbolt Display

ProductStorePrice
Apple Thunderbolt Display amazonLG 32UN880-B 32" UltraFine Display Ergo ...LG 32UN880-B 32" UltraFine Display Ergo UHD 4K IPS Display with HDR 10 Compatibility and USB Type-C Connectivity, Black
amazon logo
$597
Apple Thunderbolt Display amazonLG 24MP88HV-S Neo Blade III Monitor 24" ...LG 24MP88HV-S Neo Blade III Monitor 24" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display, 2.5mm Ultra-Slim Bezel, sRGB over 99%, On-Screen Control with Screen Split 2.0 - Silver
amazon logo
$200
Apple Thunderbolt Display amazonLG 27UL500-W 27-Inch UHD (3840 x 2160) I...LG 27UL500-W 27-Inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Monitor with Radeon Freesync Technology and HDR10, White
amazon logo
$347
Apple Thunderbolt Display amazonDell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Mo...Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
amazon logo
$679
Apple Thunderbolt Display amazonLG 34WN80C-B UltraWide Monitor 34” 21:9 ...LG 34WN80C-B UltraWide Monitor 34” 21:9 Curved WQHD (3440 x 1440) IPS Display, USB Type-C (60W PD) , sRGB 99% Color Gamut, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design, Tilt/Height Adjustable Stand - Black
amazon logo
$550

LG 27MD5K 27"

ProductStorePrice
LG 27MD5K 27" amazonLG 27MD5KL-B Ultrafine 27-inch IPS LCD 5...LG 27MD5KL-B Ultrafine 27-inch IPS LCD 5K UHD Monitor (Renewed)
amazon logo
$1,249
LG 27MD5K 27" amazonLG 27UK850-W 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor with...LG 27UK850-W 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor with HDR10 with USB Type-C Connectivity and FreeSync, White
amazon logo
$640
LG 27MD5K 27" amazonLG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch Ultragear QHD IPS 1...LG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch Ultragear QHD IPS 1ms NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor, Black
amazon logo
$280
LG 27MD5K 27" amazonLG Monitor LG27MD5KL-B Ultrafine 27" IPS...LG Monitor LG27MD5KL-B Ultrafine 27" IPS LCD 5K UHD Monitor for Apple Mac (Renewed)
amazon logo
$1,250
LG 27MD5K 27" amazonLG 32UN880-B 32" UltraFine Display Ergo ...LG 32UN880-B 32" UltraFine Display Ergo UHD 4K IPS Display with HDR 10 Compatibility and USB Type-C Connectivity, Black
amazon logo
$597
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General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
Total tilt adjustment is the ability for the monitor head to move up and down. Tilt adjustment enables a user to change the viewing position of the display, creating a more comfortable view of the screen.
2.Has a swivel stand
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
A swivel stand allows you to adjust the position of the display left or right, so you can position it to the desired angle.
3.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
The VESA mount is a standard used by most manufacturers. A device that supports the VESA mount can be mounted on many different supports, from arms to wall mounts.
4.height

491mm

375.2mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

650mm

625.6mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.thickness

207mm

239.8mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
7.weight

10.8kg

8.5kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
8.bezel size

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The bezel size on a device is the extra space that surrounds the actual screen. The smaller it is the more aesthetically pleasing it appears.
9.height adjustment range

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11cm

Devices with height adjustment provide a full range of height possibilities resulting in maximum comfort.

Display

Response time is how long it takes for a display to change the state of pixels, in order to show new content. The less time it takes to respond, the less likely it is to blur fast-changing images.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.resolution

2560 x 1440px

5120 x 2880px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
4.pixel density

109ppi

217ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
5.has an IPS screen
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
7.has an LED-backlit display
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
8.has anti-glare coating
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
Anti-glare helps to reduce the external reflections of light coming from outside the display.
9.refresh rate

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The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.

Colors

1.brightness

375nits

500nits

A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
2.supports color calibration
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
A properly calibrated screen represents colors as they are and i.e. you can conduct a photo shoot while verifying your photos in real time. An internal sensor and/or colorimeter is usually included for trouble-free calibration.
3.display colors

16.7m

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Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.
4.contrast ratio

1000:1

1200:1

Contrast ratio is the visual distance between the lightest and the darkest colors that may be reproduced on the display. A high contrast ratio is desired, resulting in richer dark colors and more distinctive color gradation.
5.has an ambient light sensor
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
An ambient light sensor adjusts the luminance of the device according to the amount of natural light that surrounds it.
6.Adobe RGB coverage

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This shows the percentage of Adobe RGB covered by the device.

Connectivity

1.has an HDMI output
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.HDMI ports

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More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
3.supports Thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
Thunderbolt is a connection over cable that carries both data and display signals over a single cable, while simultaneously providing power.
4.DisplayPort outputs

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Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
6.has a DVI connector
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
Devices that have a DVI connector (usually computers and notebooks) can be connected to the TV set.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
8.USB version

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3

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
9.Has USB Type-C
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Power

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
The power consumption in standby mode, also called energy-saving mode, measures the amount of power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.
3.annual power consumption

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The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.
4.has a sleep timer
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

Features

1.supports PiP and PaP
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
Devices supporting PiP and PaP - Picture in Picture can show two images from different sources at the same time by splitting the viewing window or creating a smaller window inside the bigger image.
2.has stereo speakers
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
3.audio output power

2 x 24.5W

2 x 5W

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
4.Has a remote control
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.supports common interface
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
This is a technology which allows separation of the TV screen and the decoder. It is used for pay-to-view TV (like Apple TV).
6.supports Dolby Digital
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
If the device supports Dolby Digital it can deliver up to six different audio channels (sides) for a much better sound quality.
7.supports Dolby Digital Plus
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for a much better sound quality.
8.has DTS Surround
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
DTS Surround is a high-quality audio codec that supports up to six audio channels, with good bitrates and audio quality.
9.has a front camera
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Miscellaneous

1.bit depth

8bits

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Bit depth is the number of bits used to indicate the color of a single pixel. The more bits, the more color range a panel displays. An 8-bit panel uses 256 levels per channel and displays 16.7 million colors, while a 10-bit one reaches 1024 and displays 1.07 billion colors.
2.Has a radio
Apple Thunderbolt Display
LG 27MD5K 27"
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Price comparison

Apple Thunderbolt Display

ProductStorePrice
Apple Thunderbolt Display amazonLG 32UN880-B 32" UltraFine Display Ergo ...LG 32UN880-B 32" UltraFine Display Ergo UHD 4K IPS Display with HDR 10 Compatibility and USB Type-C Connectivity, Black
amazon logo
$597
Apple Thunderbolt Display amazonLG 24MP88HV-S Neo Blade III Monitor 24" ...LG 24MP88HV-S Neo Blade III Monitor 24" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display, 2.5mm Ultra-Slim Bezel, sRGB over 99%, On-Screen Control with Screen Split 2.0 - Silver
amazon logo
$200
Apple Thunderbolt Display amazonLG 27UL500-W 27-Inch UHD (3840 x 2160) I...LG 27UL500-W 27-Inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Monitor with Radeon Freesync Technology and HDR10, White
amazon logo
$347
Apple Thunderbolt Display amazonDell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Mo...Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
amazon logo
$679
Apple Thunderbolt Display amazonLG 34WN80C-B UltraWide Monitor 34” 21:9 ...LG 34WN80C-B UltraWide Monitor 34” 21:9 Curved WQHD (3440 x 1440) IPS Display, USB Type-C (60W PD) , sRGB 99% Color Gamut, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design, Tilt/Height Adjustable Stand - Black
amazon logo
$550

LG 27MD5K 27"

ProductStorePrice
LG 27MD5K 27" amazonLG 27MD5KL-B Ultrafine 27-inch IPS LCD 5...LG 27MD5KL-B Ultrafine 27-inch IPS LCD 5K UHD Monitor (Renewed)
amazon logo
$1,249
LG 27MD5K 27" amazonLG 27UK850-W 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor with...LG 27UK850-W 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor with HDR10 with USB Type-C Connectivity and FreeSync, White
amazon logo
$640
LG 27MD5K 27" amazonLG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch Ultragear QHD IPS 1...LG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch Ultragear QHD IPS 1ms NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor, Black
amazon logo
$280
LG 27MD5K 27" amazonLG Monitor LG27MD5KL-B Ultrafine 27" IPS...LG Monitor LG27MD5KL-B Ultrafine 27" IPS LCD 5K UHD Monitor for Apple Mac (Renewed)
amazon logo
$1,250
LG 27MD5K 27" amazonLG 32UN880-B 32" UltraFine Display Ergo ...LG 32UN880-B 32" UltraFine Display Ergo UHD 4K IPS Display with HDR 10 Compatibility and USB Type-C Connectivity, Black
amazon logo
$597

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