Apple LED Cinema Display (27-inch, 2010) comparison

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Apple LED Cinema Display (27-inch, 2010)

Apple LED Cinema Display (27-inch, 2010)
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Dell U2713HM

Dell U2713HM
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Dell UltraSharp U2711

Dell UltraSharp U2711
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Apple Thunderbolt Display

Apple Thunderbolt Display
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HP ZR2740w

HP ZR2740w
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Price $1,602 at 1 store $639 to $1,029 at 6 stores $739 to $1,576 at 2 stores $1,653 at 1 store $494 to $1,049 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 16 reviews 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews 3.0 stars out of 25 reviews 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date September 23, 2010 September 26, 2012 January 07, 2010 July 21, 2011 October 20, 2011
The Bottom Line As a desktop display and USB extender, the 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display works wonderfully; however, for $1,000, there are better monitors that offer more options, including PC and Mac compatibility. The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM is an excellent monitor that will satisfy both the performance snob and the features diva alike. The Dell UltraSharp U2711 is a feature-rich monitor with incredible performance that earns its high price. The Apple Thunderbolt Display is an incredible-performing and beautiful-looking monitor with a superfast connection, and we recommend it if you own a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac. The HP ZR2740w sacrifices customization to deliver a powerful monitor at a reasonable price.

Basic specs

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Display (projector) technology [Nov 3, 2011 from CDS: Display (Projector)] TFT active matrix
TFT active matrix
TFT active matrix
TFT active matrix
TFT active matrix
Connections Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable - USB 2.0
- Ethernet
- FireWire 800
- Thunderbolt
Info unavailable
Max resolution 2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
Dot pitch Info unavailable 0.23 mm
0.2331 mm
Info unavailable 0.2331 mm
Input device type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Microphone
Info unavailable
LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight
LED backlight
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL)
LED backlight
WLED backlight
Viewable screen size 27 in
27 in
27 in
27 in
Info unavailable
Digital video standard Info unavailable Info unavailable Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
DisplayPort
Info unavailable Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
DisplayPort
Display (projector) diagonal size 27 in
27 in
27 in
27 in
27 in
Service & support type 1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
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