Comparison between:
- 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display
- 31.5" LG 32UL950
- 27" LG 27MD5KA

Brand, series, model

Information about the brand, series, model and model aliases.

Apple Thunderbolt DisplayLG 32UL950LG 27MD5KA
Series--UltraFine
Apple Thunderbolt DisplayLG 32UL950LG 27MD5KA
Model alias-32UL950-W
32BL95U
27MD5KA-B
27MD5KB
27MD5KB-B
UltraFine 5K 27MD5KA
Model year201120182016

Display

Information about the main characteristics of the display - panel, backlight, resolution, refresh rate, etc.

Size class27 in31.5 in27 in
Diagonal685.8 mm
68.58 cm
27 in
2.25 ft
801 mm
80.1 cm
31.5354 in
2.628 ft
684.7 mm
68.47 cm
26.9567 in
2.2464 ft
Width596.736 mm
59.6736 cm
23.4935 in
1.9578 ft
698.4 mm
69.84 cm
27.4961 in
2.2913 ft
596.768 mm
59.6768 cm
23.4948 in
1.9579 ft
Height335.664 mm
33.5664 cm
13.2151 in
1.1013 ft
392.85 mm
39.285 cm
15.4665 in
1.2889 ft
335.682 mm
33.5682 cm
13.2158 in
1.1013 ft
Panel manufacturerLG DisplayLG DisplayLG Display
Panel modelLM270WQ1-SLB3-LM270QQ2-SPA1
Panel typeH-IPSAH-IPSAH-IPS
Panel bit depth8 bits10 bits (8 bits + FRC)10 bits (8 bits + FRC)
FRCNoYesYes
Colors16777216 colors
24 bits
1073741824 colors
30 bits
1073741824 colors
30 bits
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution2560 x 1440 pixels
Quad HD (QHD) / 1440p
3840 x 2160 pixels
Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
5120 x 2880 pixels
Pixel pitch0.233 mm
0.0233 cm
0.0092 in
0.0008 ft
0.182 mm
0.0182 cm
0.0072 in
0.0006 ft
0.117 mm
0.0117 cm
0.0046 in
0.0004 ft
Pixel density109 ppi
42 ppcm
139 ppi
54 ppcm
218 ppi
85 ppcm
Display area-93.11 %85.3 %
BacklightW-LEDW-LEDW-LED
sRGB-100 %-
Adobe RGB (1998)75 %85 %-
DCI P3-98 %99 %
Rec. 2020-70 %-
Brightness375 cd/m²450 cd/m²500 cd/m²
Peak brightness-750 cd/m²-
Static contrast1000 : 11300 : 11200 : 1
Dynamic contrast2000000 : 1--
HDR-DisplayHDR 600
HDR10
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Horizontal viewing angle178 °178 °178 °
Vertical viewing angle178 °178 °178 °
Minimum response time6.5 ms
0.0065 s
5 ms
0.0050 s
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Average response time8 ms
0.0080 s
14 ms
0.0140 s
14 ms
0.0140 s
Maximum response time12 ms
0.0120 s
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Input lag-10 ms
0.0100 s
-
CoatingAnti-glare/Matte (3H)Anti-glare/Matte (3H)Glossy

3D

3D displays use various technologies to achieve a 3D effect. Each of these technologies has its own advantages and drawbacks.

3DNoNoNo

Frequencies

Information about the horizontal and vertical refresh rates/frequencies.

Horizontal frequency (digital)-30 kHz - 135 kHz30 kHz - 178 kHz
Vertical frequency (digital)60 Hz56 Hz - 61 Hz48 Hz - 60 Hz

Power supply and consumption

Information about the power supply and consumption, energy efficiency class, etc.

110V100 V - 120 V100 V - 120 V100 V - 120 V
220V220 V - 240 V220 V - 240 V220 V - 240 V
Alternating current frequency50 Hz - 60 Hz50 Hz - 60 Hz50 Hz - 60 Hz
Electric current (A)1.5 A--
Power consumption (off)0.5 W0.3 W0.3 W
Power consumption (sleep)2 W1.2 W0.5 W
Power consumption (eco)20 W35 W-
Power consumption (average)100 W70 W140 W
Power consumption (maximum)250 W200 W200 W
Power consumption (annual)-77 kWh-
Energy efficiency class-B-

Dimensions, weight and color

Information about the dimensions and the weight of the specific model with and without stand as well as the colors, in which it is offered to the market.

Width-715.2 mm
71.52 cm
28.1575 in
2.3465 ft
626 mm
62.6 cm
24.6457 in
2.0538 ft
Height-412 mm
41.2 cm
16.2205 in
1.3517 ft
375.16 mm
37.516 cm
14.7701 in
1.2308 ft
Depth-45.1 mm
4.51 cm
1.7756 in
0.148 ft
53.85 mm
5.385 cm
2.1201 in
0.1767 ft
Weight-5.5 kg
12.13 lbs
6.4 kg
14.11 lbs
Width with stand650 mm
65 cm
25.5906 in
2.1325 ft
715.2 mm
71.52 cm
28.1575 in
2.3465 ft
626 mm
62.6 cm
24.6457 in
2.0538 ft
Height with stand491 mm
49.1 cm
19.3307 in
1.6109 ft
484.4 mm
48.44 cm
19.0709 in
1.5892 ft
464.31 mm
46.431 cm
18.2799 in
1.5233 ft
Depth with stand207 mm
20.7 cm
8.1496 in
0.6791 ft
231.1 mm
23.11 cm
9.0984 in
0.7582 ft
239.78 mm
23.978 cm
9.4402 in
0.7867 ft
Weight with stand10.8 kg
23.81 lbs
6.8 kg
14.99 lbs
8.5 kg
18.74 lbs
Box width-820 mm
82 cm
32.2835 in
2.6903 ft
742.95 mm
74.295 cm
29.25 in
2.4375 ft
Box height-513 mm
51.3 cm
20.1969 in
1.6831 ft
579.88 mm
57.988 cm
22.8299 in
1.9025 ft
Box depth-213 mm
21.3 cm
8.3858 in
0.6988 ft
314.96 mm
31.496 cm
12.4 in
1.0333 ft
Box weight-11.2 kg
24.69 lbs
13.5 kg
29.76 lbs
ColorsSilverWhite
Silver
Black

Ergonomics

Information about the ergonomic functions - height adjustment, swivel angles, tilt angles, etc.

VESA mountNoYesYes
VESA interface-100 x 100 mm100 x 100 mm
Removable standYesYesYes
Height adjustmentNoYesYes
Height adjustment range-110 mm
11 cm
4.3307 in
0.3609 ft
110 mm
11 cm
4.3307 in
0.3609 ft
Landscape/portrait pivotNoYesNo
Left pivot-0 °-
Right pivot-90 °-
Left/right swivelNoNoNo
Forward/backward tiltYesYesYes
Forward tilt5 °5 °5 °
Backward tilt25 °20 °25 °

Audio

Information about the audio system - number and power of the built-in speakers, supported audio technologies.

Speakers-2 x 5 W2 x 5 W
49 W (Watt)
2.1 CH
Maxim MAX9736B High-Power Class D amplifier
Rich BassRich Bass

Camera

Many contemporary desktop monitors and smart TV sets have built-in cameras.

CameraYesNoYes
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
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Network

Supported network technologies and standards for exchanging data with other devices.

NetworkLAN--

Connectivity

Available connectivity ports, slots and interfaces.

Connectivity3 x USB 2.0 (downstream)
1 x Ethernet RJ45
1 x Thunderbolt
2 x USB 3.0 (downstream)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x Thunderbolt 3.0 (Input)
1 x Thunderbolt 3.0 (Output)
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out
3 x USB 3.0 (Type-C)
1 x Thunderbolt 3.0
-High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 2.2-

Features

Some additional functional features of the model.

Features-6-Axis Control
AMD FreeSync technology
Black Stabilizer
DDC/CI
Dynamic Action Sync
Flicker-free technology
Nano IPS
Picture-by-Picture
Super Resolution+
True Color Pro
Wide Color Gamut
-

Certificates, standards and licenses

Licenses from regulatory agencies, standards, certificates.

Certificates, standards and licenses-BSMI
CCC
CE
cTick
ENERGY STAR
ErP
FCC Class B
UL/cUL
BSMI
CB
CCC
CE
ENERGY STAR 7.0
Epeat Gold
FCC Class B
KC
RCM
RoHS
UL/cUL
VCCI

Operating and storage conditions

There are certain requirements for the environmental conditions, in which the display should be used and stored in order to function properly.

Operating temperature10 °C - 35 °C
50 °F - 95 °F
0 °C - 40 °C
32 °F - 104 °F
0 °C - 40 °C
32 °F - 104 °F
Operating humidity20 % - 80 %10 % - 80 %10 % - 80 %
Operating altitude3048 m
10000 ft
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Storage temperature-20 °C - 47 °C
-4 °F - 116.6 °F
-20 °C - 60 °C
-4 °F - 140 °F
-20 °C - 60 °C
-4 °F - 140 °F
Storage humidity-5 % - 85 %5 % - 85 %

Accessories

Often the packaging of desktop monitors and smart TV sets includes accessories for them.

Accessories-DisplayPort cable
HDMI cable
USB 3.0 cable
Thunderbolt 3 cable

Additional features

Information about other features.

Additional features-Anti-theft stand lock slot-
 Apple Thunderbolt DisplayLG 32UL950LG 27MD5KA