Apple has stopped to release Thunderbolt Display: 5 alternatives to the corporate monitor of the company

On Friday Apple announced the termination of sales of the Thunderbolt Display. And although the corporate monitor of the company are still available in the Apple Store, production of the new displays discontinued. Official retailers will sell the remains for as long as the gadgets will not end in the warehouse.

“We are stopping production of Apple Thunderbolt It will be available for order on the website the retail Apple stores and authorized Resellers until the end of the inventory. There are a number of excellent models third party that is available to Mac users,” – said Apple representatives.

In Cupertino did not specify whether Apple will ever release the other monitors. According to rumors, the company is developing a new generation of Thunderbolt Display with 5K resolution and integrated graphics card. If you are in search monitor for your PC, we offer the five best alternatives to Apple’s solution.

27-inch Dell UltraSharp U2717D InfinityEdge

For monitor Dell UltraSharp U2717D characterized by a very narrow framework — this feature the manufacturer calls InfinityEdge. Their width is only 8.4 mm. Such frameworks allow to make multiple monitors, large screens with subtle joints.

The monitor uses a 27-inch panel type IPS WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels). The maximum brightness is 350 CD/m2, static contrast — 1000:1, response time — 6 MS. The panel is resistant to scratching the anti-reflective coating, the hardness of which is equal to 3H.

Equipment monitor includes ports, DisplayPort 1.2, mini DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 (with MHL support). In addition, there is a USB 3.0 hub.

The average price for Yandex.The market – 40 000 rubles.

43-inch Dell IPS LED P4317Q

Illustrated monitor Dell P4317Q the manufacturer calls its first monitor to simultaneously view video from four sources. Of course, any time you can switch to work with a single source, so that a corresponding image will occupy the entire screen.

The chassis is the panel type IPS size 42.5 inches. Its resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels. The screen is characterized by a maximum brightness of 350 CD/m2 and contrast of 1000:1. Viewing angles equal to 178°, response time pixel is 8 MS.

To connect to video sources P4317Q Dell has a DP 1.2 input and mDP 1.2, two HDMI 1.4 (with MHL) and a VGA input. Equipping the monitor also includes a four-port USB 3.0 hub, the input of the analog sound signal, headphone output, RS-232 port for remote control and a pair of speakers with a capacity of 8 watts.

According to the manufacturer, the ability to simultaneously view images from multiple sources is especially useful for staff of financial institutions and software developers.

The average price for model Dell P4317Q – 65 000 rubles.

32 inch Asus PA328Q 4K UHD

ASUS PA328Q it can be attributed to the professional displays, its color gamut is 100% of sRGB area, also this monitor can compensate for uneven illumination of the matrix.

Resolution matte 32-inch screen the ASUS PA328Q is 3840 × 2160 pixels (138 PPI) is just the standard 4K. 138 PPI for desktop screen is a lot. The claimed color gamut of the monitor is 99.5 % sRGB, ASUS PA328Q also has undergone additional factory calibration.

ASUS PA328Q combines a lovely design, convenient OSD and good quality pictures. PA328Q is perfect for designers and photographers who want to work only with color space sRGB. The only thing that can hinder the work uncalibrated monitor is slightly high color temperature, which can be omitted in the OSD menu.

That is likely to disappoint a potential buyer is the cost of the display. The average price of Asus PA328Q 4K – 80 000 rubles.

34 inch LG UltraWide 34UM88-P LED

LG 34UM88, as the name suggests, got an LCD panel with a diagonal of 34 inches. In this case, AH-IPS resolution 3440 x 1440. This model provides coverage of 99% sRGB, and also supports AMD’s FreeSync, which delivered an image of distortion, ripple and interrupts.

But, interestingly, along with standard connectors (two HDMI and one DisplayPort), this monitor comes with two Thunderbolt ports 2.0.

Flat monitor LG 34UM88 with an aspect ratio of 21:9 supporting high-speed interface is aimed at professional users who value accurate color reproduction.


2 HDMI (2.0)
1 DisplayPort (1.2)
1 Thunderbolt (2.0)
1 USB Up-Stream (3.0)
2 USB Down-Stream (3.0)

27-inch BenQ WQHD SW2700PT

Based on the BenQ SW2700PT lies LCD panel type AH-IPS diagonal of 27 inches and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The model is best suited to the needs of photographers: the product supports calibration device X-rite and Datacolor, provides coverage 99% color space Adobe RGB and uses 14-bit programmable table of compliance (3D LUT).

The LCD panel has a brightness of 300 CD/m, 1000:1 contrast ratio, wide viewing angles (178° horizontal and vertical), response time 12 MS pixel.

The monitor has three video inputs (DVI, HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2) and USB 3.0 hub on two ports. Included in the supplied stand provides ample opportunities of adjustment, including height adjustment range of 130 mm and the translation from portrait to landscape modes.

The average price of BenQ SW2700PT on Yandex.Market is 44, 000.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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