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Apple Thunderbolt Display MC914LL/B (NEWEST VERSION)

by Apple
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  • 27-inch IPS display with LED backlighting
  • Thunderbolt and MagSafe All-in-One Cable Connectors
  • 2560 x 1440 Resolution; 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet port, FireWire 800 port, Thunderbolt port
  • The following models are Thunderbolt capable: MacBook Air (Mid 2011) and later, MacBook Pro (Early 2011) and later, MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), Mac mini Server (Mid 2011), Mac mini (Mid 2011), iMac (Mid 2011)
  • FaceTime HD camera
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 8.2 x 19.3 inches ; 23.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 34.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004YLCKYA
  • Item model number: MC914LL/B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 20, 2011

Product Description

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With built-in Thunderbolt technology--the fastest, most flexible I/O ever--the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display can do things other displays simply can't. Of course, it delivers a brilliant viewing experience. But connect it to any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac and it becomes a plug-and-play hub for everything you do. Features include a high-resolution 2560 x 1440-pixel LED-backlit display, a FaceTime HD camera, high-quality audio, three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 800 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a Thunderbolt port for daisy-chaining additional high-performance devices.

Apple Thunderbolt Display
27-inch display designed for Mac notebook computers
(view larger).

 

Apple Thunderbolt Display
Full of ports, including Thunderbolt, three powered USB,
FireWire 800, and Gigabit Ethernet (view larger).

 

Apple Thunderbolt Display
Connects to Thunderbolt-enabled Macs and peripherals
(Mac, keyboard, and mouse not included; view larger).

Key Features

Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology

Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O (input/output) technology delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions. The Thunderbolt port allows you to connect to new Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals as well as existing USB and FireWire peripherals using simple adapters. You'll be able to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, and you can daisy-chain up to six high-speed devices without using a hub. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays.

Single-Cable Convenience

With its 27-inch LED-backlit screen, the new Thunderbolt Display delivers a brilliant viewing experience. But connect it to any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac, and it becomes a plug-and-play hub for everything you do. With just one cable, you'll get high-resolution screen space, high-quality audio, a FaceTime HD camera, FireWire 800, and Gigabit Ethernet ports--and a Thunderbolt port you can use to daisy-chain additional high-performance peripherals such as hard drives and video capture devices.

Plug In and Power Up

The Thunderbolt Display includes a MagSafe connector that powers and charges your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. The connector sits on your desk, ready and waiting. No need to unwind the cord to the power adapter that came with your notebook.

Integrated FaceTime Webcam

You'll be able to easily connect with friends, family, and business colleagues using the MacBook Air's FaceTime camera, which is integrated into the thin bezel above the display. And with Apple's FaceTime application, you're not limited to video chats with other Macs--you can now make video calls to iPhone and iPod touch users (Wi-Fi connection required for mobile users).

Specifications

Display
  • 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution
  • 16.7 million colors
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 178° horizontal/vertical viewing angle
  • 375 cd/m2 brightness
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 12 ms response time
Audio and Video
  • FaceTime HD camera with microphone
  • 2.1 speaker system (49 watts)
Warranty
  • 90 days of free telephone support, one-year limited warranty
Connections
  • Three powered USB 2.0 ports
  • FireWire 800 port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Thunderbolt port
  • Kensington security slot
Cables
  • Built-in Thunderbolt cable
  • Built-in Universal MagSafe cable (up to 85W)
Size and Weight
  • 25.7 x 8.15 x 19.35 inches (WxDxH)
  • 23.5 pounds
System Requirements
  • Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac
  • OS X v10.6.8 or later

What's in the Box

Apple Thunderbolt Display, AC power cord, printed documentation

Product Description

With built-in Thunderbolt technology-the fastest, most flexible I/O ever-the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display can do things other displays simply can't. Of course, it delivers a brilliant viewing experience. But connect it to any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac and it becomes a plug-and-play hub for everything you do. Features include a high-resolution 2560 x 1440-pixel LED-backlit display, a FaceTime HD camera, high-quality audio, three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 800 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a Thunderbolt port for daisy-chaining additional high-performance devices.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Display and colors are excellent.
DaveJ
This is a monitor for use with Thunderbolt enabled computers like the current MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iMacs and Mac Mini's.
Glenn R. Howes
Worth every penny, especially if you spend a lot of time in front of a computer.
Marlo Stanfield

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

245 of 260 people found the following review helpful By Glenn R. Howes TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 18, 2011
This is a great monitor, easily the best I've ever used. It's also an expensive monitor, easily the most expensive I've ever owned. Why I bought it came down to needs and wants.

I needed a large monitor because it's become harder and harder to do my job--Mac and iPhone programming--on my 13 inch MacBook Pro screen. The new version of Apple's Xcode is just screen hungry, and I've drifted into doing most of my development at my desk using an external monitor. This is a shame, but while I can't control Xcode's interface, I can try to make my working life pleasant. I want to make life at my desk so enjoyable I'll spend time there working and not finding ways to waste time. Thus, I was willing to spend for marginal improvements.

All 27 inch displays are not made alike. The most popular 27 inch LCD monitor on Amazon at this writing is the ViewSonic VA2702W which bills itself as a full HD 1920x1080 (2.0 Megapixels, 82 pixels per inch display, at less than a third the price of this Thunderbolt display. 1080p is fine and even excessive on a TV you'd be watching video on from 10 feet away, but in terms of using as a computer monitor from two feet away where you spend the day reading 9 point text, the 2560 x 1440 3.7 Megapixels, 109 ppi) of this display makes a whole lot more sense. Coincidentally, I was sent for review an
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199 of 214 people found the following review helpful By Hankk on September 22, 2011
I pre-ordered this monitor when it was first announced. I've now had it for over two years and use it every day. A few comments:

o The quality of the display itself is simply *perfect*. It's sharp, bright, and super-responsive. The colors only shift very slightly when the screen is tilted.

o The real estate here is *massive*. It's a world of difference from my 24" low-end Acer display. Keep in mind that when you're running it at the highest resolution (which most people will!), your menu bar and other parts of the OS X system will look a fair bit smaller than they do on other displays. Those parts of OS X are a fixed pixel size... so smaller pixels means they'll be smaller on the screen, and there's no simple way to enlarge them.

o Using it with Aperture / Lightroom in full-screen mode: it's only now that I really see how sharp photos out of my camera are. There's more pixels than I had before, and the pixels are sharper, and both of these help to make photos look amazing.

o I used my Huey Pro to calibrate it out of the box. The before and after calibration profiles are virtually identical -- that is, colors are perfect, with no adjustment needed.

o The display has a Thunderbolt port on the back. You can use this to daisychain additional Thunderbolt displays, if you have an extra $1K to spend. But you can *not* plug a regular DVI monitor into this port, even with a DVI-to-Thunderbolt adapter. The second screen is dark. The manual confirms that this doesn't work.

o The power, USB hub, speakers, camera, etc. just work so easily to dock my laptop too. It's all automatic and easy, and *everything* except for power goes through the Thunderbolt cable. So nice!
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67 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Lon J. Seidman TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 3, 2011
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My reason for purchasing this display was the image quality which is definitely worth every one of the 5 stars I'm rating it.

Like all Apple products the Thunderbolt display is exceptionally well built and designed, offering the same display components as the beautiful 27" iMac. There was absolutely zero configuration required beyond adjusting the brightness to my liking using the Mac OS X control panel. Once I plugged Thunderbolt cable into my Mac everything sprang to life, including all of the ports on the back. My Mac works great with the lid closed and it fits nicely underneath the display. It will turn itself on as soon as the cable connects. The display also includes a power cable for Macbooks.

The Thunderbolt Display is not for everyone, however. Here are a few cautions you should know about prior to purchasing:

1. Most important: **This display is only for very recent Macs that are equipped with a thunderbolt connection** If you don't have a thunderbolt port on your Mac it will not work! Note that the connector looks identical to the mini-display port that can be found on most modern Macs, so it's very important that you confirm first that your machine does indeed have a Thunderbolt connection. It will not work with anything else, including PCs.

2. The display is very, very glossy and will give off a ton of glare if any light is within line of sight to the display. It looks and operates beautifully in my home office but your mileage may vary significantly.

3. Despite Apple's claims of exceptional audio quality, the onboard speakers are not much better than the cheap pair that came with your Dell 15 years ago. Don't buy it for the audio quality.

I'm happy to answer questions in the comments!
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