Apple Thunderbolt Display

dt3k

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What’s in the Box

Apple Thunderbolt Display
AC power cord
Printed documentation

System Requirements

Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac
OS X v10.6.8 or later

Technical Specifications

Screen size: 27 inches (diagonal viewable)
Screen type: TFT active-matrix LCD with in-plane switching (IPS)
Resolution: 2560 by 1440 pixels
Colors: 16.7 million
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical
Brightness: 375 cd/m2
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Response time: 12 ms

Cables

Built-in Thunderbolt cable
Built-in Universal MagSafe cable (up to 85W)

Ports

Three powered USB 2.0 ports
FireWire 800 port
Gigabit Ethernet port
Thunderbolt port
Kensington security slot

Camera and Microphone

Built-in FaceTime HD camera with microphone

Speakers

Built-in 2.1 speaker system (49 watts)

Electrical Requirements

Input voltage: 100V to 240V AC; 50-60Hz
Maximum power: 250W (Thunderbolt Display while charging MacBook Pro)
Energy saver mode: 1W or less

Environmental Requirements

Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: -4° to 116° F (-20° to 47° C)
Operating humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet

Size and Weight

Height: 19.35 inches (49.1 cm)
Width: 25.7 inches (65 cm)
Depth (with stand): 8.15 inches (20.7 cm)
Weight: 23.5 pounds (10.8 kg)

VESA Compatibility

Compatible with VESA Mount Adapter Kit (sold separately)
 

night_2004

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Nope, it only works with other TB computers. While Apple pretty much nailed this refresh with the whole TB setup (i.e. daisy chaining monitors on computers as small as the MBA) until there are some indications that the industry as a whole will embrace TB one might be buying display technology (for $2000 given dual displays) that is going to be worthless the next time the computer has to be replaced (say 2-3 years down the line).

An article or two over at Anand mentions that Apple is going to continue to sell the current 27" LCD for those of us who do not have TB capable computers.
 

Teenyman45

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The limitation to newer macs also means paying the rather hefty apple tax added to higher-end aftermarket flashed GPUs. Otherwise you will be trying to daisy chain a good 11M worth of pixels with no graphics. I just went to Apple's website and the new iMac has a 6970M whereas the Mac Pro tops out at dual 5770s or a single 1GB 5870 so you can play solitaire at 15-20 frames per second across a 7860x1440 display.
 

Elledan

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Thunderbolt is basically Daisy Chaining Feature on DP 1.2?

No, Thunderbolt is a PCIe interface link and DisplayPort link which just happen to use the DP connector on Apple systems. It's much more than just DisplayPort. The PCIe link feature allows you to connect any kind of adapter at the end to communicate using USB, Firewire, DVI, SATA or whatever other protocol you may desire.
 

kasakka

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So can I get a displayport adapter or an hdmi adapter ??

Just notice that it usually only works one way. Displayport on the computer -> adapter -> HDMI on a TV for example. HDMI on computer -> adapter -> Displayport display won't work.
 

Zinn

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Would it be possible to daisy-chain an existing displayport monitor with this thing? Or does the daisy-chaining only work with Thunderbolt displays.
 

night_2004

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Been trying to find that out myself, but it doesn't look like it works with non-TB systems.
 

Zinn

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I just purchased this monitor. It's basically a 27" LED Cinema with some extra ports in it. Color temperature is cooler than the older 24" LED Cinema.
 
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