Reviews and Problems with Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch (MC914)
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Make your own for $1 and buy a fancy dinner with the remaining $64.
B. Yetter, Amazon
20 October 2014
Summary: Are you flipping kidding me. This is literally a piece of cardboard and a piece of string. What's worse is that the string went across the bottom of the screen and the whole thing teetered on the monitor. If this had cost $10, i'd say decent value, but $65?!?!? I could have made a better more effective hood with artboard in 5 mins.
Summary: This is the most poorly made cheap product I have ever ordered through Amazon. The Hood barely balances on monitor. And - the inside of the cardboard is not black, but grey, and bounces light back onto the monitor!
Summary: This display worked great when I first plugged it in. Then my mac book pro went to sleep for a while and when I woke it up, the Thunderbolt Display did not come on. Some genius at apple decided not to have an actual power button on the thing. Was able to get it to kick back on but it required a restart of my computer and unplugging the monitor then pluging it back in. Now that is not even working. I've been looking for solutions and apparently this is a common problem.
Summary: Worked well for a year, then had major audio problems (static, quite loud). Finally, it was powered off to try and fix the audio and then the display went black. Not working at all now. VERY disappointed in Apple, there doesn't seem to be any quality control any more for their products. I will never buy another Apple monitor again.
Excerpt: The monitor attached to a Mac Mini will not wake up when the Mac Mini falls asleep. Check the support/discussion boards--you will see many people have this problem and there is no fix other than to unplug the Thunderbolt cable then plug it back in. This is nuts for a [$]monitor attached to a [$]computer.
Summary: I'm having similar issues as other users have reported. I bought this display and a new macbook pro retina. Everything was working fine for a couple of weeks and then I started having issues with the USB ports and network not working after coming out of standby. I also think there should have been a audio line out on this display. I am very disappointed with this monitor.
Summary: Amazing how crisp it is and enjoy the thunderbolt options. Great to watch a movie on I bet. HOWEVER, as an Art Director/Designer this was probably the worst display I've ever worked on. It's like looking at a mirror, reflects EVERYTHING and then some. Bad eye strain after one week so I bought a screen defuser - so basically defeats the point of spending $$$ for a sharp display.