Reviews and Problems with Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch
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Amazing Cardboard at a Premium Price
28 January 2014
Summary: I'll be honest, I order a lot of stuff from amazon, in fact too much that they like me a lot. I made a cardboard light bx similar to this with all my leftover Amazon boxes. While I should have order matte black sprat paint for a similar effect i spent $50 on this.Like the ol saying goes if life gives you watermelon you should just get fried chicken in addition to it.
Summary: ------- ORIGINAL REVIEW ------- I bought the Thunderbolt Display with a new, "retina" MacBook Pro. The display comes with a magnetic adapter for the power plug so it will charge the MacBook Pro while it is plugged in to the display. In fact, the display works wonderfully as a docking station. The sound of the built in speakers is okay. It is much better than the speakers on the MacBook Pro, but no where near as good as the external speakers you can buy for your computer.
Summary: I should've read the other reviews before purchasing a brand new MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt display. Plagued with problems. 1) Display flickers (apparently a common trait) 2) Unplugging MBP from Thunderbolt display causes MBP to shut down. 3) Plugging an awake or sleeping MBP into Thunderbolt display is a mess with the display needing multiple plug/unplugs to even turn on. USB, Firewire ports don't work. MBP needs hard reboot.
Excerpt: The screen works very well, looks great, good quality but, according to Apple customer support, no way to connect to Apple TV?! Look elsewhere if you are wanting to use the Apple TV 'box'. APPLE Thunderbolt screen WILL NOT connect to APPLE TV!? Did they miss this?
Excerpt: The monitor is very nice, but many people are having problems with these displays. Mine worked for about a month but usb ports were very slow. Also a few times I had connectivity issues that require a computer reboot. However most of the time the monitor worked well with the computer. But then a few days ago it stopped working. Now is completely dead. Perhaps I just got a defective item.
Summary: The picture quality is spectacular, even though it is glossy. The unit itself is beautifully designed. The main issues are when connected to my MBP 13" (Mid 2011). The Apple USB keyboard (connected to TBD) is often not recognized or does not register all the key inputs. It seems random which keys are recognized. Second, the MBP will not wake from sleep when connected to the TBD (have to force restart). For a $1000 display, it's advertised features should be better.
Beautiful and full featured yet handicapped by LCD quality control
Barrett F, Apple Store
11 October 2011
Summary: I purchased two of these beautiful displays a few weeks ago and was wowed with them. The displays have a lot of functionality with the multitude of ports on the backside. The ethernet, firewire, and usb ports are great when docking a computer such as an air. This is the good. The bad is that the LCD panel inside of of the two units had a blue/greenish tint to it on the right and bottom area of the display which was very prominent when a light or white background was...
Summary: This was a huge disappointment. First let me say I am a longtime Mac user and supporter. Since the late 90s my upgrade path has always been with Apple products, so when I was ready to replace my old 23" Apple Cinema display, the new-ish Thunderbolt displays seemed the logical choice. I was running it on a late 2011 15" Thunderbolt MBP with OSX Lion. Very excited when it arrived, of course, and it looked wonderful sitting on the desktop... until I turned it on, that is.
Summary: Als Ergänzung zu meinem MacbookPro (MBP) habe ich mir dieses Display bestellt, kommt appletypisch exzellent verpackt und imposant ins Haus. Auspacken und Anschliessen auch ohne Probleme. Hier mal meine Vor-und Nachteile + sehr gute Verarbeitung + Anschlüsse ausreichend vorhanden + Darstellungsqualität makellos + Betrachtungswinkel ok + Blickwinkel/Monitor in der Vertikalen ausreichend verstellbar - keine problemlose Einbindung ins Apple-System - kein Ausschalter, das...