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.
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...