Reviews and Problems with Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch
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It would be perfekt if...
Sakke H, Apple Store
29 August 2012
Summary: I've had my display soon for a week, and I am quite content with it. It is quality all through. There is however one problem. My display won't wake up with my MBP. The display stays in sleep mode. I was in contact with apple support regarding this and got the answer that it is a known bug. The work-around is that i have to pull out the thunderbolt cord from the MBP and put it in again. Then the screen wakes up again. That is HIGHLY annoying.
Dual display bugs and poor design choices mar an otherwise amazing product
Nathan T, Apple Store
11 November 2011
Summary: Pros: • This display provides real dual display functionality for laptops for the first time in Apple history. This has allowed me to ditch my Mac Pro and consolidate to a single machine. I cannot say how amazing that has been. • The Thunderbolt ports do not appear to be a bottleneck for connected devices. I have seen no slowdowns from chaining the displays.
Summary: It's difficult to decide how many stars to give because some things about the monitor are impressive, while there are also some very annoying glitches. If you use the monitor with a laptop, the system becomes very temperamental if you put the laptop to sleep and wake it up. I've had the following issues after waking up the computer: -the screens blink and never recover; forced to reboot -lose ethernet connection and can't get it back unless you reboot.
Summary: Pros: The display is decent, has a nice crisp image and good color quality. Makes a wonderful "docking station" for an Air. From a hardware perspective, seems to work ok with my new 27" iMac. Cons: The glossy screen is extremely unfortunate; in nearly all lighting conditions, with anything other than a white background, I can clearly see my reflection in the display.
Not fully comparable with all Macbook Pros it would seem.
Scott C, Apple
11 February 2014
Summary: Bought a second Thunderbolt display for my Macbook Pro late 2011. Now have an issue where only the first screen wakens following sleep mode. The only way to bring back the second screen is by disconnecting and reconnecting the thunderbolt port connection. Support were able to tell me within seconds of describing the problem, that the late 2011 model of macbook pro only supports one screen and were able to provide a link to the relevant support page.
Summary: I bought this as a Christmas present for my wife. Against my advice she bought a Macbook and then discovered that the tiny 13" screen was useless for photo-processing. So she wanted the 27" Thunderbolt Display. It is an excellent display but the price is crazy. For my photo-processing I use twin Dell 27" Ultrasharps which cost less (for the two) than this Apple screen. The good news is that the Amazon price saved £150 on the price in the local Apple Store.
Why does it have an old fashioned Magsafe connector?
David W, Apple
12 March 2013
Summary: Why does my brand new Thunderbolt display have the old Magsafe connector? Not very impressive - shame, the screen is fantastic, but for £800+ I expect better. Apple - this is why you shouldn't mess around with power connectors - you make things incompatible and your customers mark you down...
Summary: This product is great however unfortunately I couldn't use it has it is only for mac that are thunderbolt enabled any older macs will not work with this monitor which is a shame size and functions are only something a pc user could wish for!
Pros: Adjustable Viewing Angles, Large Viewing Area, Reliable Performance, Small Footprint, Great picture quality,
Summary: This is a brilliant display, and was the perfect partner to my MacBook Pro for 18 months, until it suddenly broke and proved uneconomical to repair. Shame. I can't justify the cost to buy another, so have since opted to purchase a Samsung monitor. It may not look as good, but it does a job and is £500 cheaper. The Apple display is superb, but it is very expensive.