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8.0 out of 10

Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch

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Overall 6
6.0

This thing really needs a refresh.

Anonymous, Amazon
17 May 2014
  • Summary: How does this not have USB3.0 yet, it ruins the entire concept of being a dock/hub without being able to keep usb3.0 storage devices connected to the display itself. I have to plug my usb hdd to my laptop ports...
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed Emotion

brandonblakemusic, B&H Photo
2 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I am using this as an extension for my Macbook Pro. As a film composer on a limited budget, I wanted to add screens to my Macbook Pro rather than buy a MacPro with 3 screens. The solution was adding a screen that I could daisy chain another monitor from. The screen is brilliant and sharp and huge!! I love the extra real estate this thing brings. The only thing I don't like is that it turns out that it doesn't work for what I bought it for.
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Overall 6
6.0

beautiful display when its dark out

Forrest Lyman, Amazon
24 October 2013
  • Summary: I would strongly recommend this monitor for anyone who programs in a cave. I don't so I have learned to move my head around to where I am reading so it blocks any background light.
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Overall 6
6.0

Apple lover , but.

P. Patel "gadget buyer", Amazon
27 July 2013
  • Summary: I love apple products and have most of them. So I decided when I wanted a monitor upgrade to go from my tries me true viewsonic history to this one. Great monitor to about with my 2013 MacBook Air. Easy setup. Clean desk with fewer cables to manage. Auto on off based on signal. Hub in back. Issue: lower stars as its ONLY for thunderbolt. No other connections. NOT even display port. So my other MacBook Pro 2010 with display port can't use this monitor. Come on apple.
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Overall 5
5.0

Faulty USB connections

foti0304, CNET
27 June 2013
  • Pros: Clear glass
  • Cons: The USB ports are terrible on this monitor. They are schizophrenic in when they decide they want to work. I have 20 coworkers who use this monitor and we all have USB connection issues. We always end up plugging directly into our MacBook Pros.
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

All things considered, it's just OK

A. Burns, Amazon
16 June 2012
  • Summary: If this were a $600 monitor I would say it's great. The picture is great. But, it's almost $1,000 and for that much it should have no short comings whatsoever. Unfortunately, it has a few. First, the glare is quite bad. I used this in a second bedroom with the blinds closed completely. Only soft filtered light coming through and the window was on the same wall as the display so the light was not coming directly towards it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice image - not level?

thinkidesign, B&H Photo
3 February 2012
  • Excerpt: First of all, I love the built-in ports for Ethernet, USB & firewire. I only have to plug in the supplied power cable and the Thunderbolt cable and my MacBook Pro is an instant desktop computer. It's a beautiful display, but the screen is not level! It's about 3/16" lower on the left end of the screen than the right end. Of course it will cost a lot tp ship back to B&H. I purchased Apple care with it and they advised me to take it to the Apple Store.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Sharp Image, Vivid Colors
  • Cons: Poor Adjustability
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Overall 6
6.0

Not sure it worth the expense....

Andrew the Cat, B&H Photo
22 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Use display as a workplace monitor for 13" MacBook Pro. The large screen is great for multiple windows. The issue is there are real problems on the hardware side. I'm having issues with both the USB (Apple Keyboard) and Ethernet hard wired connections to the back of the display. I bought the monitor to use is as a docking station but the hard wired connections are not recognized when I dock my laptop and wake it up from sleep mode.
  • Pros: Fantastic Images
  • Cons: HardwareFirmware Issues
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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