Reviews and Problems with Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch (MC914)
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David T, Apple Store
30 June 2015
Summary: Apple makes great products. However, if you want a display that can be properly calibrated for either photography or video Apple is not a good choice. They are sexy, glossy and gorgeous to look at – but they are ill suited to serious work and this display is yet another example of Apple missing the...
Summary: The promise of this display is that one can plug two cords between thunderbolt-equipped Macs like my MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 to provide not only power and display, but USB, FireWire, Ethernet, a camera, speakers, and a microphone.
Summary: The 27" display + bluetooth keyboard and trackpad, with (closed) laptop as its brains, is a great set-up to keep your back, neck, shoulders, arms and wrists where they should be while working and to keep the flexibility of the laptop. The color is beautiful.
Summary: Great looking display, lots of bundled ports so it can be used as a hub without extra boxes cluttering up your desk. The display connector has an attached power connector for a Macbook and Apple seems to really be pushing the display as an everything-in-one dock for when the Macbook is at home.
Summary: I decided to splurge and get myself an Apple 27” Thunderbolt display and, oh man, are my eyes hurting. The fonts are so small it is giving me a headache as I type this. The 27 inch screen size and 2560x1440 resolution are simply not suited for office tasks with text.
Excerpt: I got this monitor after hearing it looks beautiful and I was also looking forward to the Thunderbolt connectivity. It's easy to hook up and I love having all the extra ports on the back: network, USB, Thunderbolt.
Great monitor but other features far behind the times!
Corl L, Apple Store
22 November 2014
Summary: This was a phenomenal addition to my desktop when originally purchased but it desperately needs updated! Although I'm still very pleased with its performance as a monitor, the connectivity features are far behind the times.
Glossy, must crank up brightness and connectors are odd
VICTOR O, Apple Store
5 November 2014
Summary: Many have reviewed that this monitor has a gloss problem, I do too. Definition is certainly good but after hours of spread sheets I find my self looking at those who are passing behind me through the reflection on my screen.
Summary: We have 8 MacBook Airs connected to a total of 16 of these monitors (2 monitors each). It's safe to say that when each display has the same exact issue repetitively, it's not an isolated issue, it's a design flaw.
Nice display; weak TB hub; sad you can't use with PCs
Thomas D, Apple Store
16 August 2014
Summary: I don't know why it didn't occur to me that I wouldn't be able to use this with my work PC. That was ultimately the issue that led me to send this back to Apple. They really need a DVI input. I just can't have a display that can't be used for telework days also.