So you got a Mac with Thunderbolt, but what can you actually to do with that little connector? In our new series, Got Thunderbolt, Now What?, we’ll take a look at some current options and future devices that will allow you to tap into that wicked fast serial data interface. Today lets talk display.
If you need some extra screen real estate, you can pick up an Apple Thunderbolt Display. It’s a 27-inch LED-backlit display with a 2560-by-1440 resolution and in-plane switching (IPS) technology that creates a bright picture with excellent color consistency, even if you’re viewing the display from the side. All that means you’ve got plenty of room to spread out your Final Cut timelines, Photoshop projects, and browser windows. But the big win might be for Mac Book Air owners. Their incredibly light and speedy laptops only sport two USB ports, but with the 27-inch Thunderbolt display they add three powered USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and Gigabit Ethernet.
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Macbook Pro and iMac owners can actually connect a second 27-inch Thunderbolt display giving them even more room to roam.
The Apple Thunderbolt Display has a Built-in Thunderbolt cable, built-in Universal MagSafe cable (up to 85W), FaceTime HD camera with microphone, 49 watt 2.1 speaker system with an integrated subwoofer, ambient light sensor that intelligently adjusts the brightness of the Thunderbolt Display to your room environment, and a smooth-motion hinge that allows you to adjust the display from an angle from -5 to 25 degrees.
The Apple Thunderbolt Display is available now from Apple and Apple Authorized Resellers.