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Old Sep 27, 2011, 04:50 PM   #26
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Question for dual TB monitor owners with MBP:

Do the USB / FW800 ports on the monitor support bus power?
The TB monitor has 3 ports + 1 FW800, I have devices like bus powered portal HDDs, TV tuner, USB thumb drives etc.

Will TB monitor support the power requirements of 6 bus powered USB and 2 bus powered FW800 devices (assuming you have 2 monitors)?
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 05:06 PM   #27
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Question for dual TB monitor owners with MBP:

Do the USB / FW800 ports on the monitor support bus power?
The TB monitor has 3 ports + 1 FW800, I have devices like bus powered portal HDDs, TV tuner, USB thumb drives etc.

Will TB monitor support the power requirements of 6 bus powered USB and 2 bus powered FW800 devices (assuming you have 2 monitors)?
From the Apple Website...

Built-in Universal MagSafe cable (up to 85W)
Three powered USB 2.0 ports
FireWire 800 port

Since each monitor has its own power supply, the USB and Firewire ports should be bus powered.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 05:07 PM   #28
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The 27 TB display looks tiny next to a 27 iMac.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 05:42 PM   #29
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From the Apple Website...

Built-in Universal MagSafe cable (up to 85W)
Three powered USB 2.0 ports
FireWire 800 port

Since each monitor has its own power supply, the USB and Firewire ports should be bus powered.
Cool, that makes sense.

I have a NEC monitor with 3 usb "extension" ports which are not powered by the monitor power supply (e.g. cannot connect portal HDD + memory stick).
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 06:36 PM   #30
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A question to you lucky owners - whats the thunderbolt cable length?
It's really long here is a picture of my thunderbolt Display the cable can reach almost to the ground
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 04:11 AM   #31
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Thunderbolt + Mac Mini = neat and awesome setup!

Just wondering though, how does the Thunderbolt display perform comparing to iMac 27 in terms of picture quality?
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 07:39 AM   #32
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Thunderbolt + Mac Mini = neat and awesome setup!

Just wondering though, how does the Thunderbolt display perform comparing to iMac 27 in terms of picture quality?
They're identical.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 08:00 AM   #33
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Cool, that makes sense.

I have a NEC monitor with 3 usb "extension" ports which are not powered by the monitor power supply (e.g. cannot connect portal HDD + memory stick).
Yes - I'm bus powering a FW800 and USB drive off the TBD now.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 02:33 AM   #34
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this is my setup:

MBA 13'' - 256SSD - i7
Thunderbolt display.
Firewire external hard disk (but u can't see it) : http://twelvesouth.com/products/backpack/
wireless keyboard and mouse

I know I need to change the desktop which is ugly.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 07:47 AM   #35
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Old Oct 1, 2011, 05:14 PM   #36
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I'm using my TB display with a 1.8 ghz 13" MBA with these devices plugged in;
FW800 HD
2 USB hard drives, daisy chained to each other,
Gigabit ethernet
Creative Labs USB external sound card to external speakers.
iPad/iPhone USB cable
Facetime HD camera

That and the monitor video feed all over one thin TB cable.
Plus of course power from the monitor to MBA.
So only two cables plugged into my Air instead of four.

I eliminated a mess of cables, USB hub, and five power cables from my setup. Even though I have other Macs with more procs and memory I prefer my Air for most things.
Well worth the money and a pretty great setup.

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Old Oct 1, 2011, 05:28 PM   #37
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nice setups

hopefully the next iteration has a second TB port or more
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Old Oct 5, 2011, 08:19 PM   #38
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my lion and win 8 on TB display via 2011 mini

apologies for the krap photo quality.
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Old Oct 5, 2011, 09:20 PM   #39
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Hey megaj, the Mini looks cool in that stand ! Is that the Book Arc ?

I've always seen Macbook's in it but its the first time I've seen a Mac Mini in it
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Old Oct 6, 2011, 01:03 AM   #40
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Hey megaj, the Mini looks cool in that stand ! Is that the Book Arc ?

I've always seen Macbook's in it but its the first time I've seen a Mac Mini in it
Its actually the NuStand Alloy. Love it, and works great.

http://www.newertech.com/products/nu...loymacmini.php
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Old Oct 7, 2011, 01:04 AM   #41
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Going to buy an external monitor for my new MacBook. Would you guys highly recommend this one? I honestly can't find anything else comparable that I'd like. The UltraSharp doesn't seem like its as good and aesthetically it isnt anywhere near as nice.

Is the glare obnoxious?
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Old Oct 7, 2011, 09:22 AM   #42
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Going to buy an external monitor for my new MacBook. Would you guys highly recommend this one?
I'm very pleased with mine, but I like glossy displays.
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Old Oct 7, 2011, 12:32 PM   #43
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I'm using my TB display with a 1.8 ghz 13" MBA with these devices plugged in;
FW800 HD
2 USB hard drives, daisy chained to each other,
Gigabit ethernet
Creative Labs USB external sound card to external speakers.
iPad/iPhone USB cable
Facetime HD camera

That and the monitor video feed all over one thin TB cable.
Plus of course power from the monitor to MBA.
So only two cables plugged into my Air instead of four.

I eliminated a mess of cables, USB hub, and five power cables from my setup. Even though I have other Macs with more procs and memory I prefer my Air for most things.
Well worth the money and a pretty great setup.

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Old Oct 8, 2011, 08:41 PM   #44
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Do you guys find the animations "sluggish" when using the 2011 mba with the thunderbolt display?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 08:04 AM   #45
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Do you guys find the animations "sluggish" when using the 2011 mba with the thunderbolt display?
im interested to find out as well

considering to get this
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:46 AM   #46
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Just purchased this from amazon. It was part of my gold box deals. Final cost was $870. Can't wait till I get this tomorrow.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:25 AM   #47
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There is absolutely no way to hook a PS3/360 up to this, right?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:36 AM   #48
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Just purchased this from amazon. It was part of my gold box deals. Final cost was $870. Can't wait till I get this tomorrow.
Are you sure you bought the Thunderbolt display and not the old Cinema display? If it's the Thunderbolt display, that's a crazy good price.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 12:03 PM   #49
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Are you sure you bought the Thunderbolt display and not the old Cinema display? If it's the Thunderbolt display, that's a crazy good price.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:09 PM   #50
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Thinking about getting a thunderbolt display for use with the MacMini in the dining room (which is currently connected via hdmi to the tv).
Since the thunderbolt cable is 2 meters long, am I correct that the only way to extend it would be by putting another thunderbolt device (like the LaCie Little Big Disk) between the MacMini and display?
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