Im kind of in between decisions right now. Im wanting to upgrade to a new 2012 iMac but getting tired of waiting for Apple to decide when they'll release this. So ive been jumping back and forth with the decision to purchase an external 27" monitor for my 2010 mbp. I wouldnt mind picking up a TB display now to future-proof but from what I understand you cant connect this to a 2010 mbp. So im kind of stuck with the ACD which is a great monitor and all but dont feel like paying the same price for one of these as the TB display. Im figuring that buying an external for my machine will probably be the most cost effective route for me as I only use my mac for is photography, minor video, and surfing, etc. Nothing for work but a big hobby for myself. The imac is more of a huge want. Im not really mobile with my work so I figure a desktop would be more beneficial for me with an ipad as my mobile unit. So eventually this is the future route i will end up at. So just to have my ducks lined im looking at external monitors to compare prices and I guess hold me over until the imacs arrive. Thoughts and recommendations?