Any news of third party thunderbolt displays?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RoboCop001, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    Hey everyone

    I've been looking around for news of third party thunderbolt displays, but haven't found any.

    Just wondering if anyone else has.

    Unless Apple gives us a matte display option I'll be looking to get something along the lines of a display that uses the same or better panel than the one in the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I need one that's matte, colour accurate and witn IPS for a great viewing angle with some ports on the back. Basically the ATD with a matte screen.
     
  2. JayMBP macrumors regular

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    Unless other manufacturer starts to adopt Thunderbolt, I doubt we would ever see another TB monitor except from Apple.

    Basically having a TB monitor=Apple only. And considering that MDP-->DP works fine on MBP, why make an expensive early adoption and limit your potential market?
     
  3. fabrini macrumors newbie

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    Because TB displays = 2 large screen monitors jacked into a MBP.
     
  4. RoboCop001 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And I really like the docking station functionality as well.

    I suppose if it came down to it I could get some sort of actual Thunderbolt docking station that has a couple of Thunderbolt ports or at least a mini DisplayPort port on it and just grab a MDP or HDMI monitor. I think I've seen a couple out there.

    When I come home it would be awesome to turn my MBP into some kind of super awesome work station :D
     
  5. CWallace macrumors 603

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    As Intel is rolling it out in their motherboards and chipsets in 2012, I expect we will see other displays with Thunderbolt, but I am not sure they will be as feature-complete as the Apple Thunderbolt Display (I could see them omitting FireWire and Ethernet, though they would likely have USB 3).
     
  6. RoboCop001 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah yes, I'd forgotten about the Thunderbolt roll out next year.

    That's good news, I can probably wait until then.

    I suppose if they had USB 3 and no FireWire would be fine since USB 3 is faster than FW 800. This LaCie hard disk supports USB 3. I don't mind being without an Ethernet port in it though.

    Come on Apple, release a matte screen option please. Please!
     

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