Anyone Using Thunderbolt Display or Planning to Buy One?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CardboardGiant, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. CardboardGiant macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    Not sure if it's out yet as Amazon is allowing pre-orders...

    But I'm wondering if anyone here has one yet? And how is it?

    If you're planning on buying one when it's out, what would you mainly use it to do?

    I'm thinking about buying one so I can multi-task like a boss. Might be very useful when writing university papers or researching.
  2. QuaziModo macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Townsville, Australia
    Ordered and waiting!

    Ordered on 2nd of August and just waiting for it to arrive :)

    Is basically being used as both a display and docking station for new MBA 11" Ultimate. Which was ordered at the same time! No idea why it is taking this long, though I did hear that the second batch of machines had a delay due to correcting something with the i7. My guess is fixing the cooling/fan inconsistency issues.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I dont think the displays are out yet. At least they didnt have any at the store when I went to buy one last week...
  4. dubAdub, Aug 29, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011

    dubAdub macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2011
    Bray, Ireland
    I ordered mine at the same time as my MBA without knowing the thing had only been announced and wasn't yet shipping :(. The earliest shipping date I've seen anyone claim is Sep 12th. There aren't any reviews of it based on actually having the hardware to play with.

    I'll use it at home to have a nice big display. I was going to get the Ivy Bridge iMac 27" next year but decided I wanted a bit of portability too without losing the big screen.
  5. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    Ordered one as a docking station for my 11" when I'm in my office.
  6. QuaziModo macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Townsville, Australia
    Air just opened :)

    Thunderbolt Display arrives 13th September! Will let you know how the two marry up :D
  7. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    I plan on getting one. Pricey, yes! But their is value there when you figure how much it can do. I'll be picking one up once the Apple store has them in stock.
  8. Toonbay macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2010
    Whitley Bay, North East UK (God's Country)
    Got one on order as well, i was going to replace my 24 inch 2009 iMac but once i got the 11 MBA i decided to give the 24 iMac to my son and order one of these for home when I'm doing house plans etc using ArchiCAD 15.

    Mind i have been very surprised how well i can work with ArchiCAD on the 11 inch MBA but having the bigger screen will always help

    Mine order status still says 12-22nd september for shipping. I only ordered about a week ago so i am sure the people who ordered early will be shipping soon.

    I called Apple a couple of days ago and a rep told me they had started shipping but i have seen no reports on this on any forum or search
  9. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    I can't wait to hear feedback from you guys on this display. Really torn between in and the previous model.
  10. QuaziModo macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Townsville, Australia

    The Apple guy I talked to said they weren't shipping within Australia till around the 12th so I'm guessing those of you closer to distribution paths will have a bit earlier...... Bastards :)

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