Im trying to decide whether to buy the thunderbolt display now or wait. Im also not sure if the thunderbolt display is the right choice for me. Getting a $1000 monitor so I can play civilization 5: brave new world maybe over kill. I know that the thunderbolt display is one of the best on the market and the best in terms 1440p monitors. Im currently using a 1080p samsung led tv as my monitor. I would like a higher resolution display (1440p) and a dedicated monitor so its better for my eyes. I did read the thunderbolt display has 16ms response rate so Im not sure if that will be fast enough for me if I play civilization at the higher settings. I have tried a few 1080p monitors (samsung,asus, lg). I wasnt happy with the controls, build quality or backlight bleeding and dead pixels. My setup is a late 2013 15"macbook pro retina with dedicated nvidia geforce 750m, 16gb of ram, 512gb ssd. I would like a monitor with 1440p resolution, ips display, built in speaker and 27" or 32" screen. Budget is around $500. I would appreciate any suggestions. I do play civilization in bootcamp so the monitor has to be mac and windows compatible.