Connecting laptop with HDMI output to Apple Thunderbolt Display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ALERT, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. ALERT macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
    I'm considering to buy a new monitor/display for both my MBP as well as my company issued Windows laptop with HDMI output

    1) Is it possible to connect a laptop with HDMI output to the latest Apple Thunderbolt display?:confused:

    2) If it's possible, what connectors do I need? :)

    3) Can I connect both MBP and Windows laptop to the Thunderbolt display at the same time then switch the display to show either screen?
  2. jsolares macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    Land of eternal Spring
    No to all :(
  3. MallCop macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2011
    Nope the display is compatible only with thunderbolt macs.
  4. ALERT thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
  5. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    The Thunderbolt display only works with Thunderbolt... period. Apple sells essentially the same display without Thunderbolt, 27" LED Cinema Display, so that's the one you want to get... and that should work in theory with that adapter you just mentioned. My understanding is the panel and form factor are the same, it just doesn't have the other ports.
  6. ALERT, Nov 7, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011

    ALERT thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
    Thank you for this info. :)

    I hope some manufactures would develop a HDMI to Mini Displayport/Thunderbolt connector which works with Thunderbolt display.
  7. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    what do you need thunderbolt for? Would the older one work? You can get a 27" refurb for 899. And it would work with your win pc
  8. ALERT thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
    I may need it when more thunderbolt peripherals (e.g. NAS) become available.:)

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