How thin is the 2013 Thunderbolt Display going to be?

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  1. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    that's what i want to know! :) as much as i love my 16:10 24' ACD, i'm very tempted to upgrade to the thinnest Apple display ever!

    i want! :D
     
  2. visim91 macrumors 6502

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    Already sold mine ;)
     
  3. ctyrider macrumors 6502a

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    I am not convinced that a thinner Thunderbolt Display is a given.. I would not be surprised if Apple just did a silent USB2 -> USB3 bump in 2013, but left the overall form factor unchanged.
     
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    I think they'll match the design of the iMac once they get the yields up
     
  5. GHouse macrumors newbie

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    Good for you. Thanks for contributing to the conversation. :rolleyes:
     
  6. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    5 mm thin display in 2013, then in Retina in 2014. :D
     
  7. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Remember that Apple has not stated what Retina resolution is on a 27" screen. Apple would most likely put any Retina screen on IMac first. I would be surprised if that happens for ATD in 2014
     
  8. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

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    Not sure how thin, but I'm patiently waiting for the refresh with the screen adhered to the glass and USB 3 just cuz.

    My 13" retina MBP needs a big screen companion:D
     
  9. j-a-x macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking of buying an ATD but now I'm waiting and watching to see if they come out with a new monitor with a MagSafe 2, USB 3.0, and better antiglare like the new iMac. I wonder how long I'll have to wait....
     
  10. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    It's a given that a thinner TBD is coming. The lamination process reduces glare and thickness/weight.

    It's likely we'll see USB 3.0 and if the Facetime camera isn't already HD it will certainly go HD.

    I'd like to see some good audio I/O as well.
     
  11. j-a-x macrumors 65816

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    Yeah good audio would be nice. Less clutter on my desk is always a good thing. I'd expect to see one that looks exactly like the current iMac. It's pretty crazy that the ATD display is significantly thicker than the current iMac which has a better display AND a whole computer inside of it.
     
  12. majkom macrumors 65816

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    who cares about thinnest, give mi hdmi in with tb in, less reflections, 30 inches and I WILL GIVE YOU MY MONEY :)
     
  13. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    I can't wait to see what a new one will look like! Would also love it if Apple could somehow lower the price.
     
  14. ctyrider macrumors 6502a

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    ATD display is NOT thicker than the current iMac. iMac has tapered edges that creates an illusion of thinness. iMac's depth in the middle is over 4cm. ATD depth is fairly even, and is between 3cm - 3.5cm.
     
  15. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Escactly. Thin where? The edge thickness is from where the duck foot meets the enclosure. There has to be room from the motherboard, video board, drive,....etc.
     
  16. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Why not 0.000000005 mm?

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    I assume it looks like display. Just a rumor™.

    ;-)
     
  17. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't make much sense waiting for a product that you have no idea will even be released if it is causing you physical ailments. :rolleyes: Apple never said that there was going to be a 2013 Thunderbolt Display so you could be waiting a long time. By the time they release it you might be too sick to use it.
     
  19. Julien macrumors G3

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    Thin requires edge lighting and edge lighting means light leak. Backlighting is FAR superior for PQ on a monitor than edge lighting. Be carful what you wish for.
     
  20. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i'm shocked that still we don't even have any rumors of new displays...:mad:
     
  21. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    why? Until Apple introduces an iMac with sky high-resolution.....why release a ATD with sky high resolution? Exactly what Mac is going to need/use that resolution.....unless it is possibly the MacPro. Certainly a rMBP does not need a 4K monitor attached.
     
  22. brandonx76 macrumors regular

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    it doesn't? why have a retina on the laptop but not on an external / docked display? if not 4k, how about like for like resolutions?
     
  23. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    We know the resolution Apple calls Retina on laptops and iPads. But Apple has not specified what Retina is on a 27" display at arms length.

    I doubt it will be 4k. The rMBP has zero possibility to drive a 4k screen. That will take a new design using a much more powerful GPU. If you want that kind of horsepower, order a new MacPro.
     
  24. ctyrider macrumors 6502a

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    I am not. At this point, I am not expecting any updates to Thunderbolt displays until there is a next jump in resolution (i.e. 4K). We may be looking at late 2014 or 2015.
     
  25. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    It's going to be very, very thin.

    Does this answer your question?
     

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