really....?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pfloyd, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. pfloyd macrumors newbie

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    $1000 for a 27" display? am i missing something here? this should be more like $300, what an enormous rip off. anywhere i can get a discounted or refurbished one?
     
  2. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    This has nothing to do with a Macbook Pro, and good luck finding a thunderbolt display for $300.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    That 27" display uses IPS technology and has 2560 x 1440 pixel and has a lot of ports. Find a similar display for 300 USD and get that.

    Just so you know, you won't find one with that resolution and IPS technology for less than 700+ USD.


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  5. pfloyd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay, i did not realize that. its still seems too pricey, but i can deal with it now.
     
  6. MH01 macrumors G4

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    link on through a 27" at 2560 x 1440 for $300 ;)
     
  7. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    The Thunderbolt display is actually a pretty awesome deal considering what you're getting. Thunderbolt hubs aren't cheap ($250+) and neither are 2560x1440 IPS panels. Hell, the TB display might be the best value on the market.

    OP failure.
     
  8. MisterSensitive macrumors regular

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    I suspect Thunderbolt device pricing will drop significantly as it becomes more ubiquitous.

    FW stuff was pretty expensive at first too, IIRC.
     
  9. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a

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  10. Brett0712 macrumors member

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    How about this: $400 27" 2560 x 1440 Monitor

    Seems as though the Korean IPS monitor rage caught on and is being sold at MicroCenter now.
     
  11. bananaboi macrumors member

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    it's about $200 more than dell's competitor but also includes thunderbolt port and ethernet. Dell's is also not LED like the TBD. I have absolutely no regrets with mine.
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    While astonishing at that price, and quite ugly, it does not seem to feature an IPS panel.
     
  13. Brett0712, Jun 21, 2012
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    Read here

    Although it doesn't specify an IPS panel, the viewing angles and resolution seem to. Also, the literature on the website doesn't jive with the reviews.
     
  14. MH01 macrumors G4

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    As sexy as it is, I'll stick with Apple offering ;)
     
  15. Brett0712 macrumors member

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    I totally agree with you on that.

    However, for those that prefer to save a few bucks and do not care how aesthetically pleasing the case of the monitor is. This is most certainly an acceptable alternative.
     
  16. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    If you doubt, simply check out Dell`s equivalent, you will find it is in the same price range, if not more and lacking "Thunderbolt" yes you can source 27" displays for around $350, however they are not in the same league, for connectivity, construction, design, and most importantly quality.

    As with all in life you get what you pay for..........
     
  17. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Has anyone stopped to read the thread (can't remember which forum website it is on) about these? Seriously, it's one of those "you get what you pay for" because basically you end up with one of a million models that each have their "quirks" that others have had to be creative to figure out how to fix. Not to mention how hideous they are.
     

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