Should I buy a Thunderbolt Display now?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Liquinn, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    I'm interested in buying a 27" Thunderbolt Display from Apple sometime this week but should I buy one now or wait for the new one to come out? Though there's not much they can do to the screen to improve it?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Since Apple updates their displays rather irregularly, buying now shan't be a problem.
     
  3. Fynd macrumors 6502

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    All macs are about to feature usb 3 as standard,so I'd expect the displays USB to be upgraded to 3 as well.
     
  4. aloshka macrumors 65816

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    Damnit! I just bought my display. But I'm not sure I care for USB 3 on the display.
     
  5. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    True. I'm just going to buy it this week. It's quite expensive but it should be worth it.
     
  6. whittallthis macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I have been going back and fourth over 24' vs 27' as well. Bigger is better in this arena.
     
  7. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Does a Thunderbolt Cable come in the 27" Thunderbolt Display box or does the cable need to be bought separately?
     
  8. AQUADock macrumors 65816

    AQUADock

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    yes, its built into the display.
     
  9. donklaus macrumors member

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    Comes with

    and includes a charging cable for a MacBook Pro.
     
  10. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    How do I connect the display to a Mini?

    Thanks
     
  11. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    If you want one now, buy one now.

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    If it's a thunderbolt display, via a thunderbolt cable & the thunderbolt port on the mini.
     
  12. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    If you're in the US, refurbished TB Displays are $849 online.
     
  13. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    As long as the Thunderbolt cable comes with the Thunderbolt Display then all is good XD

    Cheers, will pick one up Thursday! :apple:
     
  14. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    There are rumours of an anti-reflective coating for the iMac. If that happens, it will probably also appear on the Thunderbolt Display.

    Of course there is no certainty over this, or timeline. However, you wouldn't be considering a Thunderbolt Display if it was a problem.

    Outside of that or USB3, there is unlikely to be any updates for a while. Apple monitors tend to last quite a while before updates as there are no processors or other components that are on short update cycles.
     
  15. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Same price in Canada. Bought two last week - ordered Wednesday at noon, arrived Friday at 11:09.

    Couldn't be more pleased.
     
  16. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Okay thanks and true; I very rarely plug any USB devices into my Mac anyway. So I'm not bothered about USB 3.

    Thanks for your input :)
     

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