So after extensively traveling abroad the last 18 months I am finally back home. Currently, I was using a Macbook Pro Retina which I bought when it was first released. Now I wanted to use a bigger screen, but at the same time I wanted to maintain portability for future travel. After examining many more cost effective monitors (including an Asus for about $500) I came across an open box Thunderbolt display at Best Buy for $799 (was actually $899 but I negotiated down). Well I bought it and I must say I am ecstatic with it! Its more than just a display. The charging being built in (so my charger can stay in the bag), the web cam, mic, AWESOME speakers, and its all connected with just 1 cable. Its just great. I must say that even though I paid $350 or so more than a PC monitor that would have looked good too, I am glad I paid that extra money for the perks. For those who are on the fence, I say get the Thunderbolt! I know there may be a new one coming out soon as its been a while since an update, but it doesn't matter. It has good resale value (if you decide to upgrade later) and maybe you will find that if its good enough you won't wanna upgrade right away anyway.