Made a similar thread in peripherals ... Have a early 13 15R macbook. options #1. Used, 2month old thunderbolt display for 600$ (time sensitive) #2. New Dell 27" 1440p from bestbuy 590+ tax #3 Wait for new apple display that may not even work with my macbook. External HDD & DAC will be hooked up to display via usb/tbolt hub. I don't use large files on the reg but will stink having usb2 in 2014.