TB Display and MBP Ports

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pbmagnet4, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. pbmagnet4 macrumors regular

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    Quick question, can I use the ports on my MBP (USB3, FW800, etc.) when connected to the TB display? If I can then I may aswell get a refurbed TB display and go from there. If not would it be worth is to get that belkin TB adapter hub and connect it to a TV via mini DV to HDMI? I imagine I could get a good display for around 200-300$ and the belkin hub is 400$ so it still comes out cheaper than the 829$ refurb. What do yall think?
     
  2. colshine macrumors regular

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    Yes, all the ports on the MBP continue to function as normal.
     
  3. pbmagnet4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alrighty, that sounds promising.
    So what would be the better the TB setup or belkin with an alternate monitor?
     
  4. colshine macrumors regular

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    I've got the TBD so I'm biased and will always suggest that. My desk is neater as I have so few cables all over the place.
     
  5. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    If you want a 25600x1440 17" narrow gamut monitor IPS monitor, the ATD is a excellent choice. If you add in the integrated camera, speakers and thunderbolt docking features, you have a combo that no over vendor has at any price point. The closest would be purchasing a nice monitor with speakers and then purchasing a Belkin thunderbolt docking station ($399) when it is released. BTW, neither the 3rd party monitor nor the docking station is not covered by Apple Care.

    Consider a refurbed ATD ($829 from Apple) or a new one from B&H ($929)....depending on which costs less with tax and shipping. The refurbed ones come with full warranty and can be covered by Apple Care.
     

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