Thunderbolt Display or ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Geekbabe, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Geekbabe macrumors 6502a

    Geekbabe

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    I've got the 13 inch MBA & would love a 27 inch display for use at my desk. I'm considering the Thunderbolt display as it's beautiful but it is expensive.

    What do you all think?
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    It's nice if you can afford it.
     
  3. bt22 macrumors 6502

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    I bought a TBD to connect to my 2011 Mac Mini. I have not regretted that decision yet, but I've only had it about 30 days. As others have stated the text is small, but I have gotten used to it. Viewing my 2009 MacBook Pro makes me wish it was a higher resolution. Other displays at this resolution are similar in price. I would seriously consider a 2nd TBD if my Mac Mini would drive it. If Apple continues with the Mac Pro line and adds a Thunderbolt port in the next refresh I will think seriously about getting a Mac Pro and second monitor.
     
  4. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    Mac mini with SSD(s) and Apple Thunderbolt Display make an awesome combination! I am currently using such a combination with Apple Cinema Display replacing Apple Thunderbolt Display.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I have a 27" iMac. The price in the UKfor the TB display is £899.00 Don't get me wrong, I love my Apple stuff, but that knit of money for a display..fast as it may be. Is just too much money.

    You can do nearly as well, for about half the money, unless you are determined to use the TB connection.

    I'd like another monitor for my bedroom to use with my MBA/ MBP, but close on £1000? Nope.
     
  6. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    I fairly certain a 2011 mini can drive 2 TB displays.
     
  7. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have the AMD video card, yes.
     
  8. Drew n macs macrumors member

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    How about a 27 imac with thunderbolt built in from the refurb store? its about 400 more than the TBD, on the other hand if $999 is a stretch $400 more hurts even more. Just an idea it seems like there might be more value in imac and maybe better resale value in years to come?
     
  9. Longdrive macrumors member

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    I'm running a MBA and ATD and find it the best working combination avail.
     

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