The Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-Inch) is intended to be the "ultimate docking station" for a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac notebook (it is not compatible with earlier Macs). Thunderbolt makes it possible to connect one cable and use this display's built-in FaceTime HD camera, mic, 2.1 speakers (49 watts), three USB 2.0 ports, single Firewire "800" port, single Gigabit Ethernet port, and Thunderbolt port. In addition to the built-in Thunderbolt cable, the display also has a built-in MagSafe connector that charges a Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.
With the exception of connectivity, this display is similar to the LED Cinema Display (27-Inch) that preceded it, and likewise uses the same sleek aluminum case and features a 27-inch glossy LED-backlit TFT active-matrix LCD display with IPS technology and an optimum resolution of 2560x1440. It has a 178 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle, a "typical" brightness of 375 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 1000:1, and a 12 ms response time.
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Introduction Date: July 20, 2011 Discontinued Date: June 23, 2016
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Display Type: TFT LCD* Display Size: 27-Inch
Details: This is a 27-inch glossy LED-backlit TFT active-matrix LCD with IPS technology and a viewable area of 27-inches. The optimum resolution is 2560x1440. It has a 178 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle, a "typical" brightness of 375 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 1000:1, and a 12 ms response time.
Optimum Resolution: 2560x1440 Max. Display Colors: 16.7 Million
Viewing Angle: 178/178* Response Time: 12 ms
Details: *178 degrees horizontal, 178 degrees vertical.
Brightness: 375 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Details: Brightness and contrast ratio are "typical" for this display.
DPI/PPI: 109 Dot/Pixel Pitch: N/A
Built-in Audio: 2.1 Built-in Camera: FaceTime HD
Details: Built-in 2.1 speaker system pumps 49 watts.
USB: 3 (2.0) Firewire: 1 (800)
Details: Three powered USB 2.0 ports, one Firewire 800 port, one Gigabit Ethernet port (hub), and one Thunderbolt port as well as a built-in Thunderbolt cable and a built-in MagSafe cable (85W).
Supported MacOS: X 10.6.8* Power: 250W**
Details: *This display requires a Mac with a Thunderbolt port running Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard" or higher.
**250W (while charging a MacBook Pro), 100V to 240V AC, 50-60 Hz.
Apple Order No: MC914LL/A Apple Subfamily: Thunderbolt Display
Dimensions: 19.35 x 25.7 x 8.15 Average Weight: 23.5 lbs (10.8 kg)
Details: Height by width by depth, (49.1 cm x 65 cm x 20.7 cm)