• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No matte option. Glare unbareable.

    • Written by from Denver

    The matte screen protectors don't help. They make the monitor look blurry because there is a thick layer of glass in front of the screen. Matte films need to be part of the design.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous!

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    The Thunderbolt display is absolutely gorgeous. Everyone that comes into my office comments on the crispness and clarity of the display. The additional USB 2, Firewire 800, and Thunderbolt ports greatly reduces the clutter of cables and hubs that used to litter the desktop space around my computer. The only downside I can think of is now my wife is going to want one for her MacMini.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Display!!!!

    • Written by from Hammond

    This display is so Awesome. Bought refurbished and can't be happier. The late 2012 Mac Mini and this display are a perfect match. The price is cheaper than any other 27" display with the same resolution. Don't buy junk, get this display.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Investment for film/ photography

    • Written by from HORIZON CITY

    This is an expensive (by most people's standards) investment, but one that is going to pay for itself down the road. I use this driven by my late 2011 MBP with a seagate TB hdd attached for media management. The resolution in this monitor allows me to do single window video editing in premiere pro and allows me to work on photographs in big clear detail. I love it!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome+++

    • Written by from allentown

    Just purchased the MacBook Pro thunderbolt and Cinema Display thunderbolt. Monitor came with everything needed to connect. It instantly worked, just by connecting the cables. No screen flickering etc. as I have seen in previous reviews. Works 100%.

    I am a professional Web Designer and this was the perfect solution. Thank you Apple : )

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt Greatness

    • Written by from concord

    Just got my display from best buy very happy with it works fine on my MBP 15 none retina. Only quirk with it is that it slows boot up and shutdown by a good amount still to be expteaced with a massive display + pci compotes run threw the cable. Looking forward to using it with my windows rig as well rebuilding it to support thunderbolt :D
    Pricey but by far the best quality on the market blows my LG led display out of the water. And no i'm not an apple fan boy just giving it a 5 star for no reason the quality stands out on its own. every new technology will have its quirks at least apple takes the time to fix them unlike many other manufactures.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Was Nervous

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    I was nervous about this purchase based on some of the reviews I read here but once I got the unit home and hooked it up to a Mac Mini I am very pleased. In my opinion one of the ways Apple really stands out from other PC manufacturers is their displays... this monitor does not disappoint in that capacity and is an excellent companion to a Mac Mini and as a bonus adds three more usb and one firewire ports. Very well thought out!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Monitor Period!

    • Written by from HIlo

    Apple proves itself again to be the absolute best around. Just played bought and played Angry Birds "Star Wars" from the app store on my new mac mini and apple monitor with my son....and it was awesome!

    By day I own and operate a web and graphic design firm and we have only bought iMacs up until now. This mac mini and monitor is for my home office and I couldn't be happier with this combo.

    Highly recommend this combo...at least until the new 27" iMacs come out in December!

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Resolutionary

    • Written by from Mundelein

    Love it!! it's easy to forget in the PC world....this sort of quality would cost you minimum 1200 bucks....and that doesn't even come with TB. Love the fact it has connector for power to my macbook. And I finally understand why they only do this in high gloss. It's easy to clean :).

    30 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    27" Thunderbolt Display WOW!

    • Written by from Copley

    This is a terrific product. I have been using it with my 13" MacBook Air for the past several months with no major problems.

    I do think the OSX Lion software still needs a little work. I am convinced Apple will continue to support this product fully for the forseeable future.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Colors are vivid

    • Written by from Novato

    Great monitor. I use in tandem with my laptop to get two screens. Pretty cool. Connects via USB and has 3 more addition USB plug-ins.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gigantor

    • Written by from PORT SAINT LUCIE

    Its freaking massive.
    I mean its bigger than my 1st apartment.
    Love it. Love it. Love it.
    I can't go back to another monitor.
    I can't.
    I won't.

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it except for one pain in the neck design flaw

    • Written by from Boston

    First off, this is a beautiful monitor with a gorgeous display. I'm an artist who works digitally to make fine art prints, and I use a Mac Air to connect to a larger display both in my studio and in my home. I splurged on this 27-inch Thunderbolt display for my studio, and for home I got a 23 inch Dell monitor. There is no question the Apple has a superior display. It's also a great looking design. But there is one design flaw with this monitor, and that is that the height can not be adjusted up or down. You can tilt it, but you can't change the height. For someone like me who wears progressive lenses (as MANY people do, so please take note Apple designers!) and has to look through the lower part of my lenses, it forces me to tilt my head back into an unnatural position to read the screen. I am not short, and even with my chair cranked as high as it goes, and a pillow under me, the screen is still just a few inches too high to sit naturally and see through the lower part of my lenses. For many things, I use Control+ to make everything bigger, but when working in Photoshop which I primarily do, the toolbar can not be made larger. It's a struggle and (literally) a pain in the neck. The Dell monitor I bought has a sliding up/down feature, and it is a god-send for this single reason. Other than the lack of up/down positioning, which would be a huge consideration for me in the future, I love the Apple monitor.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Display... when it works.

    • Written by from Camarillo

    There were so many negative reviews that I figured they were written mostly by competitors. I bought two of these for my Mac Pro and was really happy when I got home. They were beautiful... until one of them developed a thin green vertical line through the screen. I spent an hour on the phone and ended up taking it back to the store 5 hours after I bought it. They happily replaced it and I haven't had a problem since. While I absolutely love these displays, but I trust them as far as I can throw them. I'm getting the apple care plan so I don't have to worry. I love the screens and I was really happy with how the store immediately made it right by replacing it, I'm just a little nervous one went bad so soon. I would recommend them to anyone, but I would also recommend the apple care plan because I just don't know how long they will last.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work on Macbook Air

    • Written by from Marietta

    I seriously think there is a design flaw in this monitor. The monitor charges my Macbook Air, the USB ports in the back charge my iPhone. Unfortunately, the monitor itself only displays a black screen. The thunderbolt cable gets very warm when I plug it into my MB Air but nothing happens on the monitor. I have already spent a significant amount of time online researching this issue and tried to identify a fix. I strongly encourage you to do the same before you buy this product. I did everything that Apple recommended like upgrade firmware, iOS, etc. to no avail. Now the daunting task of trying to work with Apple to resolve. This purchase has cost me more time than I have bandwidth.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A BIT OF A LET DOWN

    • Written by from Torrance

    I have had this display for over a month now and it has been a bit of a let down. First of all as beautiful as the display itself is with its aluminum casing and glass display it does not deliver as expected. It lacks ergonomic features and modern inputs. The screen is overly reflective with its "mirror" panel. The Apple display also makes a faint buzzing sound when you adjust the brightness and transmits high heat emitting from the screen if used for prolonged hours. The most disappointing problem is that it drops frame rates when watching high definition (1080) content-even after adjusting the display settings-Heck, the screen on my 2010 MacBook Pro looks a lot better than this piece of AI.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb product

    • Written by

    I've just receive my Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch). Plugged it in, turned it on, and voilà -- perfect in every sense of the word. Exactly what I've expected from Apple. I read some of those bad reviews, and I totally disagree with any of them. Either the previous OS were not ready for this display (I've OS 10.9.3), or some people just need to vent ...

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic monitor, but getting OLD

    • Written by from MISSISSAUGA

    this monitor is amazing however it is no longer the top dog in mainstream monitors. the new DELL 4K has it beat in all categories except built in web cam.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Glare, reflection, glare, reflection. Did I say glare already???

    • Written by from Brisbane

    The monitor has a highly reflective surface resulting in intolerable glare and reflection. Any other monitor I have ever used is superior to this product.

    The glare is so bad, that I find myself moving my head or the windows on the screen so they appear at a spot that has the least glare. I am using this monitor at work (if I bought it myself I would have dumped it back where it came from the first day). There is a window behind me and the glare is especially bad when it is bright outside (which happens a lot).

    This monitor is a total engineering failure.

    Pros: You can use it as a mirror (expensive but mediocre mirror). It has an apple logo on it and some people go gaga over that. (It means it was expensive and indicates your elevated status in the social hierarchy. Since I use it at work this does not help me.) Looks sleek when not in use. If you are a narcissist you may find staring at your reflection instead of doing work quite pleasing.

    32 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Display runs hot

    • Written by from VANCOUVER

    Bought the Thunderbolt display for a new MacBook Pro. Beautiful crisp colors and black colors are really black. My only complaint is that the display runs HOT. I measured 40º to 44ºC (111ºF) on the front glass of the monitor. It is hot enough to feel when sitting in front of the display, and I find it a little uncomfortable. Just to check I didn’t have a lemon I went to the local Apple store and found similar temperatures on two Thunderbolt displays they had there.

    P.S. Apple - having a rotatable portrait/landscape display feature would have been nice for the money paid for this display.

    11 of 12 people found this useful