• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt Display Connectivity Problems

    • Written by from Guildford

    Bought my first display for my Daughter's MacBook Pro and thought it was stunning. Bought a second one this week for another Daughter's MacBook Pro and it wouldn't work! The Mag Safe power lead couples, but no Video, just a blank screen. There is nothing written up on the sales details and looked extensively on the Q&A's but nothing obvious. Found out later that it does not work with our MacBook Pro Mid 2010 as it has a Mini Display Port out only. Apple should state this clearly in their sales details on the product page as it was really upsetting to have to send it back to Apple. Even more annoying is that it does not have any HDMI Inputs either? Maybe I could have used a Mini Display to HDMI? I can't believe that when all Displays around at the moment have multiple HDMI's? Why is the Q&A on the product page not annotated with this obviously required important information? There should also be more info on the subtle differences about Thunderbolt connector v. Mini Display connector - they look the same but are not!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Display... but

    • Written by from Hassocks

    after 18 months of use it has started to flicker, then go dark then bright again. It's as if there is a little gremlin inside playing with the brightness dial!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fully comparable with all Macbook Pros it would seem.

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Bought a second Thunderbolt display for my Macbook Pro late 2011. Now have an issue where only the first screen wakens following sleep mode. The only way to bring back the second screen is by disconnecting and reconnecting the thunderbolt port connection.

    Support were able to tell me within seconds of describing the problem, that the late 2011 model of macbook pro only supports one screen and were able to provide a link to the relevant support page. Very disappointed that this information/link was not made available in the Apple store on the Thunderbolt page prior to purchase. The text there is very misleading, indicating that the Thunderbolt works with all Macbook Pro models. This is only partly true, and is clearly dependant on the number of thunderbolt displays already attached.

    Apple have offered a full refund however, the whole situation could have been avoided. I feel that my time has been wasted needlessly here. A link to all relevant information should be added on the product page.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why does it have an old fashioned Magsafe connector?

    • Written by from ROMSEY

    Why does my brand new Thunderbolt display have the old Magsafe connector?

    Not very impressive - shame, the screen is fantastic, but for £800+ I expect better.

    Apple - this is why you shouldn't mess around with power connectors - you make things incompatible and your customers mark you down...

    55 of 82 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, until it broke...

    • Written by from Manchester

    This is a brilliant display, and was the perfect partner to my MacBook Pro for 18 months, until it suddenly broke and proved uneconomical to repair. Shame. I can't justify the cost to buy another, so have since opted to purchase a Samsung monitor. It may not look as good, but it does a job and is £500 cheaper. The Apple display is superb, but it is very expensive.

    94 of 124 people found this useful