QA Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display
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What is the differnce between the Apple LED Cinema Display (27" flat panel) and the Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch)?
I have a 2010 MacbbokPro without Thunderbolt.
- Does the Thunderbolt port provide superior data transfer rates to the other ports? I presume the answer is "yes"
- If in future I upgrade to a new MacbookPro with Thunderbolt, can the Cinema Display (currently with only USB ports) also be upgraded to accept Thunderbolt? I suspect the answer is "no"
- Asked by Rajiv C
- Aug 2, 2012
1 Answer from the Community
You cannot use a Thunderbolt display with a non-Thunderbolt Mac.
If you do not have a Thunderbolt equipped Mac, do not buy the Thunderbolt display. I recently bought an MBA (with Tbolt) and the Thunderbolt display, not realizing that the display is completely, 100% incompatible with the recent but not thunderbolt equipped MacBook Pro I also have.
- Answered by Edward C from New York
- Aug 19, 2012