• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the display, but issues with USB and ethernet

    • Written by from Hampton

    Great display, love it. The reason I decided on this display was the ease of connecting all my devices at my desk to the back. I.e. like a docking station concept. However....
    When the display goes to sleep (while I sleep), I loose USB and ethernet when it wakes up. There are many users with this problem, so some patience might be required if you plan to use the ports on the back! I am going to call Apple Support, etc...

    So, 5 starts for style and quality of the display, and 1 start for stability of the connected devices. I'll rate this in the middle.

    52 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    • Written by from Westerlo

    I am very pleased with my purchase of the Apple Thunderbolt Display.
    I'm a very big fan of its 27-inch size and really like the docking possibilities.
    The extra ethernet port, usb ports, firewire port and thunderbolt port are very useful and I use them al the time.

    33 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame: no audio line out socket

    • Written by from GREENWITH

    The display has speakers and obviously a D/A converter to drive them. That works fine. But what they failed to do was spend an extra few dollars on a line-out.

    So now it's either a USB audio interface or plugging into my laptop. Bit of an oversight, Apple!

    93 of 118 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Design and Quality

    • Written by from Woodinville

    I've used them all, and this one is number one bar none. The quality of this external display is extremely high, the thunderbolt/ethernet/USB is a huge win for demanding professionals and the reliability of these things is incredible. I'm a system administrator in a 300+ enterprise Mac environment where everyone has a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt display, so they see quite a bit of hard use. None have ever failed. There's quite a number of 24" and 27" non-thunderbolt displays as well that are well over 1.5 years old, and none of those have ever failed either.

    64 of 78 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Display. No problems

    • Written by from Marietta

    I have had this display for 1 year. First hooked to an Airbook, now hooked to a Mac Mini. I have had none of the issues reported. For the last 6 months it has been in daily use.

    Graphics are incredible, camera/mic/speakers work better than any other product I have used.

    It is pricey, but probably worth it.

    49 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Camarillo

    I have a late 2011 MBP. I literally plugged in the TB cable, closed the lid and up came the screen on the new monitor. It's working perfectly for me. Wakes up from sleep just fine (read a lot of complaints on this.) Perhaps the sleep issue is a bluetooth error? My keyboard and mouse are using USB.

    Colors are great. Response is great. I wouldn't ever imagine all this power was coming from a laptop.

    Another step into the future.

    42 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, monitor...and its fixed now

    • Written by from Brooktondale

    As of the new 10.7.4 update which included a fix to thunderbolt, this monitor now works perfectly for me. Wakes up out of sleep everytime....just fantastic.

    48 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful display flawed by waking from sleep issues.

    • Written by from Albany

    The display is hooked up to a 2012 MBP. Despite the fantastic image quality, reasonable sound, and great FaceTime camera, the display consistently has trouble waking from sleep when using the USB or ethernet ports on the back. Therefore, I resort to a direct plugin of my ethernet and peripheral into the MBP. For now I await a firmware update, but this usability issue could have been fixed during product development.

    75 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it if using with a Macbook Pro

    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought this monitor a week ago, worked great for 2 days. After your laptop goes to sleep, the monitor doesn't wake up. You have to shut down, restart, reset and sometimes start on safe mode to go back to normal.

    I looked online, TONES OF PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM.

    Apple is not doing anything to fix it.

    Save you money and time.

    356 of 407 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Denver

    The perfect companion to any thunderbolt laptop. I would definitely recommend.

    27 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWesome

    • Written by from Provo

    Its obviously an amazing display. IT's huge, very sharp image quality. Expensive but you'll love it

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks and works perfectly - No issues whatsoever

    • Written by from Wyncote

    I was hesitant at first to drop $1000 on a monitor, when there are comparable displays out there for much cheaper. But let me assure you, this is worth every penny. The casing of the display itself is a work of beauty. But the graphics are so crisp and vivid (especially in 2560x1440 mode). The Thunderbolt integration is simple...literally plug and play with my MBP. No issues with the Ethernet port on the back of the monitor, and I also have my Traktor Pro DJ Console connected via USB to the back of the monitor. The only thing that I needed to figure out was how to enable the Display Ethernet port in Network settings, but that's incredibly easy to do. Also, you need to re-route the audio and microphone to the display (again, very simple configuration change through System Preferences). Highly recommend.

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Graphic Designer's Dream Screen

    • Written by from Greenville

    I understand some people may have had some negative experience with defective devices, but I'm not one of them. I am a SERIOUS Mac user with just about every product that they have made in the last 7 years. This is by far the absolute best monitor on the market for graphic designers. Just incredible. I couldn't believe it when I put this next to my 30" HD Cinema Display. It is just soooo much better. It's crisp. It's clean. It's just beautiful. Can't imagine using anything different. Can't wait to see it beside my new retina Macbook Pro next week! :)

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but problems

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    Quite angry at the moment. The display itself looks amazing when it actually works. So far the slue of problems I have encountered in just a few months of having this monitor (connected to a MBP): Ethernet port doesn't work (shows up as Bluetooth PAN), external MAC keyboard doesn't work, external MAC mouse works except for the buttons, connecting/disconnecting the Thunderbolt cable will cause both displays to show solid light blue, sometimes the laptop keyboard and trackpad will not function at all, boot time is at least twice as long with the Thunderbolt cable connected.

    73 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST DISPLAY & HUB FOR MACBOOK PRO!

    • Written by from Rio de Janeiro

    This display is absolutely stunning in beauty. I absolutely love it. I can connect my just outdated macbook air 13" and my new macbook pro 15". Yea, add a bluetooth key board to that and a magic mouse and your are set to go. If you are looking for the ultimate setup this is the way to go. This pretty much is the ultimate setup if you get the new 500gb retina macbook pro 15" and a 1tb seagate thunderbolt ssd. 5 Stars!!! Highly recommend.

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREATEST MONITOR ON EARTH

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I bought this monitor one week ago after reading the reviews here. I expected to have some problems with it. I have had none. I use it for development with my MBP plugged in. It is fantastic and I have not had a single issue with it. I highly recommend this monitor for anyone who uses a laptop but who would like a desktop solution sometimes.

    The colors and resolution are perfection. I never really understood the purpose of this monitor until I bought it. It gives me the flexibility of a laptop and the ability to have a desktop solution with a docking station built in. If you get tired of staring at your tiny laptop screen and want to see how beautiful Lion is you have to have this product.

    73 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great display, poor ethernet integration

    • Written by from Florham Park

    As a display, this monitor is magnificent. Great colors, clarity, viewing angles, etc.

    Where it fails miserably is in the ethernet integration. This display is supposed to act like a docking station where you can plug your usb and ethernet into the display, then your laptop uses the ethernet and usb interfaces in the display when the thunderbolt cable is plugged into the laptop.

    Unfortunately once you disconnect from the display, when you return and plug the thunderbolt cable back in, you may find that the ethernet port is no longer available. The only way to restore functionality is to reboot your laptop.

    You can read a very long thread discussing this problem on the apple forums. You will see this isn't just an isolated problem. Unfortunately this site doesn't allow me to publish the URL, so just google for: thunderbolt ethernet not available

    I keep hoping every OS X Lion update will fix this but after at least 6 months, the problem still persists.

    268 of 312 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another nearly perfect product from Apple

    • Written by from Louisville

    I was seeking a solution that allowed me to move between two offices regularly without having to fumble around with cords & cables. This display addresses that need perfectly. I use a TwelveSouth Book Arc, drop my MBP15 into it, connect the Thunderbolt (via a single cable w/two connections, one for power, the other for everything else) and I'm up and running in less than a minute. The display is stunning both in terms of image quality as well as resolution. Using spaces, I regularly have the equivalent of 10-12 separate full browser windows open and/or applications running simultaneously. The display is silent, clean and features a minimal footprint (really feels like it is floating in front of me). Yes, the reflectivity is high and depending on your environment (e.g. if you have natural light coming through a window), you may need to rotate the screen slightly. That said, you can slide this display around effortlessly thanks to its aluminum stand which smoothly sails across your desk. The upside to the finish is the image quality - again stunning. Hard to envision a better execution of a product. If you own this display, you will never be able to go back to anything else.

    47 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I dig it!

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    At first I wanted to use this as second larger display for my macbook air, but it's got such a high resolution that I just use it as my sole display, and I use Better Touch Tool to get AeroSnap-like ability. Then with spaces, I can use separate virtual desktops with two apps side by side, or four windows in quadrants. No glare issues for me, it's bright enough that the glare is not a problem. I'm using wireless and not the integrated ethernet interface, so I'm not getting intermittent issues which others are reporting.

    Looks great, works great, but not cheap. Hey Mr taxman, I'm writing this bad boy off!

    If your work puts you behind a monitor all day, I say treat yourself and go for it.

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well with my Macbook air

    • Written by from 香港

    It doesn't work well with my macbook air. Detail can search the key word "Thunderbolt display" from the Apple Offical Forum.

    65 of 101 people found this useful