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Apple 27-inch Thunderbolt Display Review

An elegant but expensive widescreen display for Mac computers.

$999.00
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Introduction

The Apple 27-inch Thunderbolt Display is a sleek, clean monitor designed to be used primarily with Mac computers that have a Thunderbolt port. It is LED-backlit and widescreen oriented. Unlike traditional monitors, it has no built-in controls and cannot even be turned on without being first plugged into an Apple computer, such as a Mac Mini or MacBook Pro. It does, however, feature a built in speaker system, microphone, and HD camera, as well as a MagSafe connector (for charging a MacBook) and a number of ports.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
  5. HP ZR24w Comparison
  6. Eizo ColorEdge CG245W Comparison
  7. Acer S231HL Comparison
  8. Conclusion
  9. Photo Gallery

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