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Apple Introduces World’s First Thunderbolt Display

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Apple today unveiled the new Apple Thunderbolt Display, the world’s first display with Thunderbolt I/O technology and the ultimate docking station for your Mac notebook. With just a single cable, users can connect a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac to the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display and access its FaceTime camera, high quality audio, and Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt ports. Designed specifically for Mac notebooks, the new display features an elegant, thin, aluminum and glass enclosure, and includes a MagSafe connector that charges your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

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So you can have a display that by the time you attach all your normal stuff you still ahve a clusterfuck of wires? Or you are forced to look over your macbook air to see the display and use its keyboard, and then attach a mouse.






hrmmmmmmm. What happens when your camera dies? You send in the whole thing? Ahhh. I see.
 
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i dont understand. i need to connect a mac to use its ether net, USB bla bla? you mean the mac doesnt have it? :O

and other than the good angle i seriously doubt, like all other apple stuff, if it will be better than other stuff on the market.
 

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So you will need the slightly older version of this monitor to connect it up to a windows pc now and be able to use the speakers, mic, webcam and usb ports, I think my display may have just gone up in value.
 
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The other day I was saying how the one nice thing about Apple is their displays but now I may have to think again.
 
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I actually want one of these!
 

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Not sure why y'all are bashing this one. It's a pretty cool idea. Thunderbolt has the speed needed to transfer the images.
 
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Not sure why y'all are bashing this one. It's a pretty cool idea. Thunderbolt has the speed needed to transfer the images.
So does DVI, HDMI etc, and they don't stop you from using the display with other non-apple devices
 

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So does DVI, HDMI etc, and they don't stop you from using the display with other non-apple devices
All right, all right, I see what you're saying.
 

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The same as with every other monitor with a camera in it. Your point?

It's basicly a monitor with a docking station and I don't really see the point with the hate.
Well to be honest I really think it's aimed as a docking station for the Macbook Air.
 
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The biggest problem methinks is that if everything uses Thunderbolt, you'll look in the back of your computer and see.... Thunderbolt everywhere, so if you want to unplug your keyboard you'll have to trace it to the back of your computer to figure out which one is which - or just blindly unplug shit until your keyboard lights go off.
 

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The biggest problem methinks is that if everything uses Thunderbolt, you'll look in the back of your computer and see.... Thunderbolt everywhere, so if you want to unplug your keyboard you'll have to trace it to the back of your computer to figure out which one is which - or just blindly unplug shit until your keyboard lights go off.
That is what is happening to USB isnt it?
 
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That is what is happening to USB isnt it?
But Macintosh/Apple stuff is all white. My USB cables are very distinguishable.

This thing is just a I/O on the end of a cable with a screen built-in. Granted, I would love to use Thunderbolt with a PC.
 
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I've seen this movie...its called ADC and it's been done. None of these single cable solutions really take off well because they always lose backing rather quickly. Can't convince everyone to change boards/etc just to hook up a monitor. Then things are all really proprietary and limited to one brand or make. Just doesn't work no matter how good it is.
 

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fake and gay.

always like saying that :)
 

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I've seen this movie...its called ADC and it's been done. None of these single cable solutions really take off well because they always lose backing rather quickly. Can't convince everyone to change boards/etc just to hook up a monitor. Then things are all really proprietary and limited to one brand or make. Just doesn't work no matter how good it is.
Agree 100%. Great concept, but won't take off due to low adoption in the largest market: Windows PCs. Apple is really good for that. They just don't want to admit that they have to cater to PC as well for it to be successful.
 

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Agree 100%. Great concept, but won't take off due to low adoption in the largest market: Windows PCs. Apple is really good for that. They just don't want to admit that they have to cater to PC as well for it to be successful.
youre wrong. people will buy just because its an Apple. now only f they could add an i at the front.

jokes apart, it will sell. there are plenty of rich people with money to waste.
 

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youre wrong. people will buy just because its an Apple. now only f they could add an i at the front.

jokes apart, it will sell. there are plenty of rich people with money to waste.
It will only sell in small quantities, and will die off. ADC was the same thing, but build on top of DVI for video signal instead of Displayport.
 
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Agree 100%. Great concept, but won't take off due to low adoption in the largest market: Windows PCs. Apple is really good for that. They just don't want to admit that they have to cater to PC as well for it to be successful.
Things like "AirDrop" are perfect examples of this. "Now you can share wirelessly instantly with other macs on your home network!"

Except that most people I know have only one Mac that they own -- the rest of their house is filled with PC's.
 

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Things like "AirDrop" are perfect examples of this. "Now you can share wirelessly instantly with other macs on your home network!"

Except that most people I know have only one Mac that they own -- the rest of their house is filled with PC's.
lol. That's me exactly. Have the iMac, and everything else is PCs.
 

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It will only sell in small quantities, and will die off. ADC was the same thing, but build on top of DVI for video signal instead of Displayport.
small quantities should be enough for the profit apple makes per product.
 

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small quantities should be enough for the profit apple makes per product.
Nope. On displays they don't make any more profit than any other manufacturer.