Apple will ship 27-inch Thunderbolt Displays this week

Posted on Sep 7 2011 - 10:28pm by Julius

About two months ago, when Mac fanboys all over the world were all excited about the launch of the new MacBook Airs and the Mac OS X Lion, Apple made it a point to detail the new Thunderbolt Display, the first display that uses the Thunderbolt I/O (input/output) technology.

On July 20, Apple said that they are launching the 27-inch display withing “the next 60 days” and this time, the company is looking to keep its promise. Apple news site MacRumors reported that Apple will start shipping the 27-inch Thunderbolt Display to resellers and the company’s retail stores this week.

The Apple Thunderbolt Display has a 16:9 edge-to-edge glass design. The display requires a Macbook or any Mac device that has a Thunderbolt I/O port. It has an ultra-wide 178 angle that is made possible with IPS technology. The display also includes a FaceTime HD camera, a MagSafe charger, one Gigabit Ethernet port, three USB 2.0 ports, a 2.1 speaker system and a Thunderbolt port.

The display can daisy chain up to five additional devices that has Thunderbolt I/O and MacBook Pros can run two Thunderbolt Displays simultaneously.

“The Apple Thunderbolt Display is the ultimate docking station for your Mac notebook,” said Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller. “With just one cable, users can dock with their new display and connect to high performance peripherals, network connections and audio devices.”

The Thunderbolt Display is now available for pre-order and will cost £899 in the United Kingdom.


via: MacRumors

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