Apple debuts Thunderbolt display

  • Apple has debuted a 27-inch display designed to be used as a tricked-out docking station for Thunderbolt-enabled MacBooks. 

    The monitor features a FaceTime camera, high quality audio, along with Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt ports.

    The display also boasts a thin aluminum and glass enclosure, along with a MagSafe connector to charge a MacBook Pro or Air.

    As expected, the monitor supports DisplayPort tech for high-res displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI and VGA.

    Additional specs include: 

    • Three USB 2.0 ports.
    • Single Thunderbolt port can be used to daisy chain five additional devices.
Ambient light sensor automatically adjusts brightness.
    • Built-in 2.1 speaker system (49 watts).
    • 16:9 edge-to-edge glass design.
    • 178 degree viewing angle.

    • Screen type: TFT active-matrix LCD with in-plane switching (IPS).
    • Resolution: 2560 by 1440 pixels.
    • Colors: 16.7 million.
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9.
    • Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical.
    • Brightness: 375 cd/m2.
    • Contrast ratio: 1000:1.
    • Response time: 12 ms.

    The new Thunderbolt display will be available within the next 60 days for a cool $1,000. 
Note: The display requires a Mac with a Thunderbolt I/O port.