Pros Beautiful screen, great color...and a lot of real estate to place my work in.
Cons Too expensive to get a couple more for the other machines in the house. At least for now.
Summary If you see it, you will buy it! Or if you don't ,you'll wish you did.
Pros This display will knock your socks off. The colors, the contrast and the crisp graphics are all first class. The Firewire and Thunderbolt connections allow me to connect my external storage easily - and ethernet is also very handy. You'll LOVE this displa
Cons I'd like to have different stand options - or allow third party options.
Summary Apple's new Thunderbolt Display is for people who want the best. At $999, it's an easy decision.
Pros Bright, crisp graphics, $100 less expensive than a comparable (but somehow lacking) 27" Dell Ultrasharp, 2560x1440 resolution (something that the majority of 27 and 28 inch screens costing about half as much lack), IPS panel, and fun ports on the back (wh
Cons Thunderbolt-enabled Mac is required to use this screen (for now...), no anti-glare option, could line up better with the 27" iMac.
Summary I bought one of these to go with my 27" iMac (core i5-2500, Radeon 6970 graphics) so I'd have more working room in Photoshop. It's been working out great for me in several respects, most notably the fact that I've been able to double my workspace. As far as overall performance goes, it works well enough - even compared to an old Dell P991 I kept around for gaming, there is no noticeable ghosting while playing a title with dark visuals (Portal 2, for instance).
I did look at this display next to the Dell Ultrasharp 27" at my local Microcenter before purchasing (when you know the salespeople, they're usually willing to do stuff for you like this). The color quality was dead even between the two displays in my eyes. While I wouldn't have minded an HDMI connection that the Dell offered, the overall aesthetic and the price being $100 less is what compelled the purchase of the Apple display.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some more Portal to beat.
Pros Good looking monitor, No Parallels Windows 7? It's a video screen for crying out loud! Bad move!
Cons I run Windows 7 with with Parallels on the Macbook Air 2011. Not accepting Windows on this monitor killed it for me. So I will buy a 27" HD monitor elsewhere. Not a good move Apple!
Summary I can't give something I can never use with something it was intended to be used for more than one star. Did that make sense? Neither does the product!WoW!!! First, I bought this monitor and used it for 17 days before returning it to Best Buy! (I'm a Premier member and you get 45 days to return a product with that membership!) I had not yet loaded the latest Parallels when I wrote my review! Erics comments took me to the tipping point! Sorry! But I bought the monitor from Best Buy and I used it extensively beforehand and although it is another beautiful piece of work it could have done a lot more for a $1,000.00 27" monitor - A BASE mounted array of connections would have been a much cleaner design and the 3 USB ports were not enough for my uses. At $599.00 this unit would have been a 4.5 star for me. I love Apple and the Air gives me something no one else has so I will pay a premium! $1000.00 for a 27" high end monitor and a few ports is crazy expensive. Don't rip me up, it's just my opinion. Same reason I use a Sammy Charge 4G Hotspot, Voice GPS, Voice text and email. If iPhone 5 ever comes out and it ROCKS I will buy that as well!
Updated on Oct 21, 2011