Apple's Thunderbolt Display a compelling device for 2011 MacBook Air
Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:03 AM
Also, I think it's worth noting that at least compared to the LED CD you get a lot more for the same price, but lose Mini-DP compatibility which sucks if you work in a mixed environment.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:08 AM
I am no expert on monitor features versus their cost. But, I am considering the MBA and would like to add a monitor. This monitor seems ideal. But, I do not see the value at $1,000. That seems to be 3X the price I would expect as a consumer. I am probably wrong on this because I have not shopped monitors yet. But, I have bought several monitors in the past (with less features...but several years ago) and the prices were not $1,000.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:24 AM
I use the Samsung P2770HD...picked it up for just over 300 bucks.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:59 AM
I bought a $300 27 inch Planar monitor for my MacBook off of NewEgg.com. For work I wish I would have purchased one of these Thunderbolt Displays as the resolution is sooo much higher. A co-worker has a 27 inch iMac in the office (he only works in the office, I work from home and sometimes in the office) and he can use his screens real estate a lot better then I can.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:14 AM
This post has been edited by klahanas: 23 September 2011 - 06:15 AM
But glittering prizes and endless compromises
Shatter the illusion of integrity."
Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:15 AM
No, but it's probably $600 nicer, and then you get port replication which accounts for another $100, plus Apple's design touches for another $100.
$200 monitors are fine for average consumers and those that work with text and spreadsheets all day, but they're lousy for photo and graphics work. I'm not saying Apple is the top of the line, but it's a heck of a lot better than your $200 monitor. But hey, if you don't need the better quality - that's great. You saved yourself $800.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:34 AM
I plug in three cables (MagSafe, DisplayPort, USB) in my setup. It's not that much of a hassle. I'm also quite worried about that integrated able. I've had bad experiences with multiple power bricks from Apple, mainly as the strain relief inevitably fails after a few years. A monitor cable wouldn't come under as much strain, but my guess is that it would be an expensive fix.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:39 AM
Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:31 AM
Mac users having issues with a PA271W might benefit from this: http://www.necdispla...Port_Notice.pdf
Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:36 AM
I think it is unfair to slam on the display preferences since that is the stock one that the OS uses unless I am thinking of something different. If you are serious about calibration you use a third party tool. I've never seen a bundled calibration software package work well on any monitor really.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:27 AM
With that in mind i still think the Apple screens are very much overpriced. Even if they look pretty and have ports on them.