A day after it posted a record quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion and a net profit of $7.31 billion, Apple announced the new 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display, the world's first monitor to utilize Thunderbolt I/O Technology. With transfer speed up to 10Gbps, Thunderbolt's remarkable connectivity is the solution many creative professionals have been looking for. Its ability to "daisy-chain" up to 5 other Thunderbolt devices and its high rate of responsiveness mean video editors can work directly from RAID storage arrary or graphic designers can seamlessly connect to their peripherals without lapse time in between. In addition to the benefits of Thunderbolt I/O Technology, the new display also includes an integrated MagSafe charger for Apple Mac notebooks and a FaceTime HD video camera. Retails for a suggested price of $999 US, the Apple 27-Inch Thunderbolt Display will available at all Apple retail locations within the next 60 days.
27-Inch 16:9 Display
178-Degree Viewing Angle
Thunderbolt I/O Technology
FaceTime HD Video Camera
2.1 Speaker System
MagSafe Charger for Mac Notebooks
3 USB 2.0 Ports
1 FireWire 800 Port
1 Gigabit Ethernet Port1 Thunderbolt Port with Daisy Chain Option Up To 5 Thunderbolt Devices
CUPERTINO, Californiaâ€”July 20, 2011â€”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®.
"The Apple Thunderbolt Display is the ultimate docking station for your Mac notebook," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "With just one cable, users can dock with their new display and connect to high performance peripherals, network connections and audio devices."
With a beautiful 16:9 edge-to-edge glass design, the Thunderbolt Display uses IPS technology to provide a brilliant image across an ultra wide 178 degree viewing angle. Any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac notebook can dock with the display to quickly and easily create a full-fledged desktop solution. The Thunderbolt Display includes a built-in FaceTime HD video camera for crisp video conferencing, a 2.1 speaker system for high quality audio, an integrated MagSafe charger to keep Mac notebooks charged, three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, one Gigabit Ethernet port and a Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining up to five additional Thunderbolt devices.
The Thunderbolt Display is the world's first display to include Thunderbolt I/O technology. Featuring two bi-directional channels with transfer speeds up to an amazing 10Gbps each, each Thunderbolt port delivers PCI Express directly to external peripherals such as high performance storage and RAID arrays, supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI and VGA displays. Thunderbolt-based Macs with discrete graphics can drive two external displays giving professional users over 7 million additional pixels of display real estate and the ability to daisy chain additional Thunderbolt devices, as well as video and audio capture devices.
The Thunderbolt Display includes an ambient light sensor which automatically adjusts the display brightness based on external lighting conditions and uses only as much energy as necessary to provide an optimum viewing experience. Made with mercury-free LED technology, arsenic-free glass and highly recyclable materials, the new display meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status.* The new display contains no brominated flame retardants and all cables and components are PVC-free.