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Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914)

Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914)
alaScore 93

112 reviews

Sep, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the value for money.

design, usability, size, reliability

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 112 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.co.uk.

design

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple 27" (68,58 cm) Thunderbolt LED Cinema Display

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

design, usability

value for money

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple Thunderbolt Display MC914LL/A (NEWEST VERSION)

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The Apple Thunderbolt Display Review

 

Ever since I moved to a notebook as my main work computer I've become increasingly annoyed with the process of actually moving my notebook-as-a-desktop around. At my desk I've got DisplayPort, Ethernet, two USB, FireWire 800, speakers and power all...

As a display, the Thunderbolt Display is no different than the 27-inch LED Cinema Display. You lose some of the resolution of the older 30-inch panels but you get a much more compact form factor that feels far less overwhelming on a desk. Having the...

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Editor's Choice!

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Apple Thunderbolt Display

 

Iteration is something Apple is good at. Its 24-inch Cinema Display was good, but it appealed to an extremely small minority of users. In 2010 Apple released a new version with an improved screen and by that time there were many more Mini...

The Apple Thunderbolt Display retains the gorgeous screen and features of the Apple Cinema Display, while adding Thunderbolt, FireWire, and Ethernet support

There's no native compatibility option with PCs or older, non-Thunderbolt Macs

The Apple Thunderbolt Display is an incredible-performing and beautiful-looking monitor with a superfast connection, and we recommend it if you own a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac.

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Apple Thunderbolt Display

 

An elegant but expensive widescreen display for Mac computers.

Very attractive.; Decent color accuracy

Flexibility is Mac-niche only

Its only drawback within the world of monitors as a whole is that it is only usefully available to Mac users, and without a Mac powering it, is little more than an elegant paperweight. It serves no value unless it is paired with a Mac computer (which,...

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Apple Thunderbolt Display

 

The new Apple Thunderbolt Display is an amazing monitor that performs incredibly and looks great, too. If you have an Thunderbolt-enabled Mac, we say, what are you waiting for?The new display trumps the previous 24-inch Cinema Display. Sure, that one...

The Apple Thunderbolt is a great choice for those who can use it. It has great features with a glossy finish, built-in camera, and huge display ? among others that we really love. We highly recommend this to MacBook Air users who want that iMac-like feel.

EDITORS' CHOICE!

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Apple Thunderbolt Display

 

The name certainly is impressive—and so is the screen. "Thunderbolt" conjures up mental images of a powerful natural phenomenon. (Merriam-Webster's defines it as "a single discharge of lightning with the accompanying thunder.") Indeed, we've heard...

Gorgeous display ; Beautiful design ; Works seamlessly with a Mac

Only works with current-generation Macs ; Pricey ; Limited adjustability

This stunning 27-inch screen is both a desktop monitor and a powerful docking station for the latest MacBooks. It's the ultimate display for current-generation Macs.

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Apple Thunderbolt Display review

 

Thunderbolt and lightening is supposed to be very very frightening, but can it also be the be-all and end-all to your desktop needs?

Crisp, bright, great resolution, doubles as a docking station, HD FaceTime camera

Won't work with non-Thunderbolt equipped devices, apps like Skype won't detect the camera automatically

If you’re looking for a bigger picture and the connectivity options with the added bonus of a docking station then it is worth the investment

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Apple Thunderbolt Display review

 

Huge, and hugely convenient, but you could buy a MacBook Air for less...

A good display ; Single cable convenience ; Boon for MacBook owners ; Daisy-chaining Thunderbolt

Limited compatibility ; Expensive

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Apple Thunderbolt Display

 

The lack of native PC support is still a disappointment. That said, the stellar performance and added connection features, including Ethernet and Thunderbolt, make it a powerful and functional monitor for users of Thunderbolt-enabled Macs.

Gorgeous screen ; Adds Thunderbolt, FireWire and gigabit Ethernet support ; Great to use as a dock for MacBook Air users

There's no native compatibility option with PCs or older, non-Thunderbolt Macs

Apple backs the Apple Thunderbolt Display with a one-year limited warranty that covers the backlight, but only includes 90 days of toll-free telephone support. With the purchase of an AU$129 AppleCare package, the warranty is extended to three years...

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Apple Thunderbolt Display

 

Apple's flagship monitor is packed with features but falls short on flexibility.

Thunderbolt; FaceTime HD camera

Only Thunderbolt input; expensive

When it comes to picture quality you’ll get glorious a 2560 x 1440 resolution desktop out of a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac. The LED-backlit IPS panel boasts 375 cm/d2 brightness, excellent contrast and impressive colours. Yet the Dell offers similar...

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Apple Thunderbolt Display

 

Apple takes its 27in LED Cinema Display and adds Intel's Thunderbolt technology to the mix

A superb, if pricey, partner to the latest generation of MacBooks, offering superb image quality and Thunderbolt connectivity

Product Specifications

Configuration

Adjustable Display: No
Integrated Camera: Yes
Integrated Microphone: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Type of MPR Radiation: No
Type of TCO Radiation: No

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
MHL: No
USB:USB 2.0
VGA: No

Display

LED Backlight:Edge LED
Screen Format:16:9
Touchscreen: No

General Features

3D: No
Product Type:LCD
Type:LCD
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