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Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 615 reviews of Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the price.

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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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and usability are generally positive, but there are some negative opinions about the design and price.

usability, reliability

price, design

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 user reviews of Apple Thunderbolt 27 (MC914) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com. People really like the size. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some mixed views about the price. Some have doubts about the reliability.

design, usability, size

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

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...

Sep, 2011

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

Apple Thunderbolt Display review: 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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (reviewed.com)

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,...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Justin (applereviews.com)

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.

Oct, 2011

EDITORS' CHOICE!

Expert review by: Jonathan Rougeot (computershopper.com)

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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Christopher Phin (techradar.com)

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

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Eric Franklin (cnet.com.au)

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...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Adam Turner (macworld.com.au)

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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch Thunderbolt the Speed Machine, Price in india

 

The Apple iMac (Thunderbolt) is a 27-inch latest and refreshingly above the top iMacs. It has features and system operation that bring a smile to all who access it.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

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

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Display

HD type:Full HD / No
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:3