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Anyone using a thunderbolt display with a MBP with Retina Display? Is it the same clarity?
If not, what is the best option for a larger display with a 13inch retina display MBP?
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Calibration of Thunderbolt display in conjunction with Macbook Pro Retina
I have a Spyder3Elite monitor calibrator and I wanted to make sure that I would be able to achieve closely matched calibration of a Thunderbolt display and a Macbook Pro Retina (15").
Can you explain any settings that should be configured on one or the other to get equivalent colour results?
Has Apple tested calibrating Thunderbolt displays with MBP Retinas using any of the Spyder calibrators (or other brands)?
We have an older 27" iMac that is nicely calibrated and we want to make sure that the MBP Retina and Thunderbolt combination will be able to achieve the same results for photo editing as the old iMac.
- Asked by Sarah O from Newtown
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Will the 27" Thunderbolt Display power a USB SuperDrive?
My SuperDrive works only if I plug it directly into my Retina Display MBP, thus taking up one of the USB ports. My powered USB hub will not power the SuperDrive, and neither will the USB ports on the back of my 30" Cinema Display monitor.
If I get the 27" Thunderbolt Display, can I plug the SuperDrive into one of the USB ports on the back of the display and draw enough power from it?
- Asked by Roger B from Los Angeles
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Is the Thunderbolt interface compatiable with the Mini-Display port connection used on my early 2009 MBP? I.e. can I connect it to this Mac?
Is the ThunderBolt Display worth the money?
I love my 13" non-retina MacBook pro and I'm curious if the the Thunderbolt display is worth the money. I don't care about the glare as I will be looking out a window so the sun won't reflect on it. I produce music and an extra display would be of huge help. My concern is, is it reliable? I really don't care about height adjustment or anything but is it a quality-built monitor that will last a while? I have a 19" Dell Monitor but its having problems and I would like to upgrade to something better. I am also a school student and I guess it could help with research papers and such.
- Asked by Jesse H from Clarence Center
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Are Retina displays only for computers and not thunderbolt displays? Does Thunderbolt Display produce exact Retina (for development)
On Retina displays, the colors on the Macbook Pro is precise. I read the Thunderbolt information and find that the Thunderbolt Display is LCD, not Retina. Are Retina displays only for computers and not Thunderbolt Displays? Does the Thunderbolt Display produce the exact Retina resolution/colors/etcetera (for intense-development). Thanks!
- Asked by David V from Pompano Beach
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can a thunderbolt display be used with a KMV switch?
To use the display for both a Mac tower and a Windows tower.
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Can I connect to an external Thunderbolt HDD using the Thunderbolt on the display?
I have purchased a Thunderbolt NAS drive from Apple recently and also have a Thunderbolt enabled Macbook Air.
My question is that if I purchase then new Display, can I connect the NAS through the Thunderbolt port on the back of the Display?
I know this is the case for USB but does it work for Thunderbolt connected drives as well?
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Can I setup a keyboard, mouse and magic trackpad to talk to whichever MBP is attached to the Thunderbolt Display?
I would like to be able to attach a MBP to the Thunderbolt Display and use the external keyboard, mouse and magic trackpad. I then would like to be able to swap and use a different MBP with the Thunderbolt Display and get the same result even if the original MBP is close by and being used by someone else. Is it possible to do this or will the keyboard, mouse and trackpad still be communicating with the 1st MBP? I know I can purchase a wired keyboard and wired mouse (I would rather not do that) but I don't think there is a wired trackpad.
- Asked by Cameron P from Lexington
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Can Thunderbolt Display cables be replaced?
I have been using an Apple Thunderbolt Display since it was first available. In the past few years, I have been experiencing issues where a Macbook Pro (a mid 2013 edition and now a mid 2014 edition) has been experiencing ejecting disks, ejecting iDevices, and ejecting displays (i.e. display screen goes black). Logic boards have been replaced 3 times on the earlier Macbook Pro and 1 time on the 2014 edition. I am now experiencing the ejecting display issue again on the mid 2014 Macbook Pro.
After disconnecting all external devices (disks, iDevices, etc.), the only remaining item that is connected is the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It seems like the Thunderbolt cable is the issue. I wonder if the heat from the Thunderbolt connection has been causing failures in the logic boards, however, I digress.
Is is possible to completely replace the Thunderbolt cable from the Apple Display to a Macbook Pro?
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How does retina macbook perform with thunderbolt display monitor?
- Asked by Mumtaz B from Burlington
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Retina display MacBook Pro vs 27" iMac for graphic design.
I'm a graphic designer and have always worked on MBP's. I'm about to upgrade again and can't decide if I'm better off getting a new retina display 13" MacBook Pro and a 27" Thunderbolt Display (as I travel around a lot and work in cafes) or keep my current MBP just for travelling and meetings in cafes etc and buy a big old iMac 27" for the office and then just dropbox files between the two. Which do you think is a better/faster option for tonnes of graphics work ie. I have pretty much the whole Adobe Creative Suite on the go at all times :) Thanks.
- Asked by Felicity C from Bulimba
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What are the USB ports and Ethernet port on Thunderbolt Displays used for?
So my question is, what all things I can connect to Thunderbolt display's USB ports?
If I connect a thumb drive, will it be accessible? (on mac mini if its connected to thunderbolt display)
If I have connected a Mac mini's thunderbolt port to Thunderbolt display, and for Internet access if I connect LAN cable to Ethernet port of Thunderbolt display, will I get internet connection on my mac mini?
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using a mac air, what resolution will the thunderbolt display be capable of
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Dual 27" ACD possible? 2011 MBP 15 --> ACD 27" (thunderbolt) --> ACD 27" (display port)
I have a 2010 27" ACD (non thunderbolt) and I have an MBP 15" 2011 with thunderbolt. I want to buy a new 27" ACD with thunderbolt and connect my MBP --> Thunderbolt 27" ACD and then connect 27" ACD displayport to the back of the Thunderbolt 27" ACD.
- Asked by Efstathios M from Dallas
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what cable do I use to connect the display to a MBP?
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