can an older macbook pro be upgraded to use thunderbolt

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

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  • Unfortunately, due to the thunderbolt port being the only way to accommodate the large amount of extra ports (3 USB 2.0, Firewire 800, gigabit ethernet) the only macbook pros that can run this display are the models that have the thunderbolt port. If you have an older model macbook pro, you can use the LED Cinema display. It's identical to the thunderbolt display minus the thunderbolt port and extra ports.