what is the difference between the thunderbolt display and the cinema display?
- Asked by Reynaldo Allan B from Los Angeles
Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)
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3 Answers from the Community
The differences between the two are:
Cinema display needs 3 connections to work, Thunderbolt display uses 2.
Cinema display works with Mini Display port, Thunderbolt display only works with Thunderbolt port.
cinema display has 3 USB 2.0 ports on the back, the thunderbolt display has 3 USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800, an additional Thunderbolt port and an ethernet port.
apart from that, they look identical, have the same screen resolution and cost exactly the same.
- Answered by Sam R
The Thunderbolt display connects through ONLY its built in thunderbolt cable. The equivalent LCD display (non-thunderbolt) is very similar but for older Macs or PCs without thunderbolt. The actual display (screen) is the same.
- Answered by Jack P from Fair Oaks Ranch
Thunderbolt display powers the following internal connections:
Thunderbolt port - IN
3 USBx2.0 ports
FireWire 800 Port
Very handy and future use display.
(PS: I'm looking forward to the revision of the Thunderbolt display to incorporate its own Video Card).
- Answered by Donovan S from Toronto