How does retina macbook perform with thunderbolt display monitor?

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

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  • Best Answer:

    Hi Mumtaz B,
    I currently have a Retina Macbook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display. I usually run it with the Macbook's screen closed and occasionally open. There is no noticeable performance drop. Even when playing graphics intensive games.

    The Macbook is actually capable of running up to 2 Thunderbolt Displays and another display hooked up via HDMI so it is definitely more than capable of running just one.

    I do notice however that the fans speed up a little during light usage with a Thunderbolt Display connected to my Macbook in summer but I assume this is normal.