Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is being considered as probably the cleverest display ever. Macworld lab has received the new display and it has started to test the new features. The Thunderbolt Display’s specifications are impressive. It is going to be priced at $999.
It is actually not much different from Apple’s 27 inch LED Cinema Display that was released last year. The Thunderbolt features LED backlit display with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels, a brightness rating of 375 cd/m2, Magsafe power connector for charging a laptop and three USB 2.0 ports. It has a Face Time HD camera.
What is new about the Thunderbolt Display is the addition of a new FireWire 800 port, a gigabit Ethernet port and a Thunderbolt port to the back of the display. In addition to all these extra ports, you will have fewer cables to string to your Mac.
The Thunderbolt Display was originally announced in July as the new MacBook Air. To test the new features, the Magsafe and thunderbolt connectors were joined from the Thunderbolt Display to a new 13 inch MacBook Air. They were connected to the LAN using the Display’s Ethernet connector. The Thunderbolt Display requires OS x 10.6.8 or later versions.
This will be the world’s first Thunderbolt Display with technology that allows you to move data between your devices and your computer with unmatched speed. The power and flexibility is now available through a port built right into your display, making the Apple Thunderbolt Display much more than just a pretty screen.