The Cinema Display, now known as the Apple Thunderbolt display as you can see in the image above. If you own an Apple Cinema display and want to buy an Apple Thunderbolt display then you will feel right at home with the new display but with a new functionality, as the name “Apple Thunderbolt display” suggests, the new Apple display comes with a new display port that is Thunderbolt enabled. So you might be thinking how can it benefit a display monitor to have a Thunderbolt port? It means better graphics processing and better graphics on the display and better gaming. Also there are a lot of ports at the back of the display like 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 FireWire 800 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a Thunderbolt port for plugging another Thunderbolt accessory like another monitor!
And now with Thunderbolt, you can easily connect two monitors to your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac which wasn’t previously possible and so it got the title by Apple as the “Ultimate Docking Station” and actually you can connect 6 Thunderbolt accessories seamlessly to your Mac! There is also a MagSafe connector included in the Thunderbolt display along with the Thunderbolt cable so you can seamlessly charge your MacBook without having to plug in another wall adapter.
Now the Thunderbolt display is only available as a 27” screen at the cost of $999 which is quite expensive for a monitor but you know, Apple products are always expensive.
So what are your thoughts about the new Apple Thunderbolt displays? Drop a line in the comments below!