Apple have recently released a Thunderbolt enabled version of their Cinema display unit. The new 27 inch display is called the Apple Thunderbolt Display.
With the In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel and a resolution of 2560 x 1440-pixels the picture is still incredible.
The aluminium chassis looks very much the same as the previous Cinema display with its 20-degree back tilt, and wide duck-foot stand. Still built into the design are the power cord and Universal MagSafe cable with the camera on the top part of the bezel as it was on the cinema display. There is an integrated subwoofer included with the built-in speaker system also.
Located on the back are three USB 2.0 ports, an additional three ports that have been added to the Apple Thunderbolt Display. Next to the USB ports there is a Thunderbolt, FireWire 800 and Gigabit Ethernet port.
With Thunderbolt ports now on the MacBook Mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro you only need to connect the Magsafe and Thunderbolt cables in order to take advantage of the 27 inch display.
Once connected not only will you have a high-resolution display available but all the additional features such as built in audio, FaceTime HD camera, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet ports.
It’s worth remembering though that you must be running OS X 10.6.8 or later on your Mac.