Apple rolls out 27-inch Thunderbolt Display with FaceTime HD camera, built-in speakers-Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices through a single, compact port. It sets new standards for speed, flexibility, and simplicity. And it’s on Mac-Book Air, Mac-Book Pro, iMac, and Mac mini.
The new Thunderbolt Display, a single 27-inch model packing a 2560 x 1440 pixels 16:9 IPS display, one of Apple's fancy new connectors, integrated 2.1 speaker system, and even a FireWire 800 slot. Mac-Book Air, Mac-Book Pro, iMac, and Mac mini now give you access to a world of high-speed peripherals and high-resolution displays with one compact port. That’s because Thunderbolt is based on two fundamental technologies: PCI Express and Display Port.
PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt. Which means you can connect external devices like RAID arrays and video capture solutions directly to your Mac — and get PCI Express performance. That’s a first for any computer. Thunderbolt also provides 10 watts of power to peripherals, so you can tackle workstation-class projects. With PCI Express technology, you can use existing USB and FireWire peripherals — even connect to Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks — using simple adapters.
Thunderbolt I/O technology provides native support for the Apple Thunderbolt Display and Mini Display Port displays. It also supports Display Port, DVI, HDMI, and VGA displays through the use of existing adapters. So you can connect your Apple LED Cinema Display or other display, along with multiple high-speed devices, all from a single port.
All that power and blazing-fast data transfer flows through the Apple Thunderbolt Cable, one of the most advanced cables ever made. No single cable has been able to do so many things and do them with such astonishing speed. The price is $999 to bring home in just a few days.
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