Apple announced the world’s first Thunderbolt Display, which basically combines a monitor with a docking station for Mac notebook. Using the Thunderbolt I/O Technology, you can connect a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac to the display with a single cable, and the Mac is then able to use display’s FaceTime camera, high quality audio, and Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt ports. There is even a MagSafe connector for charging MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.
The Thunderbolt Display is designed specifically for Mac notebooks, featuring an elegant, thin, aluminum and glass enclosure. The 27-ich display utilizes IPS LCD panel with a 178-degree viewing angle and features 2560×1440 resolution, 375cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio. It sports built-in 2.1 speaker system, built-in FaceTime HD camera with microphone, three USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 port, Gigabit Ethernet port, Thunderbolt port and Kensington security slot. It also includes an ambient light sensor which automatically adjusts the display brightness based on external lighting conditions and uses only as much energy as necessary to provide an optimum viewing experience.
The Apple Thunderbolt Display is priced at $999.