An Apple display that uses Thunderbolt connectivity with newer Macs. Sold as a 27" display with a resolution of 2560x1440, and includes a FaceTime HD camera, microphone, and speakers.

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Connect Apple Thunderbolt to Lenovo T420s

I have an Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch, Part MC914LL/A and I'd like to know if there is a way I could connect it to my Lenovo T420s ThinkPad.
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Mac Pro with Thunderbolt Display 30 meters away

We want to position a Thunderbolt Display (2015 model) 30 meters away from a Mac Pro (2015 model). Questions regarding this setup: What cable do we need to connect these two? I have seen ...
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2.5 GHz Core i7 with OS X 10.9.5 from March 2014. I teach in an Adobe classroom every week, and have never had the following problem until last night after I downloaded ...
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'True' Thunderbolt to DisplayPort or DVI cable?

Is there a native Thunderbolt to DisplayPort or DVI cable? I understand that Thunderbolt is downwards-compatible to Mini DisplayPort, however I'm looking for an adapter cable using the Thunderbolt ...
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Two 4K displays on 2015 MacBook Pro 15" and ordering of Thunderbolt devices

Using a 2015 15" MBP Retina, maxed out, what's the best source of information on ordering of Thunderbolt devices relative to a cinema display? 4K screen, and 3 Thunderbolt drives? With the Cinema ...
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Playstation 4 on a Thunderbolt display?

Is there any way at all that I could connect a Playstation 4 to a Thunderbolt display?
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USB 3 HDD on Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have an Apple Thunderbolt display and really love it - only that the USB ports are only USB 2! I have read this question, but is there any new development on connecting a USB 3 drive to a ...
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Does anyone have a Thunderbolt Display connected to a desktop PC?

I am building a desktop designed to run Linux (Ubuntu). I want to save money by using the two Apple Thunderbolt Displays I already own. I have not had much success finding a straight forward answer to ...
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mid-2014 rMBP multiple monitors

I have a mid-2014 MBP retina with the Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB GPU running Yosemite. Current setup: 1x 27" Thunderbolt Display 1x 27" Cinema Display I went to connect another non-Apple monitor to ...
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Higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display

I noticed today a higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display from my Macbook Pro (early 2011) on OS X Yosemite. Although the CPU usage is not very high (15 - 20%), it ...
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Thunderbolt displays

Besides the thunderbolt displays by Apple, are there any other monitor manufacturers that make monitors with thunderbolt interfaces? I could only find the Apple thunderbolt displays and 1-2 models ...
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Thunderbolt / non-Thunderbolt compatability

Has anyone yet created an adapter (cable/dock) to allow non-Thunderbolt equipped PC laptops to output to a Thunderbolt display? My user does 3D video editing on a high-end Dell Win. 7 laptop and also ...
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Fonts on external display (4k TV) look awful, sub pixel font smoothing gone haywire?

I have an LG 42UB820V 4K IPS TV - 3840 x 2160 @ 60hz which I connected via an active mini display port to HDMI converter to use with my Mac Mini (HD4000) at 3840 x 2160 @ 30hz. Everything works fine ...
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Triple-non-thunderbolt-display iMac — would this work?

Consider the following: I have a 21.5" (Mid 2011) iMac with a single Thunderbolt port that supports "two Thunderbolt displays". This means normally you would daisy-chain one thunderbolt display to ...
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Should I buy a new 27“ Thunderbolt Display or a 27” 2013 iMac?

I'm starting out as a web designer and developer and it's time to invest in a larger second display for my work. I currently have a 2013 Macbook Pro. Apple haven't updated the Thunderbolt Display ...
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Turn on and off MacBook Pro Retina connected to a Thunderbolt Display monitor

I would like to know if there is a way to turn on and off a Macbook Pro Retina connected to a Thunderbolt Display monitor when it is closed. Should I open my MacBook Pro Retina each time I need to ...
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How to connect a USB-C-based MacBook to a Thunderbolt display?

Given the new 12" Retina MacBook doesn't have a Thunderbolt and only has a USB-C port, how do I connect it to an existing Thunderbolt display?
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Dire need to make Bootcamp work with Thunderbolt Display

According to this Apple KB article, it's not possible to re-connect a Thunderbolt Display to Windows Bootcamp without restarting the computer. A directly-connected Thunderbolt device that is ...
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Connect 27" display to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I was about to buy a Thunderbolt Display thinking that I'll be able to connect my existing Dell 2713hm to it, so that when I connect the Thunderbolt to my rMBP, everything would just work. But as I ...
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When does the fan in Apple's Thunderbolt Display go on / get noticeable?

When and why might the fan in Apple's Thunderbolt Display become noticeable? I am assuming the display is working correctly and not faulty. I'm "fighting" to have a low noise notebook, so I don't ...
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Display Port to Thunderbolt Display

I have a graphics card that has a standard sized display port(DP). If I purchase a male-to-male display port to mini-display port, will I be able to connect my 27" Thunderbolt display to my PC?
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How can I force focus or fix a blurry and 'washed out' Apple Thunderbolt Display camera?

The built-in camera of my Apply Thunderbolt Display (MC914LL/B 27") is always blurry. Items up close look better, but are still blurry. In fact, everything looks bright and washed out like a bad ...
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How can I get an external display that is mirrored to have a smaller resolution than what I see on my Macbook Pro?

I'm trying to help a sight impaired and somewhat physically impaired person. They have an assistant that uses the Macbook Pro while he watches on an external monitor. The only thing is that for the ...
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Boot Camp only detects two out of three monitors

Setup: brand new MacBook Pro with Retina Display plus two 27" Thunderbolt displays. So, three displays in total, which works like a charm in OS X. Unfortunately, when boot-camping into Windows 8.1, ...
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MBP Display Port to HDMI Splitter to share my screen

I am running two video conferencing systems at once and they don't link together. My thought would be to allow both systems to view my screen. I connected a Mini display port to a powered rockfish ...
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Apple Thunderbolt display not turning on when connected to ASUS Z87 motherboard

I recently purchased custom build PC with Asus Z87 Expert Thunderbolt motherboard, Intel i7-4790K processor, Sapphire R9 270X 2 GB graphics card, etc. It's not working with my Apple Thunderbolt ...
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Mid 2010 MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt display

Is there a way to use Thunderbolt display with mid 2010 MacBook Pro that only has a Mini DisplayPort (i.e. no Thunderbolt)? I understand that Thunderbolt displays are officially supposed to work only ...
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Connecting Two Thunderbolt Displays to a Single MacBook Pro

I'm looking to connect two Thunderbolt displays to a single MacBook Pro. I've seen another thread here which mentioned hubs and display ports, but it seems this can be accomplished natively with the ...
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Do Thunderbolt to Display Port cables exist?

Is there any such cable? I'm trying to connect a monitor with display port connector to a MBA with Thunderbolt port. I know I can use a Display port to Mini-display port cable but I'm wondering if ...
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Can I use two additional Apple Thunderbolt Displays at 60 Hz with my MacBook Pro Mid 2014?

Which is the maximal refreshment rate for two connected Thunderbolt Displays? I want to connect them via Mini-Display-Port to the Thunderbolt Ports of my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014. I want to use the ...
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MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt display - Why do programs always start on the laptop screen?

I have an MBP Retina with a Thunderbolt display. I have them arranged non-mirrored with the thunderbolt display in front of me (bluetooth keyboard) and the laptop to the right. I'm using the TB ...
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Is there a difference between HDMI or Thunderbolt for monitor?

This is my configuration: Samsung S22A300B monitor (with VGA and DVI input) Computer A 2,6GHz Mac Mini from end of 2014 HDMI to DVI cable Thunderbolt to VGA cable Computer B Mac Book (yes, old) ...
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Four Apple Monitors on a Macbook Pro

I have a 15" Mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro and would like to hook additional monitors to it. Ideally, these would be 4x 27" Apple Displays of some sort. I have done a bit of Googling, but information ...
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Thunderbolt display not charging MBP battery

I have a mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays purchased in mid-2014. The MBP sits plugged into one of the Thunderbolt displays almost all the time, unless I'm using it away from my ...
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Thunderbolt display goes black after 10.10.1 update - MBP

TB display and MBP (mid 2012) both go to sleep and cannot wake until hard restart. External monitor will work for a few minutes but eventually will go black along with laptop (laptop was open whole ...
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Acer UHD4K2K not working through Thunderbolt

I have an Acer UHD4k2K monitor hooked up to my Retina Mackbook Pro. I was previously using an HDMI cable (only 30Hz), as that's what came with my monitor. A Thunderbolt cable that's long enough ...
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What is the proper order to boot Macbook with Thunderbolt display?

At work I have a MacBook Pro connected to a 27" Thunderbolt display. I take the MacBook home with me in the evenings. I come into work, plug in the power and Thunderbolt cable, open up the ...
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Will macbook pro mid 2012 gt650m show 2560 resolution on a 4k display?

I have a mid 2012 macbook pro with a GT650M graphics card. From my research I have found that the maximum resolution for this card is 2560 x 1440. I currently run a thunderbolt external display with ...
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Can you chain a USB hub off a USB port on a Thunderbolt display?

I'm considering getting a display with thunderbolt connection, to use as extra screen space and as docking station (on a macbook pro 2012) Right now I'm using a USB hub for all the peripheral devices ...
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Can I use an anti-reflective/anti-dust polymer coating on a mac display?

I find myself constantly wiping down my monitors to get rid of dust, smudges, and fingerprints. I use cloths/wet tissues specialized for LCD monitors (as recommended in all the documentation), but ...
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Target Display between MBP 2011 and iMac 2013 not working

I bought a new thunderbolt cable (0.5m) to use my home iMac 21.5"/Late 2013 as a target display. My work laptop is 15" Early 2011. Both have thunderbolt ports. Command+F2 does nothing on either ...
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Turn off Thunderbolt display in Windows 7 Boot Camp

The Thunderbolt display doesn't have an on/off button, and in OS X I can toggle off the display with control-shift-eject, but how do I toggle it off in Windows 7 Boot Camp?
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Can I use a whiteboard marker to write on my thunderbolt monitor?

I was wondering, since it´s glass, it shouldn´t be a problem, right?
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Macbook Pro (Early 2011) to 2560x1440 monitor?

I'm wondering whether I can connect my MBP to a 2560x1440 monitor and whether anyone else has has any success in doing so.
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How to persist the display arrangement of multiple thunderbolt displays daisy chainded?

My setup is: MacBookAir, OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) and two Thunderbolt displays. It seems that the arrangement of the displays after reconnecting thunderbold or restarting device is rather randomly ...
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How to tie thunderbolt and power together for Macbook retina docking in Thunderbolt display?

When docking my Macbook Pro Retina to a Thunderbolt display I need to plug in two cables (a power cable plug, and a thunderbolt cable). I read in a comment that there might be a simple way of clipping ...
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How to daisy chain 2 Thunderbolt devices on 1 Thunderbolt port? [duplicate]

On an iMac with 1 Thunderbolt port, how to have an external monitor and an external HDD work? I can't use the USB port because it's 2.0, it will be too slow (the external HDD is a SSD). I understand ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display switching between two computers without manually disconnecting the cord?

I have connected mac mini to ATD with the ATD's thunderbolt port on the back side using extra thunderbolt-thunderbolt cord, and I sometimes connect my macbook with the thunderbolt cable from ATD's. ...
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Troubleshooting the USB ports and peripherals on a Thunderbolt display

I use two Thunderbolt displays with my mid-2012 retina MacBook Pro. I keep my iPhone 5 in a dock hooked up to the left Thunderbolt display via USB. On Friday, I noticed that when I went to commute ...
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Mini DVI port male to thunderbolt female [duplicate]

I use the old 2007 white macbook (that works great). There's a thunderbolt display lying idle in our office, and I wish to connect it to my macbook. The macbook has a mini DVI port. I searched online ...