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Thread: Thunderbolt monitor

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    NW Montana

    Default Thunderbolt monitor

    My neighbor was asking me what a 999 dollar TB Monitor would do or look like off his new Mac mini. He's cheap I can't see him doing this but he was semi serious.

    I told him he'd of been better off putting 16GB RAM and a Fusion or SSD into the new Mac mini.

    I said I really don't think for his/my type of computer use... email, internet surfing, he does watch/stream some TV via Hulu, youtube video etc. I said it'd be clearer but enough to even notice?

    He does nothing that requires fast moving screens such as a big 3D gaming or such.

    So is that right or not. What would a Thunderbolt monitor do for a casual user.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Virginia... where one Democrat CAN make a difference


    well it's a....

    firewire hub
    USB hub
    Not just a network hub but a whole 'nother network
    Audio port
    mic port
    thunderbolt repeater
    has an iSight
    has a large and fantastic screen

    and most importantly it is overflowing with concentrated smug.

    If he uses any of this it might be worth it.

    I use all of these things and to put together all the separate pieces to get all this done would have cost more $ and been a lessor screen when I bought mine

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006


    When ever I start thinking about a Mac Mini and a TB display . . . . . I think 27" iMac. Refurbished of course.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    on the landline, Mr. Smith


    It also has a built in mag safe charger for a MBP. Great all around.....but a mini user would likely get no great benefit other than the great display.

    I would vote for any 27" iMac, especially a last year close out or refurb. I see a 27" refurb for $1489 right now.
    "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." -- Jef Raskin

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