2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2012 1:55 AM by Retired Engineer
Starfish229 Level 1 Level 1

I'm searching for a new computer. Confused about the Thunderbolt Monitor. It will not connect to iPads will it connect to 2008 and 2012 models? How does this work and what is the benefits of this monitor? Was going to get a desk top and noticed the Thunderbolt monitor. Please give me some information regarding this item.


And why won't the iPad connect to this monitor.

  • Jon P D Level 4 Level 4

    The Thunderbolt monitor will connect to the 2012 MacBook Air but not the 2008 model as this one does not have a Thunderbolt port.


    The benefits of the monitor are just a bigger screen with more real estate (screen space - there is actually more room for things on the screen, it's not just a stretched version of the MacBook Air screen). It also will charge your MacBook Air when the Air is docked and you are able to use it with your MacBook in 'clamshell' mode which means you can keep the MacBook closed if you have an external mouse/trackpad and keyboard to use.

  • Retired Engineer Level 4 Level 4

    Starfish229 wrote:


    And why won't the iPad connect to this monitor.

    The iPAD doesn't have a Thunderbolt port.