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Apple launches its first Thunderbolt display

Apple today announced the launch of the Thunderbolt Display, the first monitor compatible with Intel's high-speed interface, also functioning as a great distribution station for laptops.

Apple Thunderbolt Display

The 27-inch monitor connects to Macs with a single Thunderbolt cable and features a FaceTime HD camera, quality audio and Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt ports. It also offers a MagSafe connector, for recharging MacBooks Air and Pro.

Apple Thunderbolt Display is the best docking station for your Mac notebook, said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing. With just one cable, users can use their new monitor to connect to high-performance peripherals, network connections and audio devices.

The Thunderbolt Display maintains a 16: 9 aspect ratio and IPS technology, with a 178-degree viewing angle. It also has a built-in ambient light sensor, which adjusts the screen brightness according to the external conditions.

The new Apple monitor will be available within 60 days, for $ 1,000 in the United States. In Brazil the shipping forecast is 6-8 weeks, and it costs R $ 3,600.