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Apple Thunderbolt Display Ripped Apart by iFixit

Apple’s newly launched Thunderbolt Display has been picked apart by iFixit to reveal what is inside the LCD screen.

iFixit claims that the device was easy to dissemble and could be done using the most basic tools without delving into the fancy ones.

The iFixit team found a LG display model number model number LM270WQ1 inside, which is the same one as the one used in the iMac 27 inch model which was released in October 2009. It also the same model found in the Dell UltraSharp U2711 27-inch monitor. However, Apple’s LG display uses LED backlights.

The display comes with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels and has a response time of 12ms and 16.7 million colours.

Apple has had the Thunderbolt display fitted with a large brushless fan which keeps the display cool.

“Interestingly enough, the Thunderbolt cable that routes into the display also plugs into a standard Thunderbolt socket on the logic board. Apple could have just soldered the cable wires to the board, but instead chose to implement a cover that prevents the cable from being detached from the logic board's Thunderbolt socket,” iFixit noted.

[Image courtesy: iFixit (opens in new tab)]

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.