With the introduction of the Macbook Air and later the Unibody MacBook family, Apple introduced their first desktop display to use both the brand new Mini DisplayPort connector, but also an LED backlit screen. Intended exclusively for use with the MacBook family, the 24" LED Cinema Display had built-in speakers, an integrated self-powered USB hub and iSight camera with microphone, and a special cable supplying MagSafe power to the laptop, with a USB and Mini DisplayPort connector. It supported 1920x1200 resolution and retailed for US$899.00. In 2010, display size was boosted to 27" and resolution was boosted to 2560x1440. In 2011 this display was rebadged as Apple Thunderbolt Display, and its connector was changed to Thunderbolt. While the non-Thunderbolt model can still be purchased for older Macs, the 27" is Apple's only external display size as of 2012.
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