27-in Apple Display difference ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by micb1, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. micb1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2008
    There seems to be 2 different displays available from Apple.

    The MC007B/A (newest) and the MC914B/B (previous version ?)

    Can anyone help me understand the difference ?

    All I can see is that the oldest is faster (5ms vs 12ms). It also offers thunderbolt instead of miniPort, which I am not confused (which I could...) is not really an issue as thunderbolt will work with any Macs that have either miniPort or ThunderBolt...

    Can anyone see or know about any other differences between the 2 models ?

    I intend to daisy chain monitors. Will the older design with Thunderbolt have any limitations for example...

    If anybody can help that would be great. Thanks.
  2. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    Old one is the acd apple Cinema Display. Uses Mini DisplayPort as connection.

    Current one is tbd Thunderbolt Display. Uses thunderbolt as the connection and monitor is a hub. Has a tb port' usb2, FireWire and Ethernet.
  3. micb1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2008
    I knew I was confused :)

    Is the new one the cheapest one then ?



    APPLE store says the new one is 12ms...
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
  5. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    Both models are 12 ms. One is the Apple Cinema display, the other is the Apple Thunderbolt display. Same exact displays - just different interfaces (and additional ports on the Thunderbolt model). Get the thunderbolt model if you have Macs that have a thunderbolt port - or maybe wait a couple of weeks to see if Apple releases new models.
  6. durhamj macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Mini Disply Port on the Thunderbolt Display

    Speaking of the new 27" Thunderbolt (TB) Display..... . Does anyone know if the the TB connection on the back of these monitors, will act as a mini-display port INPUT if the Built-in Thunderbolt cable is left disconnected ??
  7. tomaseriksson macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2010
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Yes, it works. People have reported that when trouble shooting faulty thunderbolt display units. Why do you ask btw?

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