27-in Apple Display difference ?

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

  1. micb1 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    I knew I was confused :)

    Is the new one the cheapest one then ?

    http://www.dabs.com/products/apple-thunderbolt-display-27--16-9-5ms-led-8BN2.html

    http://www.dabs.com/products/apple-27--mc007b-a-12ms-usb-75RL.html?refs=428490000&src=3

    APPLE store says the new one is 12ms...
    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC914B/B/apple-thunderbolt-display-27-inch?fnode=53
     
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  5. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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

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