27-in Apple Display difference ?

micb1

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Sep 18, 2008
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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.
 

JeffiJers

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Sep 12, 2012
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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.
 

micb1

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Sep 18, 2008
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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.
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
 

SVT Amateur

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Dec 22, 2006
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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.
 

durhamj

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Nov 22, 2008
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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 ??
 

tomaseriksson

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