Apple MC914B Thunderbolt Display Quad HD LED Monitor for Mac, 27"

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The Apple MC914B LED Monitor with built-in Thunderbolt technology (the fastest, most flexible I/O ever) can do things other displays simply can’t. As well as delivering a brilliant viewing experience it’ll also connect to any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac and it becomes a plug-and-play hub for everything you do. Featuring a high-resolution, 2560x1440 LED-backlit display, a FaceTime HD camera, high-quality audio, three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 800 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a Thunderbolt port for daisy-chaining additional high-performance devices, the MC914B is the must have monitor for Mac users.

Key benefits:


  • With just one cable, you can connect any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac and get 27 inches of high-resolution screen space, high-quality audio, a FaceTime HD camera, FireWire 800 and Gigabit Ethernet ports — and a Thunderbolt port you can use to daisy-chain additional high-performance peripherals such as hard drives and video capture devices.

  • Thunderbolt I/O technology lets you move your data between your devices and your computer with unprecedented speed. With two channels of 10-Gbps throughput in both directions, it’s up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800. And it allows you to connect as many as six devices through a single, compact port!

  • The Thunderbolt Display includes a MagSafe connector that’ll power or charge your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air if needed. The connector sits on your desk, ready and waiting for save the day.

  • The MC914B has a display for a panoramic viewing experience unlike any other. This huge 27-inch glossy widescreen display features a cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio and an astonishing 2560x1440 resolution.

  • Unlike most conventional displays that take time to warm up before they reach maximum brightness, an LED-backlit display is instantly on and uniformly bright. LED backlighting also gives you greater control over screen brightness - so you can tune the Thunderbolt Display to suit the ambient light in even the dimmest room.

  • With the built-in FaceTime HD camera and microphone, you can connect your Mac desktop or notebook — open or closed — and make HD video calls, or take a few snapshots using Photo Booth.

3D Ready
Built-in Speakers
Built-in 2.1 49W speaker system
H49.1 x W65 x D20.7mm (including stand)
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Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
Three powered USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 port, Gigabit Ethernet port, Thunderbolt port, Kensington security slot
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
2560 x 1440 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
Table Top Stand
Touch Screen


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Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does exactly what it says on the tin... Nice and easy to set up. It's exactly what was required after a year and a half working off a 13inch laptop! 07 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth the expense. There are good screens of this size for less money. The USP of this one, of course, is Thunderbolt. If you have a Mac with a Thunderbolt interface this works wonderfully well. A single cable carries the displayport connection and supports replication of Firewire, USB and Thunderbolt ports on the back of the display. As usual Apple have come up with a very neat and clever design. The quality of the display itself is excellent; the huge size is good for productivity but the great colour quality and wide viewing angles make it good for watching movies as well. It is at its best with Lion, full screen applications look superb . Aperture, for example, is a joy to use on this screen... plenty of room to keep everything at hand and a good view of the image with dense blacks and colour at least accurate enough for a keen amateur. The internal loudspeakers are reasonable but not great. The only real negative is the lack of height or rotational adjustability, sacrificed in favour of the sleek cosmetics; that being said, for me at least it is at a perfect height when standing on a small platform on my desk under which sits my MacBook Pro. If you have a recent Mac, the way this integrates so elegantly with it seems well worth the "Apple Premium". 23 November 2011
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