• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Warned - May Render Your Computer Unusable

    • Written by from Waco

    I ordered this adapter excited at the prospect of using two monitors for my work, putting my graphics software on one screen and my email etc on the other.

    Upon connecting the second monitor, my mouse no longer tracked smoothly. Every second or so it would jump, sometimes only an inch, sometimes clear across the screen. My computer is basically unusable when the second monitor is connected. This is a widespread problem I've found, with no solution except to use the VGA adapter instead. (It's on the apple support forums too.)

    I urge you, if you are interested in using two monitors, stick to the VGA!

    Mac Pro

    29 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You couldn't connect it to DVI-2-VGA adapter

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I'm one of very disappointed users because this DVI adapter does not support DVI-VGA adapter !!!

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless with Apple's other adapters

    • Written by from Richmond

    Missing pin holes means Apple's own DVI to VGA or DVI to component video / s video won't plug in here. None of Apple's mini DVI or HDMI to DVI adapters have all the holes, so NONE of Apple's own DVI to other adapters will hook up. Why, Steve? Thinking different is not good for standard cables. Just like with chargers, and USB cables for iStuff, best best it a non-Apple product for standards based economical operation, IMNSHO.

    33 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with existing DVI adapters

    • Written by from Cedar City

    I got this hoping it would work with my existing DVI adapter for my old Macbook Pro so that I could hook it up to my TV, but no it's like 2 pins short of working. Maybe I should try to return it but it's more trouble than it was worth to buy it.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate it! doesn't work with 30" monitor

    • Written by from Birmingham

    why i hate it:
    1. this doesn't display anything more than 1280x800 on my 30" monitor (2560x1600 native). my 2006 macbook pro had no problem with it.
    2. the one that does work with the 30' monitor costs $100! really?? that's as much as an iPhone 3Gs! why not $35?
    3. when you spend almost $3k for a computer, it should come with at least one adapter. my 2006 macbook pro did. now i have to return this adapter and buy 2 more -- a DVI one that works with my 30" screen and a VGA one for when i give presentations (most lecture halls don't have DVI ports to plug into. so that's $130 on plugs. really? thats almost 1/4 the cost of an iPad.
    4. the plug i need will take up another USB port, which there should be more of anyway.
    5. what is the point of a dainty little video port on the laptop when it requires an adapter to plug into most monitors in the market? it certainly doesn't look slick to have this dual corded adapter hanging off. there was plenty of room for a DVI port on my 2006 macbook pro, they shouldn't have changed the design.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Releasing New Display Plugs

    • Written by from ASTORIA

    Over the years, I have accumulated no less than 4 different breeds of display adapters with 4 different attachment for apple laptops. Every time apple releases another machine, they change the adapter port, and I'm forced to buy another. On top of all that, they now charge $30 for the adapter instead of $20. I'm done paying $30 for a $5 piece of hardware that, frankly, apple should be shipping in the box with their machines. I'd recommend anyone considering buying one these should pick up the $5 alternative (google it).

    130 of 155 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll buy my third one

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Very fragile, I don't even touch it and it breaks. I'm gonna buy my third one cause I really need it for my 13" MB.

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere…

    • Written by from Sutton

    I try not to be negative when giving reviews but I have to in this case to try and stop someone making the same mistake that I did.

    I bought this to connect my new iMac (21.5") to my old monitor so I could extend the iMac display. I tried and tried to get the monitor to work (a LG2000CE which worked fine with my old MacPro) without getting a red hue to the monitor – if I could get a picture at all. I looked at all the possible problems, got another Apple adapter, changed monitors, changed cables, spoke to Applecare engineers and even swapped my iMac for a new one.

    Everyone seemed to think it was a hardware problem on the iMac. Turns out all I needed to do was get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter made by Neet and it worked.
    I thought that using an Apple branded adapter I would be getting the more reliable and more likely to work adapter, how wrong I was.

    Maybe you'll get this to work, obviously some people have, but I didn't.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third Adapter!

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I am fine with this product when it works, but I am on my third adapter, second one in two months. This has been such a frustrating experience. From my experience this product is very unreliable. I am not sure what I am going to do but I can not continue to spend $30 dollars on these poorly made adapters.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? $30 for THIS?

    • Written by from Crystal River

    First of all, I dropped over $2000 on a new Mac Pro with a dual monitor GPU only find out that it doesn't have two DVI ports, but rather one DVI and one "Mini DisplayPort" which meant buying this adapter. So I spend another $30 bucks on this thing, and it works all right- takes a few extra seconds to turn the monitor on, but when I dual boot into windows, the monitor on this adapter drops resolution to 1600x1200 and sometimes doesn't even come on. I've updated all drivers and everything. JUST PUT TWO DVI PORTS ON YOUR GPUs!!!

    54 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dover

    Everything is purple when I connect my Cinema Display to my Mac Pro using the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (but at least I get a picture, which is better than the Dual-Link adaptor.)

    13 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what it claims to be

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Won't work with DVI-I devices. If it is not a universal mini displayport to DVI adapter don't call it such. Educate the people in the store who hand this to me when I say "I need an adapter to hook this up to my DVI monitor". I've wasted an hour an a half on the train to buy it and now need to waste another hour and a half to return it. Huge waste of time and big disappointment.

    42 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It just dies.

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bought an extra one to use at home, and it just died. Do you have a choice if you have a macbook pro? Nope. Buy a new one or fight for a replacement.

    20 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A bad output format, and unqualified technical support

    • Written by from Sherbrooke

    I have recently purchased a apple 30" cinema display and replaced my 2 year old MacbBook Pro by a new one. As always, apple has once again changed (downgraded) the display output format on the MacBook Pro. The technician at the Apple Store sells me this adaptermMini DIV, but it doesn't allow me to use my screen at full resolution. After wasting a few hours trying to fix this problem, I call the Apple tech support. After making a few tests and going through the list of my products, they conclude that it must be a hardware problem with my computer. So I bring my laptop and screen to the AppleStore, the same one that had sold me the DVI adapter. Eventually, a friend told me that I need to purchase a Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, 100$!

    The Apple techniciens that I dealt with are completely incompetent, they sold me the wrong product and didn't even know about the specs of their own product. Perhaps if Apple stopped changing their output formats every year, it would be possible to connect a brand new Apple computer to a brand new Apple display without having to order additional parts at extra cost...

    64 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is NOT a normal DVI connector. This is a DIV-D connector

    • Written by from luling

    Look at the large flat horizontal pin by itself. There should be 4 little pins (2 on each side) of the big flat pin if this were a true full DVI connector. This is NOT. This adapter is missing those 4 little slots for those 4 little pins. This means that this connector will not hook up to any DVI-monitor at all. BE CAREFUL. This is a DVI-D connector which does not carry all the signals of the full DVI spec. Right now I"m looking for a DVI-I to DVI-D connecter and the apple store doesn't offer it. I'm really bummed. I have a several monitors that I want to use my mac book pro with and all have DVI-I outputs on them. But I can't use my macbook pro with them because the adapter they sell.. just won't work. GRRRRR. Apple please give us a full blown connector and call it the correct name so we can find it! I'm a disappointed customer right now. I'm a recent convert from the PC world to mac and so far, except for this exerience I've liked the mac laptop. But I need the big graphic editing external display in order to work properly. I'm finding myself reverting to my old computer instead of my new macbook pro. Frustrated in video land, Kelly

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with MPB 15" i7

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    This adapter does not work with my Samsung T260HD monitor/tv. It blocks the ability for the MBP to detect the monitor. My HDMI to displayport adapter works fine.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    warning--dvi digitial only

    • Written by from Mariposa

    just adding my frustration about the fact that many others have pointed out: the adapter outputs to DVI-D only, making it incompatible with DVI-I components and apple's own DVI to VGA adapter.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible - a 30 year step back in usability

    • Written by from New Rochelle

    For the past 30 years or so, the consumer computing standard was the VGA connector.

    The VGA connector fits securely between the monitor and the computer via pins which form a snug connection, and the user has the option of also using small side screws for a very tight link between devices.

    This mini-display port is a horrible step back.

    I am using this adapter with my Mac Mini, and it is a disaster!

    The adapter has no "click" to it, so the slightest physical disturbance will cause the cable to fall out of the back of the Mac Mini. It is literally just dangling on the back of my Mac.

    Even if you many to not breathe on the cable, the adapter will eventually dislodge, albeit ever so slowly, due to gravity!


    From a company like Apple, which prides itself on design excellence, this device is truly a disappointment.

    Bring back DVI!

    26 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini displayPort Adapter

    • Written by from Rotherham

    I have iMac with Mini displayPort Adapter, which will fit HDMI cable from TV, -but is too short! Is there no longer cable (like 1m) version available so the heavier HDMI could rest on the floor; thus wouldn't contradict the design of the iMac appearance.
    Heavy cable could be a strain on the Port if not causcious.
    Sorry but too short!

    20 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini-Display to DVI on the package. Not DVI-D.

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    Ordered this, got it and it doesn't work with standard DVI. Have to spend more money buying the DVI-D cable. More shenanigans for Apple to make you spend more money on cables etc. Everything was great on MacBook Pro until this Unibody junk..

    27 of 49 people found this useful