• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just fine

    • Written by from croton on hudson

    We use this to connect our MaCBook Pro's to a Toshiba TDP-T99 projector without any issues. What more could you ask for?

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Threaded holes too deep

    • Written by from Newport Beach

    The adapter works just fine. I have used it to connect to several different projectors and have not had any problems. The only complaint I have is the threads meant to secure the adapter are set in too deep. None of the VGA cords I have tried have a long enough screws to reach into the adapter for a secure connection. Most of the time the fit between the VGA cord and the adapter is snug enough not to fall out but it would be nice if you could secure them better, especially if it were to be a more permanent installation.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    • Written by from San Diego

    I agree with previous users that the design of this adapter prevents a good connection when using a MacBook Pro for presentations. I have had three talks now where the slides looked awful. This is the largely the same PPT talk that I have given previously on my old MB Pro laptop, where I never had this problem.

    I hope Apple can fix this soon.

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's that piece of cr..?

    • Written by

    Sorry for the bad language but what the heck is wrong with you? I just bought the adapter online and just received it, even my pinkie finger is longer than that, what's up with that? You can't imagine to go nowhere with that, 40$ for a piece of cr.. that's ridiculous. So now I gotta buy another VGA cable because your freaking adapter won't go to my TV...What's up with you guys? I loved you because your Macs are way better than PC but your freaking accessories are way too expensive for their value...

    73 of 121 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, Overpriced

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Does the job. Too expensive (but it's not like I had a choice).

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Arlington

    Physically, the design of this adapter barely allows you to get a good solid connection to a VGA cable. Apple was too concerned with making it pretty and the flush surface just gets in the way. It does NOT work at all with my Samsung plasma HDTV, and when connected to my smaller Toshiba 720p TV, the picture periodically drops for a second or two every several minutes. This new Mini DisplayPort they stuck us with on the new MBP's is just a FAIL all around from everything I read.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A little expensive but works as expected

    • Written by from Pelham

    Almost $30.00 seems a little high, but cheaper than a new monitor and dual screen desktops are the way to go.
    I wish the lead on the adapter was a bit longer say 2 inches, with all the plugs on the left side of the aluminum MacBook, its a little cramped getting all the cables to fit nicely without a big rats nest of cables coming out the side of the MacBook.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from bluemont

    This is completely useless equipment. I opened this, plugged it in, and the computer is incapable of detecting my 24inch VG2030 monitor. Older Macbooks work just fine. If you own a new Macbook pro, chances are you can't use your VGA monitor. This is merely another attempt by apple to force us to buy THEIR products and not use our own.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Samsung SyncMaster 940MW monitor

    • Written by from Suffolk

    No matter what resolution I try, the SyncMaster ignores the MacBook Pro. Like the other reviewers, I guess I'll have to try DVI. This is a 19" 1440x900 monitor which had no problems with the older Macbook and Powerbook.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy system

    • Written by from Belmont

    Doesn't work with most LCD projectors.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ft Walton Beach

    I am a new Mac User and am getting extremely frustrated with the workaround I had to do in order to show a display on my Sony Tv. Luckily being an engineer I was able to figure out how to get it working in two hours... but it is only a temporary fix, as soon as I unplug it it wont work again.

    When I first plugged my Macbook Pro (Late 2011 Lion 10.7.2) into my 40" Sony TV (KDL-40SL150) via VGA it wouldn't connect for some reason. I know it wasnt the VGA cable, as I had directly unplugged it from my desktop. I also know ti wasnt my Mini DisplayPort to VGA as I tested it on a Samsung SyncMaster 204BW and it worked immediately. After banging my head against the wall I found that if I mirrored the display, unplugged it from the monitor into my tv, and selected the correct resolution 1280x960 @60Hz that it would show up on my Sony TV. But every time I clicked the box to turn off Mirroring it stopped functioning. I found that I had to show displays in the menu bar and then after I unclicked Mirror Displays I could go up to the monitor and return the resolution to 1280x960.

    This FINALLY got it to work. Unfortunately every time I reset/close my computer I would have to redo this nonsensical process.

    It is obvious that the Macbook CAN display to my TV, but it wont. Is there a program where I can set it up, and then save teh settings so I just have to click a button to get it all working? Is there a way to Force Detect? This is crazy!

    Also the strange thing is I went to the Hardware Settings for the Display and it showed the following:

    Intel HD Graphics 3000:

    Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000

    Type: GPU

    Bus: Built-In

    VRAM (Total): 384 MB

    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

    Device ID: 0x0126

    Revision ID: 0x0009


    Color LCD:

    Resolution: 1280 x 800

    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

    Main Display: Yes

    Mirror: Off <----- IT IS MIRRIRORD

    Online: Yes

    Built-In: Yes

    Display Connector:

    Why is there nothing for the display connector?

    I looked in the Thunderbolt section and it says no device is connected... this is nonsense!


    Status: No devices connected

    Link Status: 7

    Port Micro Firmware Version: 2.1.1

    Please give me a work around for this. How can I manually set resolution to 1080? How can I save the monitor configuration so I dont have to do this every time?

    The only reason this works is because it thinks my TV is my SyncMaster monitor! Ridiculous!!! Is this some plot to get us to by Thunderbolt Displays???

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works just fine ...

    • Written by from Oshawa

    Not sure why all these negative reviews about that adapter. For me it worked fine both on a projector or a large LCD TV. There's one tip to get it to work on a TV which is to buy male/male VGA cable ($7-8) to hoke it to the adapter on one side and the TV on the other side. I'm happy with purchase.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lakefield

    Works great for all of the presentations I do at school. No fail yet, even after 200 presentations. If you want HD, buy the dvi, it's what I use for my television, and it's much nicer (Can do 1080p) and it's cheaper.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced accesory that is very useful.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I recently bought the Adapter at the Apple Store after waiting in line for around 20 minutes. This adapter was around $40 with tax which is outrageous considering its size. The adapter worked almost perfectly on first boot-up except for two exceptions:

    1. I couldn't type on either monitor on they first try. Once I rebooted I could type again.

    2. The colour is off even though I calibrated.

    In conclusion, the adapter was not worth the money that I put into it but will be EXTREMELY useful in the future.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but insecure

    • Written by from Midlothian

    The adapter works perfectly, just as you'd expect. The only problem is that the screws on my VGA cord don't stay into the adapter. I don't know why (misaligned holes? too deep?), but it's a definite issue. As long as the adapter rests on a surface and there's no force pulling on it, it's fine.

    Of course, you could always use tape.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Theodore

    This item works just like the description says it works. Every time I connect an external monitor or projector, it works. I've never lost a connection or anything.

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly fine for me.

    • Written by from Arlington

    No issues. Plugged everything in and i worked. No loose connections or trouble that everyone else seems to have mentioned. Very secure. I use it every day to dock my MBP to a Dell LCD.

    My only compaint that the adapter is even needed. Apple, I like you a lot, but play nicer with other manufactuers. Use more common technologies.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very dissapointed

    • Written by from Fairbanks

    I just bought a brand new mac book with this adapter hoping that I would be able to hook it up to the 23 inch samsung syncmaster 2333HD display I got for Christmas. The computer seems to acknowledge the monitor, having the correct name on the window when I hit "detect display" but the display will only read "check signal cable" the display works with other computers and even the vga adapter on my 2005 ibook. The macbook adapter works with my old crt external but not with this new display. This seems to be something of a trend based on the other reviews and I am very dissapointed. I'm going to try and see if the dvi adapter works but still, very disappointing. This is unacceptable.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it zero stars I would

    • Written by from Seattle

    Same problem as the others. Just flat-out DOES NOT WORK on Samsung TVs.

    Gives me immense confidence, by the way, that the Dual-DVI adapter will work when it comes out 12 weeks late. NOT.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    monitor keeps re-syncing

    • Written by from san francisco

    $29 is of course too much to pay for a video dongle.

    on top of that, my monitor right now always keeps re-syncing (blanking out and then realizing that yes, it does have input). it could just be this monitor model (samsung syncmaster 216bw), but definitely does it on several different ones around the office.

    i'm hoping that when the dvi one comes in the mail that it'll stop the constant blanking.

    28 of 32 people found this useful