Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

  • Overview

    Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adaptor. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.

    Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adaptor to connect your Mac to a 30-inch display that includes a DVI connector, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display HD, and enjoy the ultimate widescreen canvas with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels.

    System Requirements

    Mac OS X v.10.5.6 or later

    Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports

    Mini DisplayPort

  • 3.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      NEC 3090WQXi works

      Took the plunge to see if it would work with my new monitor and therefore if I needed a new graphics card in order to run two of them (as it connects with a dua Took the plunge to see if it would work with my new monitor and therefore if I needed a new graphics card in order to run two of them (as it connects with a dual link dvi). I'm relieved to report that it works perfectly. Still it's less than ideal that it seems to be a lottery if your monitor will work with this adapter. I have listed my spec below, hope this helps someone. Mac Pro (MacPro4,1 / 2009) - Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2 x 2.93 GHz ATI Radeon HD 4870 - 512MB NEC 3090WQXi Monitor

      • Written by Stewart C from Perth

      10 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?NEC 3090WQXi works

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works perfectly with Mini / Air + Dell WFP3007

      I was reluctant to buy this given some of the reviews, but I've been using for a while to connect my late 2010 Mac Mini to an old Dell WFP3007. No fuzziness or I was reluctant to buy this given some of the reviews, but I've been using for a while to connect my late 2010 Mac Mini to an old Dell WFP3007. No fuzziness or noise at all, and it's nice to finally have my old monitor back. ;) Also tested with my MacBook Air and it's just as faultless.

      • Written by Wayne K from Plymouth

      6 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works perfectly with Mini / Air + Dell WFP3007

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works fine on Dell 3007 and latest MBA

      I've had very few problems with this running my Dell 3007 monitor. I also run 2 other screens via display link (so 3 external including this one). A lot of I've had very few problems with this running my Dell 3007 monitor. I also run 2 other screens via display link (so 3 external including this one). A lot of people complain about the cost of these, but if you look at the market place and other manufacturers prices, the apple cost of one of these is actually OK. As the signal conversion between dual link DVI-D and mini DP is not straightforward, there is a chip inside these that has to convert the image, and if running at 2560*1600 at 60Hz, that is 245,760,000 pixels per second it has to do - hence the power requirement of USB and the cost.

      • Written by Nigel A from READING

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works fine on Dell 3007 and latest MBA

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      144Hz White spot display problem

      I have BenQ 2430T. I use Dual-Link DVI Adapter. when I change to 120Hz, the display is ok. but When I change to 144Hz, there are too many white spot on Display. I have BenQ 2430T. I use Dual-Link DVI Adapter. when I change to 120Hz, the display is ok. but When I change to 144Hz, there are too many white spot on Display. How can I solve this problem. But when I change to 144hz in WIndow7(bootcamp), it's ok. not ok in osx.....

      • Written by July H from Newtork

      Is this review useful?144Hz White spot display problem

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Frequent problems with display interference

      This is very typical of Apple to ignore lots of long standing problems choosing instead to just rush out yearly OS and iOS "updates" meanwhile leaving users wit This is very typical of Apple to ignore lots of long standing problems choosing instead to just rush out yearly OS and iOS "updates" meanwhile leaving users with real problems that never get fixed. I use a 30in ACD with 2013 MacBook Pro* and in use, the image quality of the Cinema Display degrades during use (normally after a couple of hours) and the only remedy is to unplug the display adapter from the Mac and re-insert. Sometimes it takes a couple of attempts. The problem still occurs (although less frequently) when the MacBook is connected to mains power. *Apple have a very different meaning to the word "Professional" than I do - I need my equipment to work properly and reliably throughout an entire working day.

      • Written by Stephen D from Wirral

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Frequent problems with display interference

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Working well with a 3rd party monitor (Hazro HZ27WC)

      I initially had issues with the well known interference (intermittent colour distortion and artefacts etc) which was pretty unusable. I was using a cheap DVI d I initially had issues with the well known interference (intermittent colour distortion and artefacts etc) which was pretty unusable. I was using a cheap DVI dual link cable that I had bought 6 years ago. So I bought a startech branded DVI dual link cable (£8) and now I have no issues at all, working perfectly. My monitor is a Hazro HZ27WC, with a late 2013 Macbook Pro 15". By the way, the same old cable I had works fine when connected to my PC with the same monitor, but doesn't work with the Apple adapter. My guess is that Apple's adapter has different and stricter time constraints on the digital signals perhaps and therefore requires a decent quality cable. So my advice is, don't listen to the people complaining about the adapter. Just try is with a decent quality DVI cable for yourself. When I say decent quality DVI cable, I don't mean spending £50 on one, you should be able to get one for under £15 online.

      • Written by Kalhana C from Sheffield

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Working well with a 3rd party monitor (Hazro HZ27WC)

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