• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well.

    Just got this altho i saw some of the negative reviews. I have it hooked up to a IPS 2560 by 1440 monitor and my macbook pro 2010 model. Works fine, works from sleep and i have yet to see any issues. I'm happy with it

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cr@p

    Makes my macbook pro freeze up randomly... very annoying and expensive.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy it if you have an Apple Cinema Display 30 ¨

    Does not work with an Apple Cinema Display 30¨ and a macbook air summer 2012. When time passes, appear blinking dotted lines, and are unbearable to behold. It is unfortunate that Apple did not check their Apple products before selling something.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete garbage.

    The worst adapter I have ever had the displeasure of using. Sleep->Resume usually results in digital snow, sometimes the display randomly cuts out while being used. It's a rampant problem with these adapters with no fix in sight from Apple. Do not buy!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Mac Mini and Hazro HZ27WB

    I bought this to link a brand new Mac Mini to a Hazro HZ27WB display. Unfortunately, it didn't work.

    The failure mode was bizarre: the display would work perfectly for three or four seconds then blank for three or four seconds before coming back. Over and over again.

    I tried a second one, but that had exactly the same problem. Apple support said it would take them four working days to come up with any kind of suggestion as to how to proceed.

    I couldn't wait. I'm returning the adapter. And the Mac Mini. Try harder, Apple.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent freezing and statatic

    I have used this with both a Dell 2407WFP-HC and a Benq Q24W5. Roughly 33% of the time, upon waking the MBP from sleep the external screen is covered with coloured noise. Even worse, once in a while (maybe 1 out of 10 times), while unplugging and plugging the adapter back in the entire system locks up with the blue "I'm examining the displays" screen. Only get the Dual-Link adapter if you *really* need it. Get a single-link (or HDMI or regular display port) adapter if at all possible.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great - Some tuning Required

    I just upgraded my PC to a MSI 7970 Video card and discovered to my dismay that it required a Dual DVI to Mini DP Adapter to push 2560x1600 resolutions to my sweet sweet 30 inch monitor. After reading the problems on these forums, I still felt that the device should work as advertised, so I gave it a shot.

    To my dismay, while it worked perfectly I do experience the distorted screen as many people have reported.

    However, after giving it some thought, and watching it's behavior for some time, I realized that the distortion only occurred everytime I left the room for extended periods. The only thing that kicks in at that time (Over an hour) was my power saving mode for the screen. Since turning off Power saving mode, i'm no longer experiencing the screen distortions as reported on these forums.

    Great Product, though it is quite expensive for a simple adapter.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    replaced adapter to solve flicker issues

    I had all kinds of sporadic flicker and static issues with this adapter on a 2009 mac mini. Couldn't isolate the problem. Everything cleared up when the apple store replaced the adapter.

    93 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Static / Snow on the display!

    Every second time I use this device, it presents with heavy snow and static. As I am using the USB pass-through for my time machine, I have to eject the drive, unplug the adapter and plug it back in again.

    Awful product.

    If you have an alternative. USE IT!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    missing pins

    Will not accept all cables/adapters. Is missing holes for some pins. Attempting to plug a DVI cable too forcefully may damage your cable. FAIL

    21 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works BUT

    I find it works perfectly on my Samsung SA850 from my MacBook AIr 2012. Only problem is when I reboot it goes fuzzy and needs plugged in/out to fix it - if left to sleep not an issue.

    Full resolution is possible on the SA850 with it. It works great. Very nice on this screen. I think this display for half the price of a cinema display is a much better deal.

    £70 is actually cheap stop moaning at Apple! They are probably selling this at cost. The third party ones out there are over £130. But I suspect they work on non apple monitors much better. I may try to source one of them but if you are stuck remember they exists and to go looking for them!

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Dell 3007 monitor

    Others have expressed concerns about it not working with a Dell 3007 monitor and a macbook pro with retina display.

    All that was necessary to make it work was to hold down the option key when I selected Scaling for the Dell display. This gave me the choice for the full resolution, and it's beautiful.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Expected

    With all of the poor reviews here, I was a bit hesitant to purchase one of these, but figured that I could always return it if there were any initial problems.

    I am using it to connect my MacBook Pro with Retina Display to a 27", 2560x1440 resolution auria monitor and it's worked flawlessly. It sleeps/wakes properly and works after disconnecting and reconnecting when I take the MacBook with me.

    As you would expect, you must be using a Dual-Link DVI cable to connect the adapter to the monitor or you will not get the full resolution that you're after. Other than that, it should, as Apple says, "Just work!", which it did for me.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for 30" Samsung Syncmaster

    I have been using the $99 dual-link adapter for about 8 hours, and all is well. The price is rather painful, but as long as it works, I won't whine too much.

    I wish I didn't have to contact my local Apple store to figure out that I needed this product. It would have been nice for this info to be more apparent for us large-display users.

    After making the connection, I rebooted my system. Strangely, it took a few minutes to boot my new Mini Mac. For the three previous days I had been using the new Mini (tolerating the fuzzy/jaggy screen image), booting had been swift. So the long boot-time had me fearing the new connection wasn't going to work. Big sigh of relief when it did!

    To reiterate what others have posted here: This review is for the special DUAL (meaning two connections) link adapter. In my case, it takes the DVI and USB connections off my Syncmaster display and converts them into thunderbolt and USB connections for the Mac Mini.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this adaptor

    This adaptor isn't working on either a 2009 13 in MBP or a 2011 13 in MBP connecting to a 27 inch 1440p screen. From both laptops, only flickering green static is displayed. Very disappointed. Not good enough, apple! For a AUD$119 adaptor, this is appalling.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just so so

    sometimes, display perfect when connected with mac mini (2010) and HP LP3065,BUT randomly desktop dispeare.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    £70? Seriously?

    Terrible offering from Apple. Useable, but only just. I haven't tried this on an Apple 30" display, I have a Dell 3007WFP. I get lots of flickering pixels/noise, very noticeable on dark screens. And sometimes the display just blacks out for a second before coming back. Or it needs to be unplugged then plugged back in.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works

    Not sure why all the negative reviews. I would assume human error.

    Bought this to run my 2560x1440 monitor with my 2011 MBP and it works flawlessly. It just worked.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this product

    I should have listen to the negative reviews here. Its really not very good. I have a Dell UltraSharp 27" monitor, and as others report, yes it does sometimes give a picture full of snow when first connected. You then need to re-connect it a few times to clear up the picture. But even then, the quality is far inferior to my Windows or Linux box when connected to the same monitor.

    I just got my first mac, in the form of a macbook air. And am surprise of the lack of quality from a brand which are supposed to pride it self in creating quality products.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor display quality

    I tried to use this to connect a Mac Mini to a 30" monitor. There was a lot of flicker. Also, quite weird was that there were horizontal "ghost lines "projecting outwards from the edge of the windows.

    A rather poor performing product, especially given the price!

    43 of 43 people found this useful