• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB3 Please

    I'd love to use this as a mini dock for my Macbook Air. I can put my Air in the stand, plug in power, usb3, display and have all of my USB devices and monitors attached via this adapter and a usb3 hub.

    (this would suffice until the thunderbolt docks are released...)

    70 of 73 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gives static/snow when waking from sleep mode

    I decided to buy this adapter due to the fact that they updated its firmware to 1.03. Turns out it didn't fix anything. It still gives a static/snow distortion to the external display when waking up your computer from sleep mode.

    27 of 31 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my hp LP3065 30" monitor

    Plugged this adapter into the back of my iMac 27" and then to a DVI-D dual cable (purchased from Radio Shack), which I then plugged into one of the three DVI-D on the back of my hp LP3065 30" monitor and it worked immediately! In fact, my 30" monitor is higher resolution then the iMac monitor, which I'm sharing between two different computers (iMac and Microsoft Vista). Note: make sure you buy a DVI-D dual cable.

    One small quirk: because my hp monitor is higher resolution then the iMac, if I extend a window on the hp monitor to greater resolution then the iMac, I can't move the window back to the iMac.

    35 of 36 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix issues

    If you're hooking up to a Dell 3007WFPHC monitor with the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, and failing to get the monitor's full resolution. Simply hold the Option key while clicking on the Scaled radio button in the Display settings.

    Strange work around, but returns the full capabilities to your monitor.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work Connecting Apple 30" Cinema HD Display to MBP-Retina

    Before I bought my new MBP-Retina I was assured by both Apple Tech Support and the retailer that I could connect my cherished 30" Apple Cinema Display via the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter. Not so. Unable to detect the display through system preferences. It just doesn't work.

    110 of 119 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Bought this for my 30 inch Cinema Display and 2011 MBP and it works great at 2560x1600. I am also using a video switch for when I need to use my PC for gaming and I am very happy with it.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with my HP LP3065

    New MacBook Retina and this display adapter don't work for my HP LP3065. The MacBook never see the display. The display works fine plugged into the same DL DVI cable plugged into a Mac Pro so it isn't the monitor or the DVI cable. The MBP or the adapter are the issue,

    48 of 49 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly

    hooked up my 2006 30" Apple Cinema Display with this adapter to my 2009 MBP and it works perfectly. The display has the pin connector, usb and FW400 and of course the adapter just has the pin connector and usb... BUT... letting the FW400 dangle with no connection, it worked perfectly. Very happy I got this, as my Mac Pro is already surpassed by the MBP I have, and the 2012 version on order.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Got it working, but no thanks to Apple

    Bought this to use my old Dell 3007WFP monitor with the new Retina Macbook Pro. On initial hookup the display was only detected in 1280x800 mode. The full 2560x1600 resolution was not available as an option. A call to Apple support was less than helpful with the end result of the support person giving up because it wasn't Apple monitor. She was also unwilling to escalate the call, or to put in a request for an engineer to look into it. A terrible experience, and it really tarnishes Apple's reputation in my mind.

    I was able to confirm the adapter works by testing on the old MacPro, so I was pretty sure it wasn't actually a hardware issue. Many hours later I did find a solution to let the laptop use the full resolution. It involved using the SwitchResX app, which you can find using google. It's still not a perfect solution since it costs a few bucks, and the solution doesn't use the Macs built in UI. But it does save me a grand for a replacement monitor. As a side result SwitchResX lets you use the full resolution of the Macbook Retina display. So now you can have a bigger desktop than the 30" display crammed into a 15" display. Get out your reading glasses.

    I am hopeful Apple will fix this with a patch to Lion, but given that the support staff refused to bring it to the attention of the developers I probably shouldn't be.

    76 of 81 people found this useful