• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with my 2010 Macbook Pro...

    I originally purchased a 3rd party adapter which would not work at full (native, 1680x1050) resolution: the text on screen looked fuzzy and blocky. And the ability to display anything at all was intermittent, often just a blank screen. I tried all the 'fixes' I could find online but none worked.

    However, after purchasing an Apple branded adapter, my external display began to function perfectly straight away.

    Hope this helps some of the people out there having problems with 3rd party adapters.

    Only 4 stars due to the excessive price.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    Using this adapter to connect a second display to a Mac Pro. Mac will not recognise the correct resolution for the display.
    An identical display is connected to the DVI port via a VGA>DVI adapter without any problems.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Apple needs to stop using Mini DisplayPort. It's a way to get money without providing anything but more complications. I'm on my second adapter, and it doesn't work with any of my screens/monitors (I have three).

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    It quite simply doesn't work. I invited an International Rugby Referee to give a lecture to 30+ rugby referees and my brand new MacBook Pro failed to get the images to the screen through the projector. What on earth is this about? Some people say it works beautifully. How? This is supposed to be "plug and play". What have I failed to understand?

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what i had hoped for.

    Being a new apple convert I assumed apple was seemless.... I was wrong!!!
    After using my existing external display with a windows laptop for the past year at
    1920X1200 i figured i could do the same with my new macbook pro. It didn't happen that way, the highest resolution i can get is 1600X1250 and it looks like garbage.

    So much for seemless integration!!!

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Threaded holes too deep

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great and easy to set up!

    I used this adapter to expand my desktop space for my macbook pro and it took less than a minute to plug in and have working properly for instant use. No problems simply flawless!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Mac Book laptops, not with Mac Pro desktops

    The adapter Works with Mac Book Pro, Mac Book Air laptops connecting to a projector or screen up to 23 in. I use one all the time.

    It does NOT work with mini display ports on the Radeon HD cards in a Mac Pro. Those require the $99 adapter even for small screens and projectors. Apple techs explained that the Radeon HD mini display ports are different from the Mac Book ones.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    I have bought the adapter (Mini DisplayPort to VGA) and tried it with my new MacBook Pro and it works beautifully - I only adjust to "mirror" the screen at Display at system preferences. Apple will never let me down while the other PC let me down during my important presentations as their laptop sometimes freezes, etc.

    Well done Apple!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it says on the packet!

    We have used this adapter on interactive white boards, VGA projectors, LCD screens, plasma screens etc. and it has worked every time. It has worked flawlessly through our MacBook Pro 17" i7 (May 2010) when our partner consultant's windows machines have crashed and burned. (no surprise there!)

    It is expensive but worth the money because like most apple products it "just works".

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS WITH CORRECT SETTINGS

    I read a lot of the reviews about how this adapter didn't work and I must admit my first experience wasn't successful either. Check the following: Go to system preferences and look under "display." Click on the "detect displays" button on lower left. If that doesn't help make sure "mirrored" is checked. My problem was trying to display too high of a resolution on my TV thru the VGA hookup. Once I set the resolution to 640 X 480 everything worked perfectly!

    Mac Book Pro
    2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo
    4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    55 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with LCD data projector

    As with other reports, the data projector refuses to recognize the MacBook Pro when I plug the cable in. I've used Detect Displays in the Displays control panel, but still no joy. The only thing that works is rebooting the machine with the display plugged in. The same projector had no problems with my old white MacBook via a mini-DVI to VGA adaptor. This is simply not acceptable for a laptop that cost over 2000 Euro. Do Apple ever actually *test* any of these things? I can't understand why they abandoned the perfectly-adequate mini-DVI for the mini-DisplayPort on their most recent machines.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    read many samsung tv complaints.

    i have a 50" samsung flat screen. just bought an imac and the mini display port to vga cable, read reviews and was worried when so many people were complaining that it didnt work, it works fine for me. it took me a minute to figure it out because i only owned pc windows based type systems before, but you have to go into display and couple then at the top right of your safari tool bar click on the display then mirroring and it works just fine. not sure if people are doing this or what the instance is but i am very satisfied with the quality and clarity i can watch youtube and netflix on my samsung...it works and is worth the 30 bux i paid.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Purchased this adapter to use a new Mini (2.4GHz Core 2 Duo) with an old 15" Samsung Syncmaster 570V. (The Mini is being used as a FileMaker server so monitor size/quality not critical.) The adapter hooked up easily and is performing very well.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix For External Display Problems

    I've had the same problem as others have posted using the adapter with an iMac on a Sampo/Net TV monitor. The monitor would just make a fast clicking noise and nothing would display regardless of the resolution setting or resetting the PRAM.

    The solution is to use a VGA cable that's missing a pin (Pin 9).

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly!

    Simply put this cable worked flawlessly. I was able to use my old HP monitor as "extra" space. Of course next to my new iMac monitor the old one looks less than endearing. But it works. I will only use it when working multiple apps, eventually I will get another Mac display. Thanks to all the good folks at my local Apple Store (Altamonte Mall in Florida)

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd adaptor in 4 years

    I have used the first style MacBook in 2006, which had a mini-DVI port. I had to buy an adaptor for that one. Then I switched to a MacBook Pro, which has normal DVI port, so another adaptor. Recently I got the new unibody MacBook Pro, which comes with mini-DVI port. I thought that my old mini-DVI-to-VGA adaptor from my Macbook would work, but no! So I have had to buy a third adaptor in order to use my MBpro for presentations ... that is annoying. Why not using the same ports in all models - Apple?

    Back in 2006, the adaptors cost only 25 bucks. I love Macs, but find it outrageous that I have to buy new dongles all the time in order to use my MacBooks with standard peripherals such as projectors.

    63 of 76 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Opens possibilities

    Though a little pricey I am very content with this product. After reading numerous reviews varying from positive to rather negative I received the cable with anxiety. But after checking with a couple of TVs and a number of projectors I have no complaints. It just works. I now can take my MBP around and use it for a number of new purposes.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    I just bought one of this and it works just great!!! I try it on a HD tv and a projector and outputs a great image and video!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design..

    I use both pc and mac in my work. I know there are a lot of die hard mac users but I just don't get it. Mac's have always been style before substance for me. I agree with many of the posters. There are certain laptop connections that laptops presenters need. With pc they are there. With mac, oh know, I need another dongle. Buy a new and improved mac laptop. Oh know, I need new dongles because the old ones don't fit the new laptop.

    The new mini displayport indeed does not fit standard vga connections. Why? Poor design... So here is the problem and the solution. It doesn't tighten down because the recessed area around the female connection is not deep enough. If you look at the attempted connection, there is a space between the 2 connectors. That's why the screws don't touch and tighten. To solve this, I bought a cheap 3' vga extension. When I received it, I went to my grinder and carefully shaved the metal sides down as close as I dared so as not to grind the pins. I was then able to get a closer connection. The screws reached and I could tighten the connector down and I never take the extension off. Now when I go to connect to a projector system, I just have 3 extra feet of extension. I never have to fuss with the overpriced, poorly designed but oh so cool looking apple dongle. Who said, 'form follows function'? Apple should take note, listen to your customers and stop changing the peripherals with each new release.

    146 of 182 people found this useful