• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced - underperforming

    I was using the miniDVI to VGA adapter on my Macbook (black) just fine with a Hanspree 21 inch HDMI display. I recently got a Macbook pro and the old adapter didn't fit on the Mini Displayport on the Pro so got this VGA adapter. Now the text is fuzzy as I type this and it just doesn't work as well.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great!

    This adapter works great with my 23 inch acer monitor. Oh and to the person who said it only shows your screen saver, try dragging a window to the right! thats how it works.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed connectors

    I do a lot of video work and these adapters don't securely connect to most VGA cables I've used. The two threaded holes are too deeply recessed so the VGA cable bolts don't connect (sorry for the weird terminology, but Apple appears to have censors that block the word "s see are ee double u). I end up needing to tape the two cables ends together to keep them attached.I never had this problem with Apple's DVI/VGA adapters. My recommendation: don't waste your money.

    48 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just fine!

    Works perfectly with my VGA monitor and my company's overhead projector. Caution: This is NOT a TV adapter, it is an adapter for a VGA compatible monitor.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work.

    I previously had my HP PC connected to my Vizio TV which worked fine. When I connected the MacBook via the adaptor it showed my screen saver but nothing else. I tried to modify the display characteristics e.g. refresh rate in the system preferences but could not get it to work. I can't find anything online to help either.

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    I use the adapter primarily for connecting to projectors for keynote presentations and, as you might expect, it works perfectly for that. Recently, I tried using it to connect to my Toshiba Regza 42RV535U 42" 1080p tv, and it is fantastic. I'm streaming Netflix movies with ease in beautiful quality and using every inch of screen space.

    What can I say, it does what it's supposed to do. Not sure what all the negative reviews are about (unless of course your adapter is DOA, in which case just have it replaced).

    13" MacBook Pro, Intel Core2 Duo 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, OSX 10.5

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally bad aesthetic design

    Apple computers and accessories are functional AND beautiful. Not this one! When the VGA plug is connected to the white block it looks exceptionally ugly 3" away from the laptop.

    I cannot imagine why the designers did not make the lead on this about 12" to 15" allowing the silly white block to be hidden over the back of the desk. .

    Astonishingly poor design (even if it functions well)

    25 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work!!! Very disappointed..

    I bought this adapter for my new Macbook for an important occasion. It arrived on time but does NOT work when I tried to connect it with projectors. I borrowed one before and it worked perfectly. Just don't know why this one does NOT...very frustrated...

    32 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works - what else to say?

    Unibody MacBook to old-style 24inch cinema display -- no issues, just plug it in and just start typing.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it is supposed to do

    Works with my Samsung TV.

    Design is better than old mini-DVI and mini-VGA versions, but I sure would have been happier if I didn't have to buy yet another adapter.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works a treat

    Works very well with my projector and my Samsung 42"plasma, basically just plug and play with my new MacBook Pro

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works with new mac mini

    Okay I got this mainly so I could use it with my old iogear kvm switch (vga only no dvi) and use my new 2009 mac mini and my pc machine at the same time.
    First thing I did was connect it directly to my Acer x243w via vga cable to make sure it worked correctly and it did except that at 1900x1200 resolution part of the screen was cut off! So I tried the miniport firmware update on Apple's website but when I ran it it said I already had a newer firmware 1.03 and the one I downloaded was only 1.0.
    Anyways, that didn't help so I got the bright idea of manually hitting the autoadjust button on my LCD monitor and that did the trick and got the screen recentered at 1900x1200! The display looks as sharp and clear as using the default DVI that the mini comes with and no strange flickering or any other problems mentioned by others.
    So after all that I tried my old KVM switch and it also works great still so I"m happy since I can now use my mac and pc at the same time. Also can now use 2 monitors with my macmini now ;)
    Reason I knocked off a star was for high price and plastic where screws are supposed to go in don't work too good.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Product

    So I bought this from the Apple store today so I could use it at home.

    When I got home, I booted up my Unibody-Aluminum Macbook, plugged the adapter into my computer, plugged in the VGA cable from my HP Pavilion monitor. Then my Macbook lagged a couple of seconds before the Display settings opened up, nothing is displayed on the external monitor at this point. On the Display settings, I set the resolution for the 2nd monitor to the appropriate numbers. After lagging for another couple of seconds, it adjusted the resolution of my Macbook, instead of the external monitor (which still wasn't displaying anything). I then tried to connect/reconnect the adapter to see if it was a connection problem and then my Macbook just froze, forcing me to shut down the laptop by holding the power button. I tried this thrice more, and nothing seemed to appear on my 2nd monitor.

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    Works fine on my NEC NP50 DLP projector. Maybe there is some sync signal problem on some monitors - I don't know. It works fine for me.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    At first I was disappointed. It wouldnt work on my 40 inch Samsung, but I was able to fix it. Now, it works fine. By going to Sytem Preference-Display-(DETECT DISPLAY and fool around with GATHER WINDOW), I was able to make it work. Hopefully this will help you guys out.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to

    Well It works as I thought it would/should.
    No problem at all.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    I just got this at the Apple Store and it works amazing, easy to use and all the options are right in front of you, and 2 monitors will make your life easier if you always have more than 2 apps open at all times

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapter!

    Apple's Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter works great for me, using HP monitors. The adapters are really easy to use—just make sure all your connections are made properly and securely, then it just works. By using Displays in System Preferences, you can arrange the order of monitors and drag the menu bar to which ever monitor you want to use it on. It is a great, easy to use, product—thanks Apple.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Adaptor is a piece of junk!

    i bought this adaptor new, and when i connect it to my Westinghouse LCM22w2 monitor, i get a blank screen with an occasional flicker. this ia a piece of junk. i bough a 3rd party one, though and it worked fine

    23 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality connector

    This connector fits snug (but not too snug) on my unibody MacBook. Works perfectly with VGA projectors and a Sony HDTV.

    Make sure it's plugged in when running a software update so that it can be updated.

    37 of 40 people found this useful