• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but is poorly engineered

    The adapter works, but it adds to the clutter due to apple's putting all the connectors on the left. To make up for the poor placement of the display port, this cable should be at least a foot long to get some of the clutter behind the computer. the display port (usually always connected when on the desktop) is the front most port, getting in the way of the USB ports (which usually get plugged in and out). A 3-6 foot cable would be better to clean the cable mess.

    73 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Physically, the design of this adapter barely allows you to get a good solid connection to a VGA cable. Apple was too concerned with making it pretty and the flush surface just gets in the way. It does NOT work at all with my Samsung plasma HDTV, and when connected to my smaller Toshiba 720p TV, the picture periodically drops for a second or two every several minutes. This new Mini DisplayPort they stuck us with on the new MBP's is just a FAIL all around from everything I read.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work...

    Doesn't work, and can't seem to find the latest (May '09) firmware update. My previous MacBook Pro adapters worked great to VGA, S-video, and composite video. With the new PowerBook Pros with Mini DisplayPort there is no longer an analog output from the video card, and this adapter does NOT do the trick. I give up!

    21 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Non-functional right out of the bag!

    Test it at the store before you take it home or order a couple of them if you are buying online. I got one of these the day I was scheduled to do a presentation (with an LCD projector). Wrong move. It was completely non-functional right out of the bag. How does such a simple product like this leave the factory like that?!?

    FWIW, I tested the adapter with a dual input Viewsonic monitor that I use with another computer. The VGA input and cable work with the other hardware, and the MacBook Pro video output works with the monitor's digital input. That tells me that the brand new VGA adapter is the problem.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic - re-syncs

    I upgraded from a $700 2 year old Toshiba laptop to a $2000 macbook pro 15". After buying this $29.95 part, I found that my monitor keeps going dark re-syncing.

    I also found my brand new bluetooth mighty mouse doesn't scroll up. Do I have to get an appointment at a store with a genius to simply do a return of the mouse?

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Freeze Frame

    With Macbook Pro (late 08), external VGA displays are basically unusable unless you close the lid. Otherwise, Video Res will be the same as laptops, and it freezes up if it goes to sleep or if you pull adapter out. Must also plug adapter in and boot, otherwise it freezes up. If you plug it in after booting, forget it.

    Very disappointing, wish Apple would fix this, otherwise the Macbook Pro is very nice...

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    It just doesn't work. Screen is waving, changing colors. Often I cannot even choose the resolution I want for my external screen. I've tried with two diffrent screens, and none of them worked good. This cable behaves like the worst Microsoft product and Apple pretends not to see it.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply didn't work

    I bought this to hook up my new macbook to projectors. Tried to hook it up to a Dell projector and although the macbook seemed to recognize the display, the projector just kept displaying "searching for signal." Would love to find a solution.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    Bought this to take to client meetings — Fell at first hurdle: Connected, then failed immediately.

    16 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very dissapointed

    I just bought a brand new mac book with this adapter hoping that I would be able to hook it up to the 23 inch samsung syncmaster 2333HD display I got for Christmas. The computer seems to acknowledge the monitor, having the correct name on the window when I hit "detect display" but the display will only read "check signal cable" the display works with other computers and even the vga adapter on my 2005 ibook. The macbook adapter works with my old crt external but not with this new display. This seems to be something of a trend based on the other reviews and I am very dissapointed. I'm going to try and see if the dvi adapter works but still, very disappointing. This is unacceptable.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Just acquired a new Macbook pro (really nice bit of kit). Connected it to my Samsung 22" monitor via this converter. Now get the old blank sync screen every five mins. Makes me want to put my head through the screen. Is there anything I can do to fix this?... After reading the other reviews appears not. Please fix this Apple!

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorta...

    Connects to my HP 24" LCD monitor. However, even at the highest resolution setting (which is native to my monitor) the picture is not completely sharp. I also experience the intermittent blackouts every 3-5 minutes. This is a major problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. Apple needs to get busy. This setup is unusable!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with the Samsung LN46A550

    Rats, I wish I read these reviews before purchasing this adapter. I cannot get this to output to the Samsung.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Joke

    I just bought a new 13" 2.4GHz MacBook unibody along with this adapter. I was trying to connect my Samsung 32" LCD to my computer, and needless to say, the TV does not even recognize the MacBook. This is my first Mac, so it definitely leaves a sour taste in my mouth and doesn't give me too much confidence in the reliability of other Apple peripherals. This is an absolute joke-- frustrating and disappointing. I just wish I could rate this zero stars.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blinking monitor with my Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    Dear Apple,
    I am fan of your products, but this is getting strangely disappointing.

    I have a 26" Benq monitor, and with my previous MB Pro it was already pretty complicated to synchronize it in full external screen definition. You needed a trick: put the Mac in standby, then open and close fast, etc...

    Now, with my new MB Pro and the Mini Displayport to vga adapter, not only you didn't fix this problem, but I am experiencing constant blinks (every 3-5 minutes).

    I have noticed that there are many other unanswered complaints regarding this matter.

    I am tired of searching for forums throughout the net; is there any way I can get a feedback about this?

    THANKS

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unibody/aluminum macbook 2.4GHz

    AFTER purchasing the MB572Z/A miniport/VGA dongle with my new FB467LL/A macbook - the one with the "advanced" nVidia GeForce 9400M set, I read in the user's guide (p.66) that "Note: Your MacBook supports external display resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 on Apple DVI displays and up to 1600 x 1200 on VGA displays." Bullocks!
    The nVidia set supports "Maximum VGA Resolution 2048x1536".
    I can't fault this piece of hardware for Apple's lousy implementation of this "brand-new, industry-standard port". Or can I? Will I have to pay $50 for a "better" version of this later? I'll be counting the days I have left to RMA my macbook -

    25 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    monitor re-syncing

    I have tried this on 4 different monitors 3/4 would re-sync after around 5-10mins of use and then repeat. this gets extremely annoying when doing some work and your screen goes blank then turns back on in around 2 seconds.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware - Certain Monitors Have Problems With This Adapter

    I bought a new Alu MacBook back in November 2008. After a few weeks I decided to buy one of these adapters.
    Every 5 mins or so my screen goes black for 2-3 seconds before coming back on. This has been mentioned by other reviewers here but just wanted to add this is a common problem.
    I have called AppleCare and been into Apple Stores too many times. Apple do not appear to even acknowledge there is a problem! Look on Apple's own Forums and you will see the numbers having issues. I would stay clear until Apple fix the issue.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working with Samsung LCD monitor

    Not working as properly with a 24" LCD Monitor. Macbook detects a display but Samsung monitor does not inputs data from computer

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Samsung LN46A550

    I own a 46" Samsung LN46A550 LCD TV and this cable does not work with it. The System Preferences on the mac detects the monitor but the cable won't output my Macbook Pro screen. What a waste of money

    16 of 21 people found this useful