• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Great Adapter!

    This adapter has worked with every VGA Monitor I've used. This is definitely worth the money if you have a VGA TV or monitor to use with your Mac!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Very easy to use. It's kind of like a link between the PC world and Mac, small and easy to large, clunky, and hard. The only thing I would recommend is that Apple also sell a cable that has a female Mini DisplayPort so that it is Thunderbolt compatible.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might not work between MacBookPro 8,1 and display LG W2353V

    LG W2353V (a 1920x1080 native) did not correctly identify through the "Mini DisplayPort to VGA" adapter, but *did* through the "MiniDisplayPort to DVI" adapter, when used with a new MacBook Pro 8,1 (early 2011).

    Using the VGA adapter, the W2353V only identifies as "VGA" and I am unable to use the higher resolutions. (I think "VGA" might be a fallback when it can't identify the device).
    I found a solution: Using "Mini DisplayPort to DVI" adapter instead (with a DVI cable) *worked* - I was able to test it because when I purchased my MBP8,1 I also purchased both adapters). The W2353V has three ports on it: VGA, DVI, and HDMI.
    I did also test using the "Mini DisplayPort to DVI"
    inline with a long Belkin DVI to HDMI cable I already owned, and that also worked
    with the MBP8,1:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Television: Yes

    I do not know why the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter is unable to identify this particular display.
    I do know that this same display works fine (gets recognized) by my older MBP 2,1
    using a DVI to VGA adapter of that same era. (That's an old full-sized DVI to VGA
    adapter by Apple, though, not this new Mini DisplayPort, and also talking to an older MacBook Pro 2,1)

    This testing was done with both MBPros (the old 2,1 and the new 8,1) running
    Snow Leopard 10.6.8 plus all latest updates (including firmware) through today (07/22/11).
    Hope this helps someone - who like me, is buying the latest MBP, and needs to
    use it with the same external display as the older MBP.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Perfectly Fine

    Just bought this and a samsung sa550 for my macbook. I plugged it in and it worked. I have to say that those people having problems with it, it is most likely a user problem and not a hardware one.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but flicker!

    Just bought the Mini DP to VGA Adapter and plugged into one of my 23" HP2338h displays. After about 10 minutes of being powered on I get nothing but flicker. I tried my second HP2338h display with another VGA cord and I am getting the same flicker after a few minutes. My resolution for the external monitor is set to 1920 x 1080. Not sure if this is a problem with the adapter or the core i7 imac 27" 2011. Calling apple support!

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    really good

    it worked on my AOC monitor that i had as a spare monitor.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont See Why People Complain?

    I really like this adapter it gives me a chance to put my puny 13" MBP on a 27" 1920x1080 screen. It formats the orientation correctly, unlike my old windows machine wear I had to use a lower res. because windows wouldnt change the orientation. So overall I love this adapter it does what its meant to which is make your Mac have a external display. Stop complaing :)

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    works good used it on a 23 inch acer. works just like it says

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Adapter

    This adapter works perfectly. I use it to connect my 13" MBP to my 23" Samsung monitor as well as 46" Samsung TV. Both the monitor and TV support 1080p, so when I connect my mac to either one it puts out 1920x1080 at 60 hz which looks crystal clear. I believe some of the problems people are having with this is that they are using the adapter to connect their macs to monitors or televisions that do not support macs so the picture is either distorted or does not come through clear. This is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone, however do your research to be sure that the monitor or tv you are trying to connect your mac to is supported.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My old MacBook pro played nicely with both my Xerox external monitor and Toshiba TV. The image was crisp and sharp, not as good as the MacBook screen but pretty good nonetheless.

    With my new MacBook Pro plus this adapter my external monitor looks rubbish. The screen is off centre, the resolution is stretched (yes I've tried different settings and continue to search the forums for a fix) and text is really blurry. As for the TV I get nothing, nada. A blank screen and a 'Video format not supported' error message.

    This is all rather poor and annoying. I expect better from Apple for the sort of prices we pay - please sort it out!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    May have trouble syncing with monitors at higher resolutions

    I have a late-2010 13" MB Air and use this adapter with various monitors. It appears that the VGA timings or signal strength on the laptop are marginal at higher resolutions (1600x1200 and above). The effect is that you periodically get zig-zag bursts across the entire screen. This is the analog VGA signal slipping between scanlines.

    The reason I'm mentioning this on the adapter page is that the build quality of the adapter appears to contribute to this. Perhaps there isn't proper shielding. In any case, I have tried three of these adapters and some are worse than others.

    Hopefully this issue can be fixed in the MB Air so that VGA is more usable at higher resolutions.

    Variables I have eliminated by trying different options: monitors, VGA cables, computer (2009 Mac Mini has no problem with same monitor and cable), USB or no USB attached, wireless networking disabled, and locations (home and office). Things that definitely fix it: using a DVI adapter or resolutions under 1600x1200 with VGA.

    So, if you have a single monitor, get the DVI adapter instead. If you're doing presentations, you have to use VGA but switch to a lower resolution.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just fine

    We use this to connect our MaCBook Pro's to a Toshiba TDP-T99 projector without any issues. What more could you ask for?

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work properly!

    I got this for my 15' High End Macbook Pro for connecting to my Samsung 23" monitor. Disappointingly it supports all the resolutions but does not support the native 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display is visible but the screen is moved to the sides leaving a big black bar in left of the screen.

    34 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    I bought the adapter for a 2011 13" MBP, and it works fine so far with an ASUS monitor, and an LG HDTV. No problems, no flickering, very simple product. I think the ones who has problems with flickering, and such, the problem is NOT in the adapter, but the Mac's VGA. Anyway, a recent update for MacBook Pros featured a fix for external displays, and Intel graphic cards.

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best accessory for MAC

    I just bought my 13-inch mac book pro when it came out in February and I then bought the mini-VGA . I then hooked it to my 31.5 inch Westinghouse Tv and its like my mac blew up to a bigger screen. This product is very good for gaming and secondary screens, and this is a really good thing for mac because they don't have vga ports like PC's do.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought this to use in my classroom with my MacBook so I could connect it to the projector for large class presentations. It works great and I've never had an issue with it. The price is right as well, not too expensive for a teacher buying her own technology to use in the classroom. :)

    47 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing result

    Used this to plug my new Macbook Pro 13" to AG Neovo F419 external monitor.
    Nothing wrong with the monitor. It works fine with other laptops including old Macbook Pro 15".

    Now it flickers continuously and is completely unwatchable. Why??!!

    14 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, So Easy - Use for your TV!

    Fantastic. Just make sure your TV has the right ports, silly people!! Not one meant just for PCs. I have an old Insignia 42" (4 years old) a 5-yr-old macbook, and a new macbook and this works perfectly for both set ups. Have the macbook screen and sound plugged into the DVI port and its associated sound input port. Do NOT have them plugged into the RGB PC port.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK for low resolution

    This mini adapter works well for small external monitor but when it comes to 1900x1200 external monitor, the display start to give an annoying jitter. Proven with 2 separate purchased Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapters and two 1900x1200 24" different made monitors with a 15" MacBookPro i7 QuadCore.

    Note: There is no problem with my Sony notebook VGA output for these monitors.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest way to go

    Ok.... so Apple decided to do a little bit of marketing strategies once again. The easiest way that I found is buy this minidisplayport to vga adapter and then buy a vga to vga extension along with it. It cost about $50 total, but it's better than paying $100 dollars for an extension without the vga attachment.

    17 of 24 people found this useful