Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

  • Overview

    Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adaptor. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.

    Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adaptor to connect your Mac to a 30-inch display that includes a DVI connector, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display HD, and enjoy the ultimate widescreen canvas with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels.

    System Requirements

    Mac OS X v.10.5.6 or later

    Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports

    Mini DisplayPort

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Serious noise / interference problems - as widely reported

      I purchased one of these (expensive) adaptors for use with a new MacBook. Unfortunately there is serious interference on black parts of the screen. Many other u I purchased one of these (expensive) adaptors for use with a new MacBook. Unfortunately there is serious interference on black parts of the screen. Many other users have encountered this, so I don't believe my experience is uncommon.

      • Written by Ben M from LONDON

      146 of 167 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Serious noise / interference problems - as widely reported

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      doesn't work properly with Macbook Pro (late 2008) and Dell 30" monitors

      beware, doesn't work with a Macbook Pro (late 2008) and any Dell 30" (3007wfp /3007wfp-hc), every so often the infamous 'fuzz of death' appears and your screen beware, doesn't work with a Macbook Pro (late 2008) and any Dell 30" (3007wfp /3007wfp-hc), every so often the infamous 'fuzz of death' appears and your screen will be unreadable, leaving only a re-boot or unpluging/repluging the adpater to bring the screen back, but only for awhile. check out the forums for details, especially the thread intitled - 'periodic Dual-link display problem with new adapter'. very poor show from Apple to release a faulty product.

      • Written by Steve N from LONDON

      138 of 157 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?doesn't work properly with Macbook Pro (late 2008) and Dell 30" monitors

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Trouble, even with 30" APPLE Cinema Display

      I've read a lot of comments and reviews around the web about problems with this cable and 30" monitors. I've seen several suggestions with several people blami I've read a lot of comments and reviews around the web about problems with this cable and 30" monitors. I've seen several suggestions with several people blaming the problem on 3rd party monitors. I've got a very new MacBook Pro, this cable and a 30" Apple Cinema Display. Mostly we get blackouts (i.e., the monitor goes black for 1-2 seconds) several times an hour. We have 3 setups like this in the office, we all have the same problem. We have tried swapping cables, monitors and computers and all exhibit the same problem. Very disappointing - $3,000 or more in Apple gear and they can't get it to work.

      • Written by Phil R from Golden

      31 of 32 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Trouble, even with 30" APPLE Cinema Display

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Frequent problems to the point it's unusable

      From the start of using this product there was the occasional problem where the external screen would boot with a lot of static, then turning it off and back on From the start of using this product there was the occasional problem where the external screen would boot with a lot of static, then turning it off and back on would sort that... okay. Next got a bit more serious where the external screen would have red lines appearing all over it, then it would slow down and fade away. Pulling the cables in and out multiple times eventually sorted that. Finally the screen would disconnect completely and moving the cables around would fix that however this time even when making as little movement as possible at the desk it will randomly drop off then kick back into action or just completely drop dead. I know it isn't the monitor as connecting directly through DVI from my PC works without fault every time. This has happened on my mac mini and then my Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). Oh well, time to go cable hunting I guess but won't be buying that from apple again.

      • Written by George D from Glasgow

      Is this review useful?Frequent problems to the point it's unusable

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      144Hz White spot display problem

      I have BenQ 2430T. I use Dual-Link DVI Adapter. when I change to 120Hz, the display is ok. but When I change to 144Hz, there are too many white spot on Display. I have BenQ 2430T. I use Dual-Link DVI Adapter. when I change to 120Hz, the display is ok. but When I change to 144Hz, there are too many white spot on Display. How can I solve this problem. But when I change to 144hz in WIndow7(bootcamp), it's ok. not ok in osx.....

      • Written by July H from Newtork

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?144Hz White spot display problem

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great

      Have this plugged into my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Hazro HZ27WD 27" 2560x1440 monitor and a powered USB hub. Works flawlessly so far and I didn't have to configur Have this plugged into my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Hazro HZ27WD 27" 2560x1440 monitor and a powered USB hub. Works flawlessly so far and I didn't have to configure anything. Shame these kind of adapters are so expensive :(

      • Written by James W from New Barnet

      Is this review useful?Works great

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