Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

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  • Overview

    Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adapter. 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 VGA Adapter to connect your Mac to a standard analogue monitor, projector, or LCD that uses a VGA connector or cable. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you're choosing the right adapter.

    System Requirements

    Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports

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

      Doesn't work with data projectors

      This adaptor is very disappointing. I found that it works fine with some small (20 inch) Samsung monitors that have a VGA input but it doesn't work with any of This adaptor is very disappointing. I found that it works fine with some small (20 inch) Samsung monitors that have a VGA input but it doesn't work with any of the data projectors I have in my university department so I can't use my new MacBook Pro (unipart aluminium case) for Powerpoint presentations, which was one of the main reasons for buying the laptop. The problem seems to be that the laptop senses the data projector ( and scales down the laptop display to VGA) but the projector doesn't detect the laptop (and so fails to display the image from the laptop screen). My old MacBookPro (Intel core duo) works fine with all data projectors (using the DVI to VGA adaptor) and I'm now in the silly position of having to use the old laptop for all travel (conferences etc) plus teaching in the university. The wonderful looking new MacBook Pro has to stay at home. Apple needs to issue a firmware fix or a better adaptor as soon as possible.

      • Written by David C from London

      616 of 820 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesn't work with data projectors

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Very poor

      I've got one of these to connect my Macbook Pro to my Samsung TV but as with everyone else, the TV doesn't recognise the output from the laptop. (It works find I've got one of these to connect my Macbook Pro to my Samsung TV but as with everyone else, the TV doesn't recognise the output from the laptop. (It works find with my Dell laptop and Windows XP). The result is that the adapter is useless.

      • Written by Graham F from Camberley

      260 of 399 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very poor

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      This does work with data projectors

      Don't be put off by previous reviews saying this adapter doesn't work with data projectors. I've tried it with my new MacBook Pro and can confirm it works with Don't be put off by previous reviews saying this adapter doesn't work with data projectors. I've tried it with my new MacBook Pro and can confirm it works with at least 3 different brands of data projector cnnected via VGA type (3 rows of 5 pin) connectors. There may have been a problem, presumably now fixed.

      • Written by Steve W from Sheffield

      55 of 59 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This does work with data projectors

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Produces excellent quality display

      On the Road, I needed to connect my Mac Mini to a VGA only LG monitor and this adapter did the trick perfectly. The Monitor display was immaculate and looked ev On the Road, I needed to connect my Mac Mini to a VGA only LG monitor and this adapter did the trick perfectly. The Monitor display was immaculate and looked even better than the 1920 X 1080 it showed in the display settings. I will be looking after it well for my future trips! Well worth the money for the hassle saved.

      • Written by Rupert P from Newbridge

      Is this review useful?Produces excellent quality display

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not useable with projectors

      Have tries several adapters on several projectors. I got a picture on the beamer, but only in 1024x768 which is wrong format and wrong resolution. What I wonde Have tries several adapters on several projectors. I got a picture on the beamer, but only in 1024x768 which is wrong format and wrong resolution. What I wonder is if ther's anyone who knows if it is nessecary to have IDbits connected as well. This is not possible in this building. At ALL. Therefore the signal is "only" RGBHV which all standard PC's can handle. It is not possible to change the resolution on the Mac's own screen neither on the projector.

      • Written by Peter M

      6 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not useable with projectors

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Works fine

      I have a 13" Unibody MacBook and an old 19" TFT (Samtron 73v). The adapter works as described out of the box, no problems at all. Only things that could be b I have a 13" Unibody MacBook and an old 19" TFT (Samtron 73v). The adapter works as described out of the box, no problems at all. Only things that could be better is that the lead could be a bit longer, other than that, all OK.

      • Written by Gavin W from ISLE OF MAN

      7 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works fine

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