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

  • 3.5 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

      609 of 813 people found this useful

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

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Need clearer information

      Why doesn't Apple make it much clearer that this is the kind of adapter needed to connect from a Thunderbolt port to a VGA cable? All this talk of mini this an Why doesn't Apple make it much clearer that this is the kind of adapter needed to connect from a Thunderbolt port to a VGA cable? All this talk of mini this and that is very confusing - I already ordered VID ADPT MINI-DVI to VGA Adapter-GEN by mistake because of this!

      • Written by Alan W from Lancaster

      299 of 356 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Need clearer information

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Does not work with Samsung TV's, use the DVI adapter instead

      This adapter does not work with my Samsung TV/Monitor and many others have said the same thing. If you have a Samsung TV/Monitor, the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Ad This adapter does not work with my Samsung TV/Monitor and many others have said the same thing. If you have a Samsung TV/Monitor, the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter works perfectly

      • Written by Syed R from WALLINGTON

      425 of 619 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not work with Samsung TV's, use the DVI adapter instead

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Works fine

      I use this device almost daily in different situations, both from my iMac, my Macbook air and a Mac mini, and it works. But some times (not often) there is some I use this device almost daily in different situations, both from my iMac, my Macbook air and a Mac mini, and it works. But some times (not often) there is something not working in first try, but with a reboot or a reconnect it seems to fix it.

      • Written by Søren H from Holstebro

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works fine

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works absolutely fine.

      I bought this for a presentation at church, using a borrowed Casio XJ-A256 projector with a Dell VGA cable. Screwed the cable to the adaptor, plugged the c I bought this for a presentation at church, using a borrowed Casio XJ-A256 projector with a Dell VGA cable. Screwed the cable to the adaptor, plugged the cable into the projector, turned on the projector, plugged the cable into the Mac (2010 MacBook Pro). Instant recognition. Set display for mirroring, connected the audio socket to my Pure Avanti radio. Bingo! All worked first time. Presentation successful. Congregation wowed by a 10 minute film show.

      • Written by Nicholas B from Northampton

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works absolutely fine.

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Useful adaptor

      This adaptor does what it says, it provides a VGA socket for a Mac. It has been used with projectors and a range of displays, including my Samsung TV, without p This adaptor does what it says, it provides a VGA socket for a Mac. It has been used with projectors and a range of displays, including my Samsung TV, without problems. Slightly expensive for what it is.

      • Written by Geoffrey G from Uxbridge

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Useful adaptor

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