• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA display port adpt.

    This is an excellent little device which works fine in all situations that I have come across with projectors and monitors. Suggestion: why don't Apple make one which is VGA and DVI? That would save carrying two dongles arround.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable does not do its job with MacBook Pro

    This cable is supposed to work with MacBook Pro, but doesn't. No video output whatsoever, and I've tried it on two different screens and a data projector. Tried changing all possible settings, detecting displays, restarting, sleep, shutting down computer, tried all different combinations of events successions, NOTHING has worked. There is apparently a firmware upgrade, but the upgrade told me that NO cable was recognised. Can't manage to find an email address that will put in touch with Apple for support, I have tried different adaptors, none of them worked with my macbook pro.
    Very disappointing from Apple!!! What is the point making a cable that doesn't work? I cannot believe that I have NO way of connecting my laptop to a data projector (which only has VGA input) - how do business people do KEYNOTE presentations??? Apple really needs to address this issue!

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    as good as it should be

    read these reviews as it seems this does not work for all monitors/tvs but i have had high resolution, quality display through both my samsung tv and sony monitor using this product

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Been using the adapter for several months to connect both to my Dell monitor and to several projectors. Never had a problem so thumbs up.

    Four stars because of price, and it's not very long so you end up with bulky vga plug and cable right by your MacBook which is untidy but not the end of the world!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had to buy for an Xserve

    So cheap they dont give you one of these in the server box, however this is the adaptor you need if you want to integrate your new xserve into a KVM setup.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA

    I got it at an Apple Retail Store, and it's great! It works brilliant connecting my MacBook to my DGM 19" Flat Screen TV, but it's very expensive for a cable, so it only got four stars. Please lower the price apple!!!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adaptor

    It wont work with my TV but it works fine with any projector i use

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Fantastic

    Bought this product when purchasing a new iMac for the study in my house. I had also bought a new LG TV to go with it, i decided it might be pretty nice to wall mount the TV above the mac, and using it as an extended desktop when I need to focus on work and the TV shouldn't be on.

    Constant praise should be given to apple for making such a seamless product, I switched the TV onto the VGA input, and connected the minidisplay port to the mac. Instantly I had an extended desktop.

    It even allows me to tell the mac where the second monitor is, above it. This seems to be a problem for many Windows users that you cannot have an extended desktop above the original and dominant screen.

    Overall, just five stars for absolute satisfaction, and just thank you Apple! For making such a superb product, (although the wire is a touch short).

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me

    I use it with my MacBook and a data projector, and a 52" Samsung TV. Just lost mine and replacing straight away.

    Lost 1 star as a bit pricey.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seamless

    Despite reviews from others suggesting this does not work with data projectors, it worked perfectly with mine. First time, no hassle, no fuss, no problems.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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 better is that the lead could be a bit longer, other than that, all OK.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Move by Apple

    Mr Apple needs to listen to these comments. On a professional piece of kit, you should not be reliant on a flimsy adaptor to perform a basic task like display on an external display or projector. I understand the reasoning behind the change to smaller connections, Space. But if you can't fit a professional connector on the laptop, make it bigger! A professional grade laptop like the MacBook Pro should have a professional 25 pin DVI connection with the industry standard adaptor for VGA. there is a reason why the DVI connector is the size it it, and that is reliability.

    Sort it on the next model!!!

    25 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent Success!

    This worked fine for my MacBook Pro for the first two days with my LG monitor and now it just flashes up the display every so often, after restarting, unplugging various times it still will not work so I am left rather frustrated with it! I bought a new monitor so it would work as a dual screen with my laptop especially - not happy!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect

    Bought this cable when I was buying my MacBook Pro. It works perfectly with my tv. When I connect it to my Mac, the Mac automatically changes to the correct display resolution for my tv. When I disconnect the cable, it automatically changes back to the correct display resolution for my MacBook Pro screen, very simple indeed

    All the negative reviews of this product are from people who bought this cable for the wrong purpose or bought the wrong cable.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This lead is fine!

    This is the correct lead for connecting a MacBook with a mini display port to a data projector, and it works fine.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    This connects to VGA physically but does not always work. Beware.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    55 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook owners beware

    It is not made clear in the product description that a mini display port is not the same as a Mini DVI port so it will not connect to a Macbook. You need the Mini DVI port to VGA adapter for this, as I learned to my cost.

    28 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally bad aesthetic design

    Apple computers and accessories are functional AND beautiful. Not this one! When the VGA plug is connected to the white block it looks exceptionally ugly 3" away from the laptop.

    I cannot imagine why the designers did not make the lead on this about 12" to 15" allowing the silly white block to be hidden over the back of the desk. .

    Astonishingly poor design (even if it functions well)

    25 of 63 people found this useful