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 analog 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.

    Tech Specs

    Connections

    Mini DisplayPort

    VGA

    System Requirements

    Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports

  • Mac Models

    • 13-inch MacBook Air
    • 11-inch MacBook Air
    • 13-inch MacBook Pro
    • 15-inch MacBook Pro
    • 21.5-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 2
    • 27-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 2
    • Mac Pro
    • Mac mini
  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Buyer Beware

      I recently purchased this from the apple store to be used when I give lectures. On the very first attempt to use it the picture flickered a bit but was otherwis I recently purchased this from the apple store to be used when I give lectures. On the very first attempt to use it the picture flickered a bit but was otherwise OK. When the class ends I walk over to my second lecture and plug in my computer and the adapter and NOTHING happens. I try again and the screen on my mac goes dark then nothing. I have all my students walk back over to the last calssroom and the thing still doesn't work. My first lecture of the year was a real stinker as a result. Very disappointed. I spent the extra $20 because I thought I was buying quality... I was wrong. Go buy a generic knockoff. At least when it breaks you only spent $6

      • Written by Marco A from Chicago

      76 of 91 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Buyer Beware

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Just as unreliable as the off brand dongles

      This particular dongle for Display Port/Thunderbolt is very quirky. It will work fine for our School's projectors for a brief period. We have bought dozens ov This particular dongle for Display Port/Thunderbolt is very quirky. It will work fine for our School's projectors for a brief period. We have bought dozens over the past 6 years for our schools and have also bought some from off brand sites. These brand names will all work initially but often give out at the same rate as the off brand dongles (3-6 months). Trying another dongle from a (big online) brand name competitor that has high reviews so fingers crossed. As we don't require going into high resolution projector displays XGA/WXGA is the most common, or lower resolution so the off brand ones are just as good (aka break as often) as the name brand dongle. If going into a higher resolution display, this my be the best choice.

      • Written by AtlNCS A from Atlanta

      43 of 50 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Just as unreliable as the off brand dongles

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works Well

      I've been using this adapter for 3 years now with a Dell monitor, and I've have never had a problem with it.

      • Written by Robert P from Lawrence

      28 of 32 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works Well

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works well

      Been using it for about 6 years now, no problems at all so far and no signs of wear and tear. Quite pricey, but long lasting.

      • Written by Joshua L from Georgetown

      Is this review useful?Works well

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't work with 2015 MBP

      Bought this to use with my 2015 MBP. Doesn't work with any monitor or projectors or patch panel.

      • Written by Aloysius W from Singapore

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesn't work with 2015 MBP

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Worked fine for almost ten years

      First purchased in 2008. About a year ago the image began displaying a jaggedness that would come and go along the edges of the content. It would disappear if I First purchased in 2008. About a year ago the image began displaying a jaggedness that would come and go along the edges of the content. It would disappear if I twisted and turned the cord and got the device to stay put just so. Presumably after nearly ten years of usage there was some fraying within the cable. I’d say I got my money’s worth. Bought a new one today and it works as advertised. No complaints.

      • Written by Thomas C from West Springfield

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Worked fine for almost ten years

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