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

  • 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

      640 of 846 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

      275 of 416 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very poor

    • 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

      69 of 84 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Buyer Beware

    • 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

      Is this review useful?Worked fine for almost ten years

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great with flat TVs and projectors

      I have used two of these for at least five years with MacBook Pro and Dell laptops without any issues. I normally use them to connect two laptops to flat TVs or I have used two of these for at least five years with MacBook Pro and Dell laptops without any issues. I normally use them to connect two laptops to flat TVs or a projector at home, but I regularly take either of these connectors on presentations to connect a laptop to projectors of different brands. I have never had any problems.

      • Written by Carlos O from Bakersfield

      Is this review useful?Great with flat TVs and projectors

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      VGA - Buyer Beware

      I've bought several of these adapters and even a dual adapter for VGA/HDMI to use with my Macbook Pro and none of them work. :( I get constant flickering on the I've bought several of these adapters and even a dual adapter for VGA/HDMI to use with my Macbook Pro and none of them work. :( I get constant flickering on the monitor screen. To pay over $30 for this and it doesn't work is just like pouring money down a rat hole. I wouldn't recommend this at all!

      • Written by Jamie B from Thornton

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?VGA - Buyer Beware

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