Questions & Answers for Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
433 Questions from the Community
If my monitor resolution is higher than that of MacBook monitor. Can i go beyond MacBook's limit once i connect my monitor through this adapter?
Are there any known issues with that type of setup?Answer
Yes. The precise resolution for an external monitor depends on which machine you have, but could be up to 2560x1600. My MacBook Pro 13" is presently simultaneously driving an external at 1680x1050 and its own display at 1280x800.
- Answered by Patrick R from Calgary
- 01 17, 10
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could i use it with boot camp
- Asked by Max V from Bloomfield Hills
- 12 15, 12
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it works with MATROX TRIPLE HEAD 2 Go at 2400x600 resolution?
necesito usar este adaptador para salir con 3 proyectores hacia una matrox pero no me sale la opción de la resolución que necesita la matrox
- Asked by Esteban C from Tucuman
- 03 10, 16
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Will this connector help me to attach a second monitor to my Macpro for an extended display with the same resolution??
I am using the Macpro for video editing.
I have attached an AOC 22" display but it is not sufficient as I need several windows and the workspace available is less. Will this connector help me to attach another 22" display at the same resolution (1680x1050)??
- Asked by Gunjan V from Lucknow
- 10 28, 09
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Yes, the resolution will depend on the screen but if you buy a 1680*1050 screen it will be the case.
how long is the cable for the VGA Adapter
- Asked by Ryan P from Lancaster
- 11 2, 09
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Yes... assuming your LCD TV has a VGA input. Most do, so that shouldn't be a concern. Be aware that you will have some resolution restrictions with your TV. If you get a message similar to "signal is out of range" you might have to adjust the screen resolution and refresh rate for the secondary display. You should be able to find the acceptable display information in the documentation that came with your TV.
- Answered by Alan J from Hermitage
- 02 3, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will this connect my new imac 27'' to my samsung 42'' LCD TV to use as a second screen?)
No. You need a Mini Display Port to VGA adapter.
- Answered by David O from New York
- 11 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (the vga connection on the monitor indicates VGA 15 pin mini Dsub. Does this connect to my Mac Pro?)
I have the new macbook pro 13 inch march 2010 onwards. Can I get a vga to svideo adapter and connect this to my standard definition tv?
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The adaptor will support any aspect ratio. If you don't see your desired resolution, then you'll need to use a utility like SwitchResX to add the resolution. The adaptor will support 1280 x 1024 up to 115 Hz and 1024 x 1280 up to 111 Hz. Higher resolutions will require lower refresh rates since the maximum pixel clock of the adaptor is only 180 MHz.
- Answered by Joe V from Fort Langley
- 05 7, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (resolutions supported)
can this divice show fool screen apps e.g dashbord while on the computer the desktop
i wan't to biy a mack mini and if i get this connection to show full screen apps e.g dashbord while the other screen shows the desktop
- Asked by David M from Sydney
- 08 28, 12
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is there a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter with a longer cord?
it seems in every picture and the one that i have that the adapter is available with only one cord length. it looks like it might be two inches/5cm? is there an adapter with a longer cord?
- Asked by Reginald H
- 05 17, 12
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No, but don't forget it's just an adaptor - it isn't supposed to be a "cord" as well. Because the other side of the adaptor is female VGA, you will still need a male-male VGA cable to run to your screen/projector - and that cable will come in a variety of lengths.
- Answered by Matt C from Brooklyn
- 07 5, 12
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How can I connect multiple screens using a mini display port?
- Asked by Craig W from Sydney
- 03 17, 12
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Will this item work on my imac 2008?
I have an iMac 2008 and want to know if the mini displayport adapter on the website will work with my computer before I purchase it.
- Asked by Ian M from Raleigh
- 03 5, 15
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Can this VGA adapter connect my new macbook pro to a projector via thunderbolt?
The new released macbook pro don't have the usual mini displayport but only have thunderbolt. I have purchased one VGA adapter for my old macbook pro 2010, and it worked fine. However, since I changed to the new macbook pro 2012, the VGA adapter stopped functioning if I connected the projector via the thunderbolt. I wonder what kind of adapter I need to connect a projector to my new macbook pro.
- Asked by Lidan W from Los Angeles
- 03 27, 12
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What cable do I need to connect my macbook air to an external display so that i can present powerpoint presentations through an external display?
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