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.

    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

      620 of 825 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

      263 of 402 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

      25 of 28 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Buyer Beware

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not Sure Why Apple Sells This...

      It's sturdy and reliable, BUT, it just doesn't do what you need it to do! It's basically useless. I stream some cable apps (HBO, Showtime, and Starz) and I noti It's sturdy and reliable, BUT, it just doesn't do what you need it to do! It's basically useless. I stream some cable apps (HBO, Showtime, and Starz) and I noticed that when I used Google Chrome as my browser, they played fine. BUT, when I used Safari as my browser, they refused to play! Only when I replaced it with a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter did they play. What's the point in selling this Apple!!?

      • Written by joe M from St. Louis

      0 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not Sure Why Apple Sells This...

    • 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

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works Well

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Produces excellent quality display

      On the Road, I needed to connect my Mac Mini to a VGA only LG monitor and this adapter did the trick perfectly. The Monitor display was immaculate and looked ev On the Road, I needed to connect my Mac Mini to a VGA only LG monitor and this adapter did the trick perfectly. The Monitor display was immaculate and looked even better than the 1920 X 1080 it showed in the display settings. I will be looking after it well for my future trips! Well worth the money for the hassle saved.

      • Written by Rupert P from Newbridge

      Is this review useful?Produces excellent quality display

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