Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
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.
Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
Answers from the community
Can I connect my MacBook Pro to 2 external monitors?
- Asked by Joseph W from Billingham
- on Oct 27, 2011
A note regarding the 13" MacBook Pro: You CAN use two Thunderbolt displays with the 13", same as the A note regarding the 13" MacBook Pro: You CAN use two Thunderbolt displays with the 13", same as the 15" and 17". The difference is that if you connect a second Thunderbolt display to the 13" then the internal display is automagically deactivated. The 15" and 17" will drive all three displays with no trouble.
- Answered by Matthew S from Trumbull
- on Jun 22, 2012
How do I connect a macbook air(11inch) connection to a projector to run powerpoint slides?
- Asked by Adrian M from Sherfield-on-Loddon
- on Jan 4, 2011
Can mini display to VGA cable be used for thunderbolt to VGA conversion?
- Asked by Vikram Raj G from Thanjavur
- on Dec 1, 2012
Yes, Thunderbolt ports are "backwards compatible" with most Mini Display Port accessories. They are Yes, Thunderbolt ports are "backwards compatible" with most Mini Display Port accessories. They are the same interface, but Thunderbolt offers data throughput.
- Answered by Louie V from Eugene
- on Sep 16, 2014
What do I need to connect a MacBook Pro with retina display laptop to a projector
- Asked by Corinne V from Columbia
- on Mar 15, 2013
If your projector has HDMI input, you can use a simple HDMI cable. For older projectors you may need If your projector has HDMI input, you can use a simple HDMI cable. For older projectors you may need a Mini DisplayPort adapter for either VGA or DVI, depending on the unit.
- Answered by Adam T from Providence
- on Sep 1, 2013
I am looking to play games on a CRT monitor using this adapter -- will using this adapter be truly lagless?
- Asked by Samuel E H from KINGS PARK
- on Jan 1, 2018