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

  • 2.5 Average
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    • 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

      34 of 40 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

      20 of 24 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

      14 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works Well

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Little Cord!

      I use this cord to attach my Macbook Pro w/ Retina to a Sceptre Windows Monitor to use it as a dual screen for work. It plugs in effortlessly and works great! N I use this cord to attach my Macbook Pro w/ Retina to a Sceptre Windows Monitor to use it as a dual screen for work. It plugs in effortlessly and works great! No problems as of yet!

      • Written by Hannah O from Raleigh

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Little Cord!

    • 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

      1 of 7 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

      14 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works Well

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