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.
- Mini DisplayPort
- Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
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Can I connect my MacBook Pro to 2 external monitors?
- Asked by Joseph W from Billingham
I hate to go against someone else's answer, but I have a 13" MacBook Pro (early 2011), and it does h I hate to go against someone else's answer, but I have a 13" MacBook Pro (early 2011), and it does have Thunderbolt. All 2011 and later MacBook Pro's have Thunderbolt and all 2011 and later MacBook Air's have thunderbolt. If you have Thunderbolt, you can daisy chain you monitors together, like mentioned in the other answer. The Apple Thunderbolt Display is good for this, although a bit pricy ($999). …
- Answered by Teagan G from Pender Island
Can I use my laptop while watching something from it using the VGA cord? Essentially can I multitask?
- Asked by Haley P from East Longmeadow
you can either use this product to mirror the display or extended it essentially acting as an Yes,
you can either use this product to mirror the display or extended it essentially acting as an extra monitor. So you could easily have a something running on your TV/monitor and work on the laptop. …
- Answered by Avery A from Savage
Will this work for a 13 inch mid-2009 Macbook Pro?
- Asked by Nolan Q from Bryan
What cables do I require to connect my MacBook to any TV so I can watch movies?
- Asked by Marta J from Hamilton
1.) It depends on what MacBook model you have. The new aluminum models have the Mini DisplayPort (Mi 1.) It depends on what MacBook model you have. The new aluminum models have the Mini DisplayPort (Mini DP) connector, but the White models use Mini-DVI. Depending on which MacBook you have, you will need to buy either a Mini DP or Mini DVI Adapter.
2.) If your TV has a VGA or DVI input, you can use Apple's Mini DP/DVI adapters. There is also a 3rd-party Mini DP/DVI to HDMI Adapter you can use if you only have an HDMI input on your TV. So the first thing you need is the adapter that matches your MacBook and your TV
3.) Cables: now all you need is the right cable to go along with your adapter. If you bought a VGA adapter, use a VGA cable. for DVI adapters, use a DVI cable... etc etc. …
- Answered by Alex R from Miami
Using imac as a display?
- Asked by Dan B
No, Target DisplayMode only accepts a DisplayPort signal. If your PC has DisplayPort output, you sho No, Target DisplayMode only accepts a DisplayPort signal. If your PC has DisplayPort output, you should be able to use a DisplayPort to miniDisplayPort cable to accomplish this. …
- Answered by Kevin W from San Antonio