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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I have a projector that I use for all my presentations. I worked with my PC's but now I own a mac what will work to connect my mac to my projector
- Asked by Terrie O from Portola
Yes, this adapter will work, however, I would recommend you look at your projector and see if it has Yes, this adapter will work, however, I would recommend you look at your projector and see if it has a DVI port. This is the one slightly larger than the VGA. DVI will deliver better performance and will give you a digital signal so text and pictures are more vibrant. You might as well go with DVI since it is the same price as the VGA adapter. If your projector doesn't have DVI, VGA will work just fine. …
- Answered by Dylan M from Edmonds
can I use this with MacBook Air?
- Asked by Leonor B from Bacolod
Yes, you can. I was confused about it myself, but the thunderbolt connector that you have on your ma Yes, you can. I was confused about it myself, but the thunderbolt connector that you have on your macbook air can be used as a Mini DisplayPort.. So you don't need to buy any other converters, either. …
- Answered by Daniil C from Aventura
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
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
need cable to connect external backup to new iMac 21.5 usb port. Present cable to large to go for usb port
- Asked by Cynthia C from New Smyrna Beach
Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter - will this work from a mac mini to a samsung lcd tv?
- Asked by Joshua C from Chester-le-street
It should work if the TV has a VGA input, but this is not the best choice for several reasons:
1. V It should work if the TV has a VGA input, but this is not the best choice for several reasons:
1. VGA signal is analog. Your converting digital data to analog and back to digital, reducing image quality.
2. VGA doesn't carry sound.
You better get a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. …
- Answered by Elad T from Quincy