• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    tflung

    • Written by from Hongkong

    Great product and easy handling. If possible, have connect to multi-ports instead to VGA. That is too great!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised! (Also: why do some adaptors break!?)

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    I have had this product for over 2 years now and it still works flawlessly with my MacBook Pro's (late 2012 and mid 2013 models) and a variety of models (even some samsung monitors).

    Many reviews seem to mention that they stop working after some time. I have not had this problem but I would attribute the breaking adaptors to three reasons:

    1) People who twist the white adaptor cable when it is plugged in.
    (that 3 inch white connector cord looks very vulnerable) you may risk disconnecting some of the wires that connect the adaptor and the thunderbolt port. When it is plugged in make sure there is no tension on this small white cord!)

    2) People who damage the pins in the connector cable.
    The connector pins in any VGA male/male cable are very fragile. Do you disconnect of reconnect the pins frequently to different monitors? Maybe it is your VGA cable and not the adaptor. Or maybe you scratched up the female VGA port on the monitor or adaptor itself. Be gentle and always pull straight out of the socket (wrenching a VGA in its port, i.e. twisting when removing WILL DAMAGE PINS AND THE PORT. Get a new VGA cable first if the adaptor stops working because VGA cables are known to die over time.

    3) Overheating of the adaptor
    The more you use the connector for large periods of time the hotter it will get. Over heating the adaptor will decrease its longevity. I typically only use this for a few hours at a time, and unplug it from my computer when I am done.

    To summarize, I have used this product successfully for 2 years on more than a dozen different monitors and TV... it always worked for me! Take care of your adaptor and cables and you should have no problem with this device!!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from FREMONT

    As I have found in the past, Apple products always perform excellent right out of the box with fit and function designed to work perfectly.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked with Samsung instantly

    • Written by from Southwark

    Connected a 2010 MBA (OSX 10.6.8) to an old 2008 Samsung VGA monitor, not feeling hopeful after reading the reviews here. Came on immediately, works perfectly, I had to do absolutely nothing. Brilliant.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great with LG monitor

    • Written by from Tucson

    THis product worked great from my mac mini to LG 27" IPS LED monitor

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Play Itunes because of "High bandwidth digital content protection"

    • Written by

    You can't play itunes videos through it. I wish I could leave a review of less than 1 star. To play HD itunes videos you need a HDCP connection, aka digital. Screen output should be cut and dry. Once the computer outputs analog video, it should have nothing more to do with it and it should be able to play all files through it. Other HD videos play just fine, it is just a problem with itunes being overcomplicated. Don't buy this if you want to have anything to do with itunes videos.

    17 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Brilliant

    • Written by from Cockatoo

    This is just perfect for what I needed to do when doing presentations and the customer doesn't have an HDMI capable TV. Works like a charm on my Macbook Pro 13" Retina.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works well but does not support maximum VGA refresh rates/resolutions

    • Written by from Fort Langley

    The adapter is an active adapter which converts a digital signal with pixel clocks up to 180 MHz to an analog signal. This one piece of information should be mentioned in the technical specifications because it directly relates to all the resolutions and frequencies allowed by the adapter. The FAQ has a mention of maximum screen resolutions but it's not precise.

    I have a Sony GDM-F520 that can support 2048x1536 at 85Hz. Using GTF timing, the adapter will allow 2048x1536 at 41 Hz which is too slow for the CRT (minimum 47 Hz). However, CVT-RB timings also work and will allow 2048x1536 at 51 Hz. It also allows 2100x1575 at 49 Hz. CVT-RB timing may cause an issue with the left and right edge positions on a CRT though.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    useful product

    • Written by from Salatiga

    This is a very useful product, I do not need to borrow another laptop when doing a presentation, it is also very easy to use there is no excessive setting, just connect from my macbook air to a projector and use it, thank you apple.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey (no surprise) but "just works" perfectly for business use

    • Written by

    Enter conference room.
    Connect VGA from projector to "Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor."

    Turn on projector and connect displayport to MacBook Pro. Boom.. the image on your mac is now on the big display and everyone is looking at it. The screen on the MacBook Pro will likely shrink to the resolution of the projector. At first you are not happy about losing your screen resolution. Then you realize your MacBook Pro figured out it needed to downsize and did it for you automatically. It just worked.

    I have also connected to a number of non-tv, old-fashions VGA displays with success.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality

    • Written by from Tampines

    Works perfectly with my Macbook Pro and any VGA compatible device such as projectors and TVs! I can now hook up my Macbook Pro with my TV and watch movies together with my family. What an excellent product!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works! Samsung owners, read your manual first!!!!!!!

    • Written by from London

    Great product, works perfectly. Those Samsung owners complaining that this product doesn't work on Samsung TV's, well, perhaps you should have read your manuals first. Samsung has restricted certain modern TV's to use DVI, not VGA. So it's a Samsung Support Issue! Don't blame Apple for it not working. Remember folks, VGA only supports picture, you need a separate stereo/phono cable for audio.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use!

    • Written by from ALBANY

    Can't use with my PHILIPS 15" monitor, my HDTV.
    Mark my words if your monitor was so old.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works better than HDMI

    • Written by from Singapore

    I recently purchased a Mac mini (the one with the fusion drive) and hooked it up to my Toshiba TV via HDMI. The display was a letdown coz it could ramp up to 1080p or 1080i - which is HD display.

    My TV did not have a DVI input.

    I could not get my latest mac mini to go 1920 X 1080 - when my company laptop could do so. Apple support could not help much.

    I eventually pulled out an OLD 2009 Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor from my white macbook, hooked it up to my mac mini's thunderbolt display port and it worked. The resolution is even better than HDMI, the only small problem is that I have to link the audio separately.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't really work

    • Written by from Auckland

    I purchased this specifically to demo software from Windows 7 via Bootcamp. This adapter will connect me to customer projectors but only in 640x420 resolution so is completely useless. I have spent hours on forums and updating drivers with no success. Apple have been no help at all.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small, light and works

    • Written by from Tampere

    So far this adapter has worked 100% of the time, and I use video projectors quite a bit in many different locations.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Well

    • Written by from Farley Green

    Rarely do I bother to write a review, but I bought this after seeing the negative comments (really needed it), but it worked excellently when I used it. In case I did something different, the VGA output was converted using a splitter into a Composite output which was sent to the projectors (not samsung so I don't know whether this would work). On the whole pretty good.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works Fantastic!

    • Written by from laurel springs

    bought it not even a couple weeks ago. Tried it out on my Macbook pro.First, tried it on my TV and it worked great. Then on the day of my presentation, I used it on my projector and worked amazing. Got an A+ and was happy the next day. Really great buy. good for school and business projects.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Elastic band not included

    • Written by from Kendal

    A poorly designed product from Apple. It functions OK but the receptors for the stabilising screws from a standard VGA cable don't engage with the screws so you need a couple of firm elastic bands to hold it together. Very disappointing that a company that is so design oriented should make such a clumsy design fault in a standard connector.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Better description would have been helpful

    • Written by from Cloughjordan

    Like others who've posted here, I'm having to return this item because it's the wrong size for my MacBook. Before ordering, I checked 'About this computer' but it didn't say what kind of display hardware I had (just told me that no display was connected), so I examined the photos of the adapter and, as it looked the same as the display port on my MacBook, I assumed that it would fit okay. When it arrived, though, it was way too small (mini, I guess).

    So, for anyone who has a plain old white MacBook like mine - it DOES NOT HAVE A MINI DISPLAY PORT, so don't waste your time and money ordering this.

    I feel annoyed with Apple for not explaining the difference between an ordinary display port and a mini one. I'm not a techie and I don't want to have to go and dig out all the literature before buying a small accessory - I expect there to be enough information within the product description for me to make the right choice.

    And I still don't know which (if any) adapter's compatible with my MacBook.

    44 of 108 people found this useful