• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Leamington Spa

    My old MacBook pro played nicely with both my Xerox external monitor and Toshiba TV. The image was crisp and sharp, not as good as the MacBook screen but pretty good nonetheless.

    With my new MacBook Pro plus this adapter my external monitor looks rubbish. The screen is off centre, the resolution is stretched (yes I've tried different settings and continue to search the forums for a fix) and text is really blurry. As for the TV I get nothing, nada. A blank screen and a 'Video format not supported' error message.

    This is all rather poor and annoying. I expect better from Apple for the sort of prices we pay - please sort it out!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems…

    • Written by from HAILSHAM

    Have purchased 3 for my art department staff. There have been no issues with using external monitors or projectors/smartboards. I have used one to connect my MBP to HD TV which also works fine. Tempting fate?

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid design

    • Written by from Upper Mt Gravatt

    Works no problem doing that it's meant to do. But the thread to secure your VGA cable into is recessed too far into the case. This means you can't secure them together like you would want to if you were plugging a VGA (or any other) cable into the back of your computer. Annoying considering the price tag. Nice one, Apple.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    May have trouble syncing with monitors at higher resolutions

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have a late-2010 13" MB Air and use this adapter with various monitors. It appears that the VGA timings or signal strength on the laptop are marginal at higher resolutions (1600x1200 and above). The effect is that you periodically get zig-zag bursts across the entire screen. This is the analog VGA signal slipping between scanlines.

    The reason I'm mentioning this on the adapter page is that the build quality of the adapter appears to contribute to this. Perhaps there isn't proper shielding. In any case, I have tried three of these adapters and some are worse than others.

    Hopefully this issue can be fixed in the MB Air so that VGA is more usable at higher resolutions.

    Variables I have eliminated by trying different options: monitors, VGA cables, computer (2009 Mac Mini has no problem with same monitor and cable), USB or no USB attached, wireless networking disabled, and locations (home and office). Things that definitely fix it: using a DVI adapter or resolutions under 1600x1200 with VGA.

    So, if you have a single monitor, get the DVI adapter instead. If you're doing presentations, you have to use VGA but switch to a lower resolution.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just fine

    • Written by from croton on hudson

    We use this to connect our MaCBook Pro's to a Toshiba TDP-T99 projector without any issues. What more could you ask for?

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Portlethen

    I bought this to use alongside an AOC e943Fws 18.5" monitor to go with my macbook pro for dual display - it really works brilliant - plug & play, love it :-D

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work properly!

    • Written by from Coimbatore

    I got this for my 15' High End Macbook Pro for connecting to my Samsung 23" monitor. Disappointingly it supports all the resolutions but does not support the native 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display is visible but the screen is moved to the sides leaving a big black bar in left of the screen.

    33 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its works great except for 1 problem thats bugging me

    • Written by from Southern River

    I got this adapter the other day to use on a smallish screen i have mounted on the wall next to my iMac.
    However every time i start up the mac the second screen is not adjusted correctly
    I press the auto resize on the screen but it just stays the same with the screen being cut off at the bottom and the side, the only solution to this problem i have found it to unplug the reinsert the MDP plug in the mac, then once the screen dosent need to be resized and the screen is fine

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Woodley

    This cable gives me dual screens on my MacBook Pro (2009) via an older LCD HP1702 monitor.

    Just plugged everything in and it works great at a good resolution on the HP1702.

    Not a lot more to say really :)

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    • Written by from Debrecen

    I bought the adapter for a 2011 13" MBP, and it works fine so far with an ASUS monitor, and an LG HDTV. No problems, no flickering, very simple product. I think the ones who has problems with flickering, and such, the problem is NOT in the adapter, but the Mac's VGA. Anyway, a recent update for MacBook Pros featured a fix for external displays, and Intel graphic cards.

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best accessory for MAC

    • Written by from Loxahatchee

    I just bought my 13-inch mac book pro when it came out in February and I then bought the mini-VGA . I then hooked it to my 31.5 inch Westinghouse Tv and its like my mac blew up to a bigger screen. This product is very good for gaming and secondary screens, and this is a really good thing for mac because they don't have vga ports like PC's do.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought this to use in my classroom with my MacBook so I could connect it to the projector for large class presentations. It works great and I've never had an issue with it. The price is right as well, not too expensive for a teacher buying her own technology to use in the classroom. :)

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from MIDDLESBROUGH

    So cheap... does exactly what it says on the tin! Thanks once again Apple ;)

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing result

    • Written by from Leeds

    Used this to plug my new Macbook Pro 13" to AG Neovo F419 external monitor.
    Nothing wrong with the monitor. It works fine with other laptops including old Macbook Pro 15".

    Now it flickers continuously and is completely unwatchable. Why??!!

    14 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, So Easy - Use for your TV!

    • Written by from University Park

    Fantastic. Just make sure your TV has the right ports, silly people!! Not one meant just for PCs. I have an old Insignia 42" (4 years old) a 5-yr-old macbook, and a new macbook and this works perfectly for both set ups. Have the macbook screen and sound plugged into the DVI port and its associated sound input port. Do NOT have them plugged into the RGB PC port.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK for low resolution

    • Written by from San Carlos

    This mini adapter works well for small external monitor but when it comes to 1900x1200 external monitor, the display start to give an annoying jitter. Proven with 2 separate purchased Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapters and two 1900x1200 24" different made monitors with a 15" MacBookPro i7 QuadCore.

    Note: There is no problem with my Sony notebook VGA output for these monitors.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest way to go

    • Written by from Wichita Falls

    Ok.... so Apple decided to do a little bit of marketing strategies once again. The easiest way that I found is buy this minidisplayport to vga adapter and then buy a vga to vga extension along with it. It cost about $50 total, but it's better than paying $100 dollars for an extension without the vga attachment.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The adapter works perfectly when connecting a 13" MacBook Pro to a Dell (or any non-Mac) external monitor. Great size to travel with as well.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EEBKAC

    • Written by from Madison

    Error exists between keyboard and chair. People give these products a bad review because they buy the wrong item, then say it doesn't work. This display port plug-in works perfectly with the products it is SUPPOSED to work for.

    68 of 91 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great

    • Written by from Diamond Bar

    I bought the adaptor yesterday, and when i tried it out it didn't work on my samsung tv, wasted 29 bucks for it -.-

    21 of 48 people found this useful