• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

    • Written by from Camarillo

    I was using a Macbook Pro 10.6.5 and an LG TV. Didn't work. I would use my Windows computer and it worked, I then tried my Macbook Pro and it didn't. I think its the cable, not the Macbook.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems across multiple platforms

    • Written by from San Tan Valley

    I have a 13 inch Macbook and have used this adapter with no problems. I have a first-generation flat screen monitor from a desktop I bought in '01. It works excellent with that. Additionally, I have more recently used this adapter on two different LCD televisions with no problems.
    It did take a few minutes the first time I used it to realize that you have to grab the window on your primary monitor and literally slide it over to the secondary monitor. I've used it this way to edit photos as well as watch movies and it works great.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Un reliable

    • Written by from Tonbridge

    It will work perfectly when connected to a Computer monitor, But anything else it will need to reboot to be able to connect to it... which is very inconvenient!

    10 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

    • Written by from CUPERTINO

    Connected to Samsung Monitor.... functions well with no errors

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    • Written by from Hempstead

    I first had my doubts when it was still shipping but i was wrong. once i hooked it up to my sony Bravia i was blown away. now i'm seeing my favorite videos in HD. Its just pure awesome.

    19 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA to Samsung TV

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I have read the review of this product not working with Samsung TVs. I have a Samsung UN46C9000 LED/LCD 3D TV. This adapter works VERY WELL with my TV. It gives a very clear and sharp picture with no hint of pixelation or other video artifacts.

    I highly recommend it!

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but...

    • Written by from Santo domingo

    It's work fine with a 17" AOC display, but when i use it with my 22" AOC Display, has very poor sharpness. I'll try with a MiniDisplayPort to DVI Adapter.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked first time - brilliant!

    • Written by from EXETER

    I just finished getting my brand new Macbook Pro 17" configured and ready to go when I needed to do a presentation at short notice. I went to the local Apple shop bought this device, plugged it in and it worked straight off without any hassle. I re-booted to Bootcamp and ran Windows 7, plugged the device in again and hey-presto it worked perfectly. And my presentation went well!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly

    • Written by from dubai

    I connected to my Panasonic 42" plasma easily the picture is perfect

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA plug thumbscrews won't fit!

    • Written by from Midland

    I often give presentations at work, and others in my Fortune 30 sized company are jealous of my MacBook Pro. Until I try to plug into the projector, that is. The thumbscrews on any of the projectors I've tried in the last year won't work in the Apple adapter, and the connection is so loose that the projector display often goes to "blue screen". This always results in comments from the crowd like "cheap Apple products"...

    Very frustrating and so unlike Apple. I sure hope they remedy this soon.

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Major Problems

    • Written by from Greenwich

    I am surprised that this adapter does not live up to Apple's usual high standard of quality.

    First, one wonders why a $30 device that is essential for almost all Mac Mini users is regarded as an option. It seems to be an underhanded attempt to gouge customers.

    Second, a simple device such as this should be able to attach to a VGA cable correctly. It does not. The thumb screws on my VGA cable are not long enough to reach the corresponding sockets on this Apple adapter. This means that the VGA cable will work itself loose. (When it does get loose, by the way, the Mac Mini somehow forgets the correct resolution of my HP 1440 x 900 display. After hours of trying to reset the resolution, I accidentally stumbled on the cause when I touched this Apple VGA adapter. Now I have to use Scotch tape to hold the cable and adapter together!)

    This is not the level of quality I have come to expect from Apple, and I have tempered my enthusiasm for the company's products accordingly.

    104 of 118 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I got my MacBook Pro 17" with my 37" mon

    • Written by from Littlehampton

    This is great to have must be the best thing for you device

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA male will not attach to this piece of junk

    • Written by from Richmond

    Piece of *censored* - non-standard holes are set back too far for any standard male VGA plug to attach. This means your cables will work loose and come apart. *censored* *censored* - expensive overpriced *censored*, Steve.

    47 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but scratched

    • Written by from Guadalajara

    Works great, it's durable and small. The thing is that it gets scratched very easy because of the glossy finish.

    14 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great...

    • Written by from Davenport

    ...on my Viewsonic.

    I also have the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI for my big Vizio screen. That works fine too.

    I only wish they were cheaper. C'mon Apple, if you are going to use a custom port design, can't you at least bring it down to $19?

    52 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Excellent little adaptor, although an HDMI port on every apple computer would be preferred. But then again, we don't live in a perfect world. After purchasing a VGA to HDMI cable, I finally can see the content of my 13 inch laptop on the 40 inch LCD tv. It's great! I can watch movies, browse the internet from the couch via the lovely track pad, it works! You can view mirror image or use the tv as a second display. After a year, it's worth the $35.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works after calling Apple.....

    • Written by from Alamogordo

    I have a Macbook Pro and had issues getting my Samsung T.V. to read the VGA adapter. After calling Apple, they walked me through resetting my laptop. When we did this, the t.v. was able to pick up the signal and it worked. If your adapter is not working, don't worry....it's just a communication issue between the laptop and the t.v. Apple will be able to help you with this. They will walk you through the whole process. I gave it 3 stars, because it should not be this difficult. Other than that, the adapter works great.

    83 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last

    • Written by from Hooper Bay

    Anyone who writes a a positive review of this product must work for Apple.

    First, with the money it costs to buy a Macbook, you should expect it to come with a VGA port already installed. Why should anyone need to pay an additional 30 dollars for an adapter? It's an inconvenience.

    Second, these adapters do not hold up very long. I use mine every day. After two months of teaching, it is already starting to black out. They aren't built to handle the long haul. I have this problem every year. Last year, I went through 3 adapters.

    Someone at Apple needs to wake-up and learn to make a durable product that will last.

    64 of 82 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited Resolution

    • Written by from Victoria

    Maximum resolution seems to be limited to 1600x1200 and 1920x1080. I'm using an Aluminum MacBook (2008). My 1920x1440 CRT is crippled.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Long Ordeal

    • Written by

    I bought this expensive item and it only worked for a short time before causing problems. Worked intermittently, screen went black, needed cold-starts to reconnect, then finally fail to connect under the proper screen resolution.
    It took several weeks to get Apple to diagnose and I'm still waiting for the replacement to be shipped. Will the new one also fail in short order? I suspect it will. In the meantime, I can't do my usual work without the monitor.

    19 of 24 people found this useful