• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    • Written by from Clinton Township

    It worked fine at first, then one day as I was disconnection it from the MiniDisplay port on my MacBook Pro, the plastic came apart from the wire slightly. It still works but now there are lines across my secondary monitor and when I first plug it in, I have to wiggle the wire around for a minute in order to get the other screen to turn on. If I bump into it on accident, the secondary monitor will lose signal and turn off momentarily.

    Compared to other Apple products, this adapter is very low quality.

    94 of 101 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!!!!

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I just purchased this Mini Displayport to VGA ADAPTER on 10-19-12 and must say i am really pleased. Bought it to use with my new macbook pro, but i was really nervous about all the reviews saying that it doesn't work. Well for those of you that were like me if you have a monitor or TV with a VGA port chances are its going to work. I have used it on various 1080p dell monitors. I wish i could say why all these people are having bad experiences maybe i was just lucky? Besides that i think product does work its the monitors or tvs that are having the problems.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    inconsistant with multimedia projectors

    • Written by from Rawalpindi

    I find it quite inconsistent in its performance. Sometimes it works perfectly and other time the moment I connect it my macbook pro gets hanged showing the beachball.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good adapter

    • Written by

    Hello,
    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter is very good.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems connecting to a data projector

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Like many other users of this product, I also am having problems using it. It simply doesn't work. It is not user error as has been suggested by one of the other reviewers. I have tried all the suggestions made by some of the other users.

    35 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worthless

    • Written by from Porto Alegre

    Does not work with any of the 6 samsung tv's I have at home. On other brands, just fine! Next step, I'll be dumping my iphone for a galaxy! C'mon guys!

    28 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy system

    • Written by from Belmont

    Doesn't work with most LCD projectors.

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Threaded holes recessed too far

    • Written by from NEW HAVEN

    This cable work fine. But as others have commented, the threaded portions of the "scroo" holes are too far recessed. I can't tighten the "scroos" on my VGA cable - the threads are too far away. This is the first time I've EVER seen such a problem. For a $30 part, I don't expect to have to duct tape it to my VGA cable. Didn't they test this?

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Product

    • Written by from Florence

    Although you have to plug the VGA end in before you plug in the mini display port, the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter works great in my 2012 Macbook Pro. I run it through the thunderbolt port and it works great.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never Been More Pleased

    • Written by from Irwin

    I ordered this yesterday afternoon, and it arrived this morning. Hooked it right into my Thunderbolt port on my 15 inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina...works excellent. Love the shipping speed and the cord worked right out of the box. Great job Apple.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly documented

    • Written by from Berkeley

    The documentation says this adapter lets you connect your computer to any "standard analog" device. Does any manufacturer describe its product as a "standard analog" device? So, the buyer doesn't know whether Apple warrants the adapter as compatible with any particular target device.

    I have a Samsung 450 (LN32D450G1D), and its (nearly incomprehensible) documentation describes it as a "digital" device, so I can't assert that this adapter should work with it. And it doesn't. My MacBook Pro (early 2011) doesn't recognize the Samsung monitor when connected via this adapter. But my ancient G4 PowerBook (2001) works just fine with the Samsung when directly connected with the same VGA cable (for which no adapter is required).

    If Apple were more helpful, it would post a compatibility table with each such adapter and let users fill in "yes" and "no" for any combination of host and target device.

    37 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter Not the Issue

    • Written by from Cottonwood

    Just got the new MacBook Pro and the adapter will not work. It worked fine on my MacBook. I think it's the computer not the adapter. Just today had to make a presentation and could not get the adapter to work with my MacBook Pro. Fortunately, another teacher loaned me her computer, a MacBook. Plugged in the very same adapter and it worked perfectly. Hard to give this adapter a good rating when it doesn't work with all computers that it is designed for. Here's a thought how about creating an adapter that works with your new line of MacBook Pros. Loyal customer for many years. Hard to recommend your products when you can't fully use them. The ability to project my computer screen using an LCD is essential.

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does work with Samsung TV!

    • Written by from Carshalton

    Just thought I'd say in response to other reviewers using Samsung TVs that this adapter works fine. Just make sure you are on mirror settings which is under System Preferences - Display - Arrangement, and you should be fine!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adaptor for MBP 13inch

    • Written by from Hereford

    I bought a MBP In July, to date i have had one visit to store and two calls from support yet the thunderbolt port still fails to synch. As a tutor and student, the one thing I hate is being embarrassed. After borrowing other windows systems for presentations, Apple has allowed this to occur now, as they fail to rectify the fault! Be very aware the cable to attach MBP to VGA often doesn't work. The forums support this! The fault is there, but they fail to advise before purchase and don't help after...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can not output to projector with this and MacBook Air 11" 2012

    • Written by from 台中市

    MacBook Air 11" 2012 has only one Thunderbolt port, and my "old" Mini-display to VGA convert cable is able plugging in. It was so disappointed, while I done this, nothing appeared on the projector screen and flashing with "non compatible signal". What's going on, is Thunderbolt different to Mini-display?

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's says on the tin

    • Written by from Garner

    Works great with mid-2009 MacBook pro and Sony TV.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on my MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Horsham

    Blurb implies it will connect any Mac with a Mini Display Port to VGA. I still use 3yr old MacBook and it works fine into VGA plug on my Sony & Panasonic TV. But my brand new expensive MacBook Pro just says "no signal". I am not inclined to experiment with other expensive adaptors which may or may not work, Apple I am not happy with the quality of your information.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues with new macbookpro

    • Written by from Aurora

    I'm having similar issues with my macbook pro since June when I bought it. Eventually fed up, I took the macbook pro back. The geniuses at the Apple store could not find the problem so they sent it somewhere else to be evaluated. Once there, they put in a new hard drive and system board. Guess what, still having the same problem. Using the same cable on my old macbook never presented this problem. If I restart the computer it freezes and won't boot. I'm beginning to regret the purchase of my $1,600 computer when I could've bought a cheaper one that works. Quality is definitely suffering since the service at the genius bar only made me mad when they basically told me that if they can't simulate the problem in the store I'm out of luck. Maybe this review is more of a reflection of the macbook pro itself and not the adaptor. But, when I buy any product especially from Apple (with premium prices), I expect it to work consistently. This is far from my experience.

    45 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Air (2012) restart to connect to external VGA monitors

    • Written by from Chassell

    I am confirming another review and post regarding the Thunderbolt video connection to VGA adapter on a week old 2012 MacBook Air. After an afternoon of disappointment attempting connections to several different monitors using several different cables and thoughts that the adapter was broken or not compatible with the Thunderbolt port, I concur that there must be a software/firmware error in the 2012 MacBook Air related to the Thunderbolt port so that it will not connect to *any* external monitor using the VGA adapter without rebooting the machine with the monitor attached. I confirmed this tonight.

    Nothing wrong with the minidisplay to VGA adapter as an interface. It is perhaps not the most ideal design, but it works. Apple, c'mon guys. The company generally makes good stuff but you've got to get the bar raised again or you've lost it... Professor of EE...

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design - Why fix what ain't broke?

    • Written by from Greenville

    Works flawlessly transmitting video, but as others have said, the female port on this adapter is recessed flush with the casing and standard screws on a male VGA cable aren't long enough to reach the threads on the adapter. I have to use rubber bands to secure the adapter to the VGA cable (thankfully, the rectangular design of the adapter makes this easy). I even attached some #4-40 standoff screws to the adapter threads, hoping this would avoid having to use rubber bands. Unfortunately, with the standoff screws in place, the VGA cable pins could not now reach the female port, as the port is recessed too far. You would need shorter screws. Not worth the hassle, so I'll use rubber bands to avoid the cable coming unplugged. I love Apple products, but sometimes you have to wonder what they're smoking with certain design changes.

    36 of 37 people found this useful