• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just buy it!!!

    • Written by from LONDON

    If you think that you need this converter just buy it!! After reading all the reviews I was bit confused but the cable working perfect with my "Sumsung"!! You should atleast give a try before second thought as Apple got 17 days return policy!!!

    Peace!!

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not redesign this adapter?

    • Written by from Paradise

    As noted by others, the housing does not allow a proper attachment with a standard VGA cable. The female connecters are set too deep for the male VGA connectors to reach. I, like others, have resorted to the use of duct tape to hold the cable to the adapter. I don't understand why Apple does not listen to the suggestions and modify the design. (Used left over duct tape on iphone4 for good measure...)

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but cheap quality and expensive

    • Written by from Calgary

    Summary: Works on Macbook Pro with Samsung TV and projector. Cheap quality and expensive.

    Detail:
    I love how user friendly, virus-free, and stable Macs are, but I hate Mac accessories. All the cables that go with Mac products were cheap to produce and the quality shows it; but Apple marks up the price because they know you'll pay for it.

    The wrapping at the joints, like those found on the power adapter, headphones, or iPhone USB cables, end up splitting due to stress from wear even when handled with extra care. Cables from non-Apple devices are constructed so that they allow some flex to relieve some stress which adds life to the product (and reduces e-waste).
    The packaging for the adapter is unnecessary and wasteful - this adapter could have been sold as a loose item in a bin to reduce the usage of plastic and paper, and also reduce transportation costs and pollution by packing more items in a smaller space.

    Besides the negative environmental impact of cheaply produced electronic accessories, you have to consider the financial aspects of Mac accessories. Having spent close to $3000 on a Macbook Pro, it would be nice if Apple offered some complimentary accessories with the initial purchase. But for argument sake, let's say that it would intact additional cost as a whole to Apple products. Selling a single adapter for $35 that only cost pennies to produce is a bit much. This accessory should be priced more reasonably at about $5. Because the mini-display port is an propriety technology, consumers have little choice but to pay whatever price determined by Apple .

    What I would like to see from Apple in the future is that they produce higher quality accessories, reduce the environmental impact, and price their accessories more reasonable. On the plus side, it works out of the box without any hassle as expected.

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sad!

    • Written by from Fuquay Varina

    I'm so frustrated. We love Apple in our school district but these adapters wear out so quickly. The last two that we purchased didn't even last two months. Very disappointing.

    40 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good adapter

    • Written by

    Hello,
    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter is very good.

    31 of 32 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.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but.....

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    The adaptor works, but why not simply make a mini display port to hdmi cable? It would be cheaper and eliminate the big ugly connector needed to hook 2 disparate cables together. Come on Apple. After creating the beauty that is the new MacBook, you shortcut the cables?

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another user with Samsung issues

    • Written by from San Carlos

    This connector also does not work with my Samsung LCD TV, at ANY resolution output. Model LN-T4065F.

    I suppose I'll try the DVI version, then go DVI-->HDMI.

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shorted out

    • Written by from Menomonie

    The adapter shorted out just before a public presentation. Unreliability isn't cool. I suggest Apple sell these in pacts of six, and at the current price of 1.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 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.

    29 of 29 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.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    TO ALL SAMSUNG LCD OWNERS

    • Written by

    This adapter works just fine, just change the VGA cable that you got with Samsung LCD. It misses some wires in it, and this is why this displayport adapter wont work with it.

    P.S.
    Apple should test this issue and write a notice somewhere, cause many users waste a lot of time experimenting this.

    36 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can Apple Help??

    • Written by from Providence

    Can Apple weigh in on this? I have a Samsung LCD and the VGA cable I have worked fine with my PC. Then I bought this when I got a new 13" aluminum Macbook and it doesn't work. Lots of people say it has to do with grounding pins on the VGA cable, but why does that same cable work with my PC? Why doesn't the Macbook work? Help!

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Putney

    Just acquired a new Macbook pro (really nice bit of kit). Connected it to my Samsung 22" monitor via this converter. Now get the old blank sync screen every five mins. Makes me want to put my head through the screen. Is there anything I can do to fix this?... After reading the other reviews appears not. Please fix this Apple!

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I purchased this last week with some trepidation due to mixed reviews here. I tried it out on projectors and displays at work. Here are my results:

    Displays: Dell U2410 and HP LA2205wg both were auto detected and worked fine
    Projectors: Panasonic LB30U, Panasonic PT-L735U and Optima DLP were auto detected and worked fine.

    I am using a late 2011 15" Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) with the auto switching of graphics enabled. I went from one display/projector to the next without rebooting or fiddling with the display settings. I never had any difficulties at all.

    I am pleased with my purchase so far.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine SOMETIMES

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    this cable works fine. i use it everyday on a projector the problem is this is my 4th one in 2 years! this cable is very sensitive you cant twist it and bend it if you do its like the cables in the inside is twisting up inside. APPLE needs to fix all their cables and prices cause all of this ain't worth it

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works...for 2 months

    • Written by from Burlington

    I had just bought one, and was apprehensive about it. But it worked beautifully with everything I hooked it up with, including my 46" SAMSUNG TV(yeah, samsung, ). after a month of light use and lugging it between home and school, it just crapped out. Just like that. no warning or anything. Doubleyou-tee-eff, Apple. Also $30? Fo-real? Apple...$10. No more than $10.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless PC monitor becomes a useful Mac Accessory.

    • Written by from Raymore

    When I upgraded to a Macbook in June 2011 my monitor to my PC just sat on my desk collecting dust. I had no use for it I was thinking about giving it away until I saw this on Apple's website now my Dell Widescreen flat panel monitor is a true life saver when I'm doing research papers and need a bigger monitor to put more windows on my screen then my 15" Macbook Pro screen by itself. Now when I'm typing all I have to do is look to the left and theirs all my research data while I'm typing on Pages on my MacBooks screen. I truly recommend this product if you have a useless monitor sitting somewhere and would like to get some use out of it with your Mac.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Marinette

    I use this in class everyday with a projector. Easy set up and works just like it should.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly with my Macbook Unibody and Samsung R8 TV.

    • Written by from Plymouth

    I don't usually write reviews but I feel that some people might be getting misinformed by some of the reviews already posted.

    This adapter worked perfectly with my Samsung R8 LCD tv. I plugged it in, the TV detected my Macbook and it worked straight away (and looked awesome!).

    I can only speak from my experience here with the combination of using a Macbook Unibody and Samsung R8, I don't doubt that this adapter might not work with some Samsung tv's, but given that the R8 is very popular model I thought I'd better mention how well this adapter worked for me.

    29 of 30 people found this useful