Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

$109.00

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 521 reviews

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Product Information

  • Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adapter. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.

    Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter to connect your Mac to a 30-inch display that includes a DVI connector, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display HD, and enjoy the ultimate widescreen canvas with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels.

  • Tech Specs

    • Mini DisplayPort
    • Dual-Link DVI
  • System Requirements

    • Mac OS X v.10.5.6 or later
    • Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
    • Mini DisplayPort

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Flicker, sporadic issues...

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major issues...

    First, when I plugged it into my brand new 2008 Macbook Pro I got a message saying that the USB device drew too Major issues...

    First, when I plugged it into my brand new 2008 Macbook Pro I got a message saying that the USB device drew too much power! I did manage to make it work by plugging it into my monitor's USB hub, but wow...

    Secondly, there is a slight flicker. You can see it clearly with certain kinds of backgrounds and fill patterns. It almost looks like the kind of noise you get with analog, except it's DVI. It's not a severe problem, but *any* flicker with DVI is ridiculous.

    Finally, sometimes it just fails. The screen will go all weird, and you have to reset it. Again, it looks like an analog failure mode except it's not...

    I'm going to wait a bit and then trying exchanging my adaptor at the Apple store. Maybe there are issues with the first-run units.

    Apple really botched this one. Dongles are bad enough, but overpriced broken ones... come on guys...

    • Written by from BOSTON

    1050 of 1233 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Flicker, sporadic issues...
  • Flaky performance

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I had to plug and unplug my monitor several times before it worked and even now the monitor won't wake up from sleep! Sometimes wh I had to plug and unplug my monitor several times before it worked and even now the monitor won't wake up from sleep! Sometimes when it does come up it flickers and has jaggies. I have to unplug the DVI and plug it back in to get it to stop. I never had any issues at all with this monitor on my old MBP. The size of this thing it HUGE, I can't believe they couldn't make it smaller. Literally about 3x4 inches! Feels like they released a poor product AND they did it LATE!

    • Written by from Phoenix

    939 of 1108 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Flaky performance
  • Doesn't Work with Gateway 30" Extreme Monitor

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug this new cable into my new macbook pro and 30" Gateway monitor and monitor is not seeing apple cable as a dual dvi cable. Was Plug this new cable into my new macbook pro and 30" Gateway monitor and monitor is not seeing apple cable as a dual dvi cable. Waste of money.

    • Written by from Saint Charles

    800 of 1023 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't Work with Gateway 30" Extreme Monitor
  • it was the right choice

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    it worked perfectly with my 30" cinema display.

    • Written by from gwynedd
    Was this useful? it was the right choice
  • 2015 Definitive Answer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Look, limited to 300 words.

    I have a Dell 30" 3007WFPHC monitor that has *only* a DVI input. It *requires* dual-link DVI (peri Look, limited to 300 words.

    I have a Dell 30" 3007WFPHC monitor that has *only* a DVI input. It *requires* dual-link DVI (period). No problem with my Mac Pro (Macpro4,1) but I now have a need to connect it to my Mac Mini Mid 2010 (Macmini4,1) with the base GeForce 320M internal graphics.

    I bought a 3rd party one for $69 (which likely could have worked... maybe I got a defect) which had cut in and out all the time. Case was hot.. not good.

    I became tired of having a 30" but not using it so I put in the $99. 5 seconds after getting home and I am happy to be using my 30" again. Tested sleep... OK. Tested booting... OK. Tested 3 hours straight and *no* issues... OK.

    Save yourself the time and just buy this. My Apple tech is older than what most have now so it will work. Be sure you have a decent dual-link DVI cable (mine came with the Dell monitor). Stop wasting time and just get it and be done.

    • Written by from Lake Worth

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? 2015 Definitive Answer
  • Not the best for Apple 30" Cinema Display

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I tried to use this adapter with my existing Apple 30" Cinema Display. I actually tried two different ones. Both showed lots of co I tried to use this adapter with my existing Apple 30" Cinema Display. I actually tried two different ones. Both showed lots of colored sparkles in black areas of the screen. Apple support was not very helpful or interested. Very unfortunate since I had just dropped $6000 on a new MacPro and this is the Apple recommended adapter to connect to the ultimate (their words) Apple 30" Cinema Display. (Check the Apple store MacPro accessories.) After weeks of frustration, I bought a Kanex C30 Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI $99. Works great! No sparkles. May even wake from sleep faster. Not as pretty, no pass-thru USB, but now I can use my multi-thousand dollar monitor. Thanks Kanex. Apple take a lesson.

    • Written by from Rochester

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not the best for Apple 30" Cinema Display

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