Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adaptor. 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 Adaptor 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.
- Mini DisplayPort
- Dual-Link DVI
- Mac OS X v.10.5.6 or later
- Compatible only with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort
- Mini DisplayPort
- Compatible only with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later.
Ratings & Reviews
Serious noise / interference problems - as widely reported
I purchased one of these (expensive) adaptors for use with a new MacBook. Unfortunately there is serious interference on black par ts of the screen. Many other users have encountered this, so I don't believe my experience is uncommon. …
- Written by Ben M from LONDON
112 of 131 people found this useful
doesn't work properly with Macbook Pro (late 2008) and Dell 30" monitors
beware, doesn't work with a Macbook Pro (late 2008) and any Dell 30" (3007wfp /3007wfp-hc), every so often the infamous 'fuzz of d eath' appears and your screen will be unreadable, leaving only a re-boot or unpluging/repluging the adpater to bring the screen back, but only for awhile.
check out the forums for details, especially the thread intitled - 'periodic Dual-link display problem with new adapter'.
very poor show from Apple to release a faulty product. …
- Written by Steve N from LONDON
108 of 125 people found this useful
Serious issue with non Apple displays
Beware of buying this accessory, if you have a non-Apple 30" display then it will almost certainly cause problems. It is regrettab le that Apple should put its loyal customers in this position. A 30" monitor is a significant investment, and it may not be viable for people to replace their perfectly good displays with the Apple display so that they can receive reliable performance. My hope is that this is merely a software issue that can hopefully be corrected via a software update. …
- Written by Yassir A from Swindon
101 of 115 people found this useful
Good for Macbook Pro to 30" CInema Display
I purchased this adapter as I had to after purchasing a 30 inch Apple Cinema display for use with my Mid 2009 MacBook Pro. The dev ice itself works very well and as it should, allowing a flawless connection between the two devices. However the price of £70 is ridiculous, I had no choice but to pay the fee however it shouldn't be that much, maybe £40.
If you are going to buy this and use it with a big monitor make sure that your graphics card is up to scratch as in full screen mode (watching a video or film) the monitor is dropping frames sometimes. It's really not an issue for me though. And movies in VLC media player always seem to work flawlessly for some reason. …
- Written by Hugh T from Cwmbran
The adapter works - check the cable
Bough the adapter and tested two cables that LOOKED like dual-link DVI - didn't work for DELL3007WFPHC. Thought I would return it .
When putting the cables back, noted another one labelled Dual-Link DVI. Tested, works perfect. …
- Written by Lucian I from London
2 of 3 people found this useful
it works fine
The device works well. It needs to use one USB port, not just the mini-display port. Having read some earlier reviews, I was not f ully sure it would be working without disruptions, but everything is fine so far, although the price is quite extreme. …
- Written by Kirill P from Cambridge
1 of 2 people found this useful