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
- Mini DisplayPort
- Compatible only with Mac computers with 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
111 of 130 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
107 of 124 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
100 of 114 people found this useful
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
Doesn't work with Mac Mini and Hazro HZ27WB
I bought this to link a brand new Mac Mini to a Hazro HZ27WB display. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
The failure mode was bizar re: the display would work perfectly for three or four seconds then blank for three or four seconds before coming back. Over and over again.
I tried a second one, but that had exactly the same problem. Apple support said it would take them four working days to come up with any kind of suggestion as to how to proceed.
I couldn't wait. I'm returning the adapter. And the Mac Mini. Try harder, Apple. …
- Written by Clive J
1 of 4 people found this useful