Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

HK$750

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 589 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

    1059 of 1243 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

    944 of 1113 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

    805 of 1031 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't Work with Gateway 30" Extreme Monitor
  • Perfect for new 5K 27" iMac and Apple Cinema Display

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried to use an inexpensive thunderbolt to DVI adapter to connect my new 27" iMac 5K to an older Apple Cinema display. Results wer Tried to use an inexpensive thunderbolt to DVI adapter to connect my new 27" iMac 5K to an older Apple Cinema display. Results were poor at best with limited resolution. Then I tried the Apple Dual-Link Adapter and the picture was incredible with full 2560 x 1440 resolution and perfect color. No flicker or distortion. I could not be happier! Worth every penny.

    • Written by from New City
    Was this useful? Perfect for new 5K 27" iMac and Apple Cinema Display
  • Adapter does not work with Mac mini and 30" monitor

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have a 30" Apple Studio monitor that I planned to use with my new Mac Mini

    Before I bought the computer I checked out whether o Have a 30" Apple Studio monitor that I planned to use with my new Mac Mini

    Before I bought the computer I checked out whether or not I could use it. All specs checked out.

    All the technical specifications and literature says the adapter was specifically built for this application.

    Except it doesn't work.

    The first cable produced an image the first time it was plugged in.

    Went away and never came back.

    Returned the first cable and got a second.

    No image.

    Guess I will return it and live without my 30" monitor that is THEORETICALLY supported (but not in practice).

    Too bad we can't rate it as a 0, because that is what it deserves

    • Written by from Dayton

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Adapter does not work with Mac mini and 30" monitor
  • Frequent problems with display interference

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is very typical of Apple to ignore lots of long standing problems choosing instead to just rush out yearly OS and iOS "update This is very typical of Apple to ignore lots of long standing problems choosing instead to just rush out yearly OS and iOS "updates" meanwhile leaving users with real problems that never get fixed.

    I use a 30in ACD with 2013 MacBook Pro* and in use, the image quality of the Cinema Display degrades during use (normally after a couple of hours) and the only remedy is to unplug the display adapter from the Mac and re-insert.

    Sometimes it takes a couple of attempts.

    The problem still occurs (although less frequently) when the MacBook is connected to mains power.

    *Apple have a very different meaning to the word "Professional" than I do - I need my equipment to work properly and reliably throughout an entire working day.

    • Written by from Wirral
    Was this useful? Frequent problems with display interference

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