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 VGA Adapter to connect your Mac to a standard analogue monitor, projector, or LCD that uses a VGA connector or cable. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you're choosing the right adapter.
- Mini DisplayPort
- Compatible only with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort.
Ratings & Reviews
Doesn't work with Samsung TV
I'm very disappointed with this. I bought a new MacBook last week and got the VGA adapter so I could use it with my TV as I did my I'm very disappointed with this. I bought a new MacBook last week and got the VGA adapter so I could use it with my TV as I did my old PowerBook G4 (via the Mini-DVI to VGA adapter). The new adapter worked fine when I connected it to an overhead projector, but it doesn't seem to send a readable signal to my Samsung LN40A650 television.
I tried booting in to Windows via Boot Camp and got the same result.
I guess I'll have to try the DVI adapter with a converter from DVI to HDMI to use this with my TV. A Mini DisplayPort to HDMI (or even regular DisplayPort, which can be directly converted without using audio) would be ideal, but there doesn't seem to be any sign of that. …
- Written by Jonathan M from Bryn Mawr
2712 of 3899 people found this useful
Output to my 22" Viewsonic is clear and crisp and setup with no effort. Seems to be of the same quality as the mini DVI to VGA ada Output to my 22" Viewsonic is clear and crisp and setup with no effort. Seems to be of the same quality as the mini DVI to VGA adapter which I used everyday for a year with out incident on my old macbook. Should be priced in the 14.99 - 19.99 range. …
- Written by Gary L from Richmond
1246 of 1538 people found this useful
I can not get this thing to output to my Samsung LN-4042H 40 inch LCD. The old miniDVI to VGA worked no problem with my old MacBoo I can not get this thing to output to my Samsung LN-4042H 40 inch LCD. The old miniDVI to VGA worked no problem with my old MacBook. I have checked and it is not a TV problem, so certainly something hardware or driver related. Also $29.99 for a video dongle seems steep to me. …
- Written by Alexander P from Burr Ridge
1629 of 2380 people found this useful
People are silly for writing bad reviews because they failed to research
This product works great, I've had it for over a year. Use it somewhat regularly on my MacBook Pro 10.8.6.
Here's an idea if yo This product works great, I've had it for over a year. Use it somewhat regularly on my MacBook Pro 10.8.6.
Here's an idea if you're looking for an adapter, know your computer or device! Don't just assume by breezing through descriptions that the first thing you find is what you need. With technology development the way it is, it's probably good to learn terminology of what you have so you know when it becomes obsolete (which, with Apple, could be any day! ;)). Also if you want to knock Apple for "overpriced" items, don't buy Apple- that simple.
If you don't know what a mini displayport is, or if you just don't know what you have, take photos of the input devices on your computer and the device you're trying to connect it to. Show them to Apple Store employees and they'll find what you need. If you're ordering online and don't have access to an Apple store, go to Best Buy first. If you live in the woods and don't have access to either of these, do some research. Doesn't take much time! …
- Written by Melissa H from Chandler
Got the limit
It works fine when i use it to connect to the projector using 15m vga cable but it doen't work when i use 30m vga cable. :(
- Written by EDDY K from Sydney
Not working with Samsung at all
it would be nice if apple set at catalogue with the devices that working with that, or to say: attention this adapter is not worki it would be nice if apple set at catalogue with the devices that working with that, or to say: attention this adapter is not working with Samsung devices. …
- Written by Georgios K from Las vegas
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Yes, you can. I was confused about it myself, but the thunderbolt connector that you have on your ma Yes, you can. I was confused about it myself, but the thunderbolt connector that you have on your macbook air can be used as a Mini DisplayPort.. So you don't need to buy any other converters, either. …
- Answered by Daniil C from Aventura
- Aug 16, 2012
can i use this with my imac display 10.6.8 (purchased in 2005)?
- Asked by Shannon W from Yellowknife
- Nov 30, 2013
No answers yet
Can I connect the VGA/HDMI output of Windows PC to Imac 27
- Asked by Luk K
- Feb 8, 2010
Is is thunderbolt backwards compatible with mini display port devices and cables?
- Asked by Hasan N from Iselin
- May 5, 2013
The Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor works with my MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt ports. Other Mini Displa The Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor works with my MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt ports. Other Mini DisplayPort adaptors should also work. …
- Answered by Joe V from Fort Langley
- May 7, 2013
Can I use the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter with a KVM switch and a 27" iMac?
- Asked by Paul S from Springfield
- Dec 2, 2009