• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Elastic band not included

    • Written by from Kendal

    A poorly designed product from Apple. It functions OK but the receptors for the stabilising screws from a standard VGA cable don't engage with the screws so you need a couple of firm elastic bands to hold it together. Very disappointing that a company that is so design oriented should make such a clumsy design fault in a standard connector.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor start

    • Written by from Winchester

    The kit works but only the third conversation with Apple Tech guys sorted my MacBook Pro 13" (late 2011 model) software. I had to turn the machine off, hold down three keys for a minute, reboot while holding down four other keys and finally the computer sent a signal that the monitor recognised. If System Preferences - Display does not offer you Appearance, you will have to get on the phone; good job it's a freephone number from a landline.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    inconsistant with multimedia projectors

    • Written by from Rawalpindi

    I find it quite inconsistent in its performance. Sometimes it works perfectly and other time the moment I connect it my macbook pro gets hanged showing the beachball.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on my MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Horsham

    Blurb implies it will connect any Mac with a Mini Display Port to VGA. I still use 3yr old MacBook and it works fine into VGA plug on my Sony & Panasonic TV. But my brand new expensive MacBook Pro just says "no signal". I am not inclined to experiment with other expensive adaptors which may or may not work, Apple I am not happy with the quality of your information.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not consistent! - Work around required.

    • Written by from London

    First time I tried it no problem - wiring my MacBook Air up to a Dell MP3400 so I thought great - silly me! Next time same set up but although the Mac changed screen resolution the projector did nothing! MAJOR PAIN! Like I had people over and it just would not work! Finally I found the only work-around - and so far this does work every time. You have to turn your Mac completely off. Make sure the projector is ON - plug the projector into your Mac and then turn your Mac on. In that order and only in that order - and then when your Mac comes on about 10 seconds later the projector will pick up the signal and you're in business. Not that impressed though! You would think Apple would have gotten this sorted.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It all depends...

    • Written by from London

    I think the best that can be said for this & the DVI adaptor is, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.
    The older your monitor, it seems the less chance of success. I have tried both of these adapters on a pair of IBM C220P CRT screens. DP-DVI fails to be recognised at all, DP-VGA will see it, but only up to 1600x1200 @ 60Hz. I've even tried the software hacks, no joy.
    So my purchase of a new 200 quid graphics card to replace a failed 8800 now means I have to spend another £1400 on 2 new matched monitors:-(

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent Success!

    • Written by from Stockton on Tees

    This worked fine for my MacBook Pro for the first two days with my LG monitor and now it just flashes up the display every so often, after restarting, unplugging various times it still will not work so I am left rather frustrated with it! I bought a new monitor so it would work as a dual screen with my laptop especially - not happy!

    7 of 7 people found this useful