• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Dell 30 inch display

    • Written by from Pickering

    Using mid-2011 13 inch MacBook Air to drive a 30 inch Dell display. 3007WFPHC at 2600 x 1600. After reading the comments, I connected the USB plug to my iPad charger, so that it can draw as much power as it might need. I am not sure if connecting to the macbook air usb will also work.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problematic at best

    • Written by from Oakville

    Even with the latest version 1.0.3 firmware this adapter is terrible. I've had issues using it with multiple monitors from my 2011 Macbook Pro 13" i7 2.7Ghz. Flicker, snow, image jumping. Apple support told me that I have to power my monitor off and back on for things to work properly after the monitor had gone off with energy saver settings. This works sometimes, but even after power cycling the monitor after a while the problems come back.

    It's massively overpriced and doesn't work as advertised. Apple should really resolve this or pull it from the market and stop advertising that their portables are able to drive a 30" monitor, because with this being the only solution they offer to do so .. it's just not usable in a professional capacity.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pixel Flicker, Randomly won't work - terrible product

    • Written by from Danbury

    Quite simply - DO NOT BUY!!!

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but so pricey

    • Written by from Binningen

    Seems to work without any issues so far described by others. I am just very surprised that my adapter has firmware 1.01 even though this seems very old and supposed to not work. Hence only three stars as it is very expensive and with outdated firmware.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GARBAGE

    • Written by from Dover

    The MDP is an expensive piece of garbage. It does not work. Apple and Steve Jobs should be embarassed selling this thing!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Cintiq 21UX and iMac 27"

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Don't make the mistake of buying the Single Link DVI-D to Mini display port version for $30 like I did you need this $100 Dual-Link version to connect a Cintiq a to a mini display port it's even recommended in the wacom hardware manual the cheaper cable will give lots of random pixels flickering while painting.

    Four stars nothing wrong with it, apart from being over priced.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Woe is me

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    Just like everyone else ... it's bad enough to pay $100 for a cable, but then it's really bad when it gives you white static lines across areas of the screen that are black. To make it worse, I bought two of them.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased Mini DisplayuPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Read these reviews but I have a Dell 30", Dell 24" and Samsung 22" (all of which work fine on

    1) Screen flickers once in a while (tolerable) but diappointing.
    2) Now when coming back from sleep, screen messed up.
    Have to reboot to fix which is particularly irritating as I have many apps open.

    Apple PowerBook 13.3" 10.6 bought dec 2009.
    1.02 Firmware on adapter.

    Overall ... very very disappointing.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty product. Very disappointing.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I bought this cable less than six months ago and it now regularly flickers and stops responding, forcing me to disconnect and reconnect my 30" Dell monitor. This is immeasurably frustrating, because not only do i have to stop working, I also have to reposition all of my windows. Easily the worst apple experience I've ever had.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product needs work

    • Written by from Peoria

    Interesting product. Using my 30"Cinema HD with the adapter I was getting "snow" in the dark areas of the screen.

    I moved the Dual link adapter to my Wacom Cintiq 21" and it worked without a hitch. The adapter was harder to insert initially for the Cintiq but after attachment there were no problems.

    I am using another adapter to connect to my Apple monitor but it only drives to the 1280x800 resolution. There is not another product that will allow me to get the high resolution on the 30" Cinema Display. I now have to decide if I should buy another $99 Dual-Link DVI and try it out or wait for a product to come out that will drive my monitor.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine for me!

    • Written by from Abu dhabi

    I have upgraded my monitor to Apple 30" cinema and used it with my old system for about 3 months. Then I decided to upgrade my system to the latest 15" macbook por with 2.8Ghz.

    I freaked when I knew later that this was the only way to connect those two and it basically sucked based on the reviews. But I bought it anway.

    I should say that everything is working fine for a week now. There is no issues what so ever. I played some movies on it and all worked fine. I also used it for photo editing and didn't notice anything yet. It may be because everything I have is brand new (the monitor, the laptop, the osx, and the converter) or mabye because I got lucky. Mabye, I have not noticed anything as of yet. So, I'm going to keep using the system and update this my comment if anything comes up. But until then, this converter works fine.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly not usable

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I've had this adapter since I bought my new MacBook in May. It was always flaky but it's getting worse. It loosing sync with the Mac and bounces back and forth between just the Mac's screen and the Cinema Display screen. And sometimes it just doesn't work at all.

    I need something that WORKS.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Smögen

    Got this today and hoped I could drive my 30 inch samsung but the monitor goes black every 15 seconds for a second. Impossible to work on. Really disappointed.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised

    • Written by from Chicago

    For once, I am going to be in the minority here voicing concerns for what seems to be a flakey product. (Trust me, I've had the worst luck with hardware in the past) Let me say, I haven't had one single issue with it yet. I waited a few weeks before writing this review to make sure it was working properly.

    I had just bought a used 30" ACD off an auction site for a steal of a price to use with my Late 2008 model Macbook Pro. I expected to just buy the minidisplay port adapter from Apple and all would be well...that is until I read the horrendous reviews on this site. I'm a web designer, so display, colors etc. would be at the utmost importance for me. I was really hesitant to even go further, but since my monitor purchase wasn't made in store, I had no choice but to forge ahead, I went ahead and bought this adapter in-store the week of the July 4th holiday.

    It took me a while to figure out to get this to work in clamshell mode with the proper resolution (I defaulted to mirroring but that made no sense to me), but after that everything has worked flawlessly. If my laptop goes to sleep and I wake it up with a mouse, my display restores itself perfectly unlike what I've read in some of the previous reviews. Also, if your laptop is already turned off, all you need to do is plug in the adapter first, open the laptop lid and press the power button. Quickly close the lid and it should show up on your 30" display.

    Perhaps I got lucky? FYI, I got the 1.02 firmware adapter so like someone recently mentioned, perhaps those work a little better. Not a 5 star review since the price is a tad on the high side. Good luck everyone.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    alas, this mac hardware does not work well

    • Written by from Edmonton

    it's the only way for me to attach my macair to 30inch LCD monitor (Samsung 305T), but it does not work solid at all. Every couple of hours or so image gets bad and I have take it out and plug it in again. Hopefully it will be fixed or 3 part cable will become available on the market.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately I have to chime in and complain.

    • Written by from Saint James

    I'm using this with a Samsung SyncMaster 305T. Some days I have to unplug and plugin this adapter to reset things once or twice a day. Other days though it's Every 10 minutes to the point I'm about to throw it in the garbage. The screen goes "blurry"... it's kind of hard to explain how it looks, but it's definitely unusable in that state.

    I'm hanging on till the day that Apple may be able to solve this issue with a software and/or firmware upgrade. PLEASE!!!

    Don't buy this counting on reliability.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - defective junk

    • Written by from Chicago

    Bought it for my uMB, tested it and it left all sort of distortion lines everywhere. Slightly better if you plug the USB into an external USB power adapter but that lasts 10 mins. There needs to be a recall on this. I returned it the same day.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is broken

    • Written by from New York

    I have the same issue often reported here of flicker and noise coming through the adapter. For those who think it works, I suggest you test with a black background (or play a movie) as the high contrast makes the noise impossible to miss.

    It maybe, as one reviewer suggests, that people complaining merely have a defective adapter and it should be returned. Well, I did that and it still doesn't fly. Given the number of complaints here, I think it is pretty clear that the adapter is faulty. I tried two Apple Cinema displays with a new mac book pro, and I get the noise. My old macbook pro works fine. I am a huge supporter of Apple, but this product needs to be replaced.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid at all costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Westchester

    I really wanted this to work, I didnt want to believe all the bad reviews about this product. But as soon as I got it home and connected it to my new mac mini (Nvidia) within 10 minutes my 30" Apple cinema display got the snow and artifacts on the screen and the only way to get the picture back was to restart the mini and replug in the adapter. Lately apple has been really disappointing me. It seems to me that there quality is going down the drain. I wont even get into what a bad experience I had trying to return the mini and the cable. They wont be getting my business anymore if this continues.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have they recalled this yet?

    • Written by from Apple Valley

    Flickers the monitor to the point of uselessness.
    Worked great for 5 minutes. Since then it is worthless.
    Almost as if something burned out inside once it was plugged in to a 30" monitor. Seriously, Apple, overheating batteries, cracking logicboards, and now this!

    19 of 22 people found this useful