• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Boston

    For $100, you'd expect a reliable piece of electronics. These adapters have done nothing but break and act completely unreliably.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for Me

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    I've had absolutely no problems with this adapter. I'm driving a 30" Apple Cinema Display with an early 2010 Mac Mini with the 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo processor and the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor. Some have said that the adapter needs to be driven with its own power supply, but I'm not using one. Some have said that the adapter needs to have recent firmware. Mine came with firmware version 1.03, which is relatively recent (I bought the adapter in early 2010), so this might be the key as to why it works for me but not for others.

    It doesn't work, however, with my Thinkpad X220 laptop with a Sandy Bridge dual core i7 processor with integrated Intel graphics. With the laptop, I get the flickering that others have described. I had to use a non-Apple DisplayPort to mini DisplayPort adapter, so the problem may be with that adapter, although this is very unlikely. I'm not taking points off for this because Apple clearly states that its adapter is for use with Apple computers only.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with 2010 MacBook Air

    • Written by from MOUNTAIN VIEW

    Worked perfectly with my MBA 2010 over MiniDisplay. I've been using this for a week and so far none of the flickering problem (yet!) with my Apple 30" monitor.

    Like other say, maybe it's the new firmware which solves all problem. So make sure you get the latest firmware (I believe mine was 2011-January update).

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New IMac + Dell 3007WFP

    • Written by from Lake Dallas

    Like others I was leary about buying this device, given all the bad reviews. But decided to take a chance and glad I did so far. It was easy to install and setup. I did see it flicker my screen to white and back again, but this only occurred once. I do have firmware 1.03.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No worries!!

    • Written by from Wembley

    I agonised over buying this because of all the negative reports but really had no choice to try to get my new Dell U2711 display to work at its best resolution, 2560 x 1440. Much to my relief, when I connected up to my MacBook Pro 17" this evening, it works perfectly!!!!!

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work GREAT.

    • Written by from Glenview

    I have three of these and am planning to buy a fourth one today for my research office. They are attached to my 30 in HP LP3065 monitors at different offices and I use them with my MacBook Pro machine without a problem:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
    I wonder if the issues others are having are due to using them with an Apple Monitor or bad video outputs? I use the HP monitors since they have three HDMI inputs built in so they display the desktop information most of the time, then switch to the laptop when I need it.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display to Dual Link DVI adapter is really bad

    • Written by from Auckland

    It troubles me greatly to think that a 2007 Macbook is better than a 2011 simply for it's easy ability to plug into a Dell 27" display. The Apple Adapter requires all sorts of tricks to get to work. Apple should recall this product as it is just wrong. I want a refund (Not Fit For Purpose)

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with 17" Macbook

    • Written by from Westmount

    This adapter works fine with my 17" Macbook Pro. Note that the adapter draws power over the USB connector, so that must be plugged in even if this is used with a non-dual-link display.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Apple iPad 10W USB Power Adapter

    • Written by

    TL;DR: If you want to use this, you really need to use the Apple iPad 10W USB Power Adapter to power it.

    This is an update to an earlier review.

    This thing (evidently) requires a lot of power. Fairly recent Macbooks shuld be able to power it, though generally only if you aren't using the other USB connectors and, in particular, if you don't plug in an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad (particularly an iPad). I've tried using an external powered hub, the AC adapter that comes with an iPhone, and the adapter that comes with the iPad. The 10W iPad charger is the only thing that results in no connection problems or sparkles. With the 10W connector, it's absolutlely solid. Clearly, they should have inlcluded it and told people not to try it without it. The way the USB connectors on a Macbook work, you'll get various results not only depending on what else you plug in, but the order in which you plug them in.

    Apple would have saved themselves a world of hurt if they'd just included the 10W connector.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible performance under the best conditions

    • Written by from Toluca Lake

    This adapter causes the Apple 30" Cinema Display to turn on and off after being plugged in for more than an hour. It worked better that this initially, but after owning it for a few months, it started causing problems. The flickering occurs every one to 30 seconds, rendering the display essentially useless.

    I seldom rate any product with one star. Generally, it seems overly harsh. In this case, though, the product is so expensive, so cumbersome, and works so badly, it's really the only review I could give.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with high-power USB port

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I've had this for a while and had the same trouble many people mention. It doesn't work at all without the USB connector. Moreover, it really wants a high power USB port such as found on macbooks. I think this is why so many people have varying success. If you plug it into a hub, you'll get anywhere from nothing to sparkles. The macbook USBs have higher power (as needed by iOS devices). If you use the AC USB adapter that comes with an iOS device, I think you'll have far better results.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Marietta

    Works flawlessly! I got two of those so that my 5770 supports all three displays.

    Side note: plugging in the USB part of the adapter is required, as it may cause flickers when not powered.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Displayport to Dual-Link DVI gives static

    • Written by from Caguas

    I have a 2010 model 17" MBP with a Dell 30" monitor and the adapter causes static on the screen when the MBP is woken up from sleep. The problem is fixed by unplugging the adapter from the MBP then re-plugging, sometimes 2-3 times. MBP works fine with other monitors; monitor works fine with other computers (without adapter). Clearly a problem with this product.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A little bulky, but works fine

    • Written by

    Plug-and-play functionality on a Matrox Triplehead2go 3840x1024 at 60hz. The USB port on the Dual-Link adapter didn't have enough power for the Matrox though, so I had to plug directly into the laptop.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product

    • Written by from Marietta

    It pains me to write this because I am a huge fan of Apple and own a ton of their products. This is the WORST product Apple has ever put out. It just doesn't work. I use it to connect a 30" Samsung 305T to my 15" MBP. Lots of flickering and noise, and that is when it isn't cutting out on me. It has been happening for YEARS with no fix in sight. Avoid at all costs!

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail: Cinema Display 30 and Macbook Pro

    • Written by from Franklin

    Flicker (off/then back on) every 10 minutes or so. Once a week, the screen goes to static. This is neither a faulty monitor, nor a faulty MBP. Hook the Cinema Display 30 to an old MB with dual dvi out, works great.

    This adapter is a faulty product, and Apple should recall and replace it. Many have the same problem.

    I expect compatibility when I do pay the premium prices for all Apple products.

    Apple, are you listening, at all?

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Connected to my Dell 30" U3011

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    I reluctantly purchased the Dual-Link DVI to MDP adapter after reading the horrible reviews on this site and elsewhere. Yes, $100 to get full resolution seems excessive.

    I was able to get my 30" Dell hooked up and working properly. It works about 90% of the time, as I have multiple computers connected to the monitor, and sometime 1/10, when I switch the source input to my MBP, I see snow on top of my Mac OS screen. This is usually fixed by changing the input source to a different PC, then switching back to the MBP, or unplugging/replugging the MDP.

    For $100 it should work 100% of the time. 3.5 stars in my book.

    If you don't need USB pass through, you can pick up a cheap MDP to DP adapter from Monoprice

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved my Cintiq to iMac problem

    • Written by from Portland

    If you're having problems connecting a Cintiq to an iMac, this adapter worked for me.

    A regular DVI to mini adapter wasn't working to connect my Cintiq 21UX to my iMac. The Cintiq screen remained blank and was not recognized as a monitor by the iMac. A forum I found suggested this adapter would fix the problem. I was skeptical. In my admittedly limited understanding of how computers work, I didn't see how it would solve my problem, plus there are numerous bad reviews of this adapter. But once I used it to connect my Cintiq to the iMac, everything worked perfectly. I've been running it for a few days with none of the glitches some people seem to be experiencing.

    17 of 20 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst thing ever, can't even believe it's an official apple product

    • Written by from gold coast

    this is the 3rd one i got from apple and in less than 3 months it's already showing problems... screens goes black, you can't even touch or even think on touching one of the cables and everything dies than you have to unplug and plug everything back again... my screen shows little pixels flashing on solid black images... it's terrible... buy only if you don't have any other option...

    18 of 21 people found this useful