• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works better than HDMI

    • Written by from Singapore

    I recently purchased a Mac mini (the one with the fusion drive) and hooked it up to my Toshiba TV via HDMI. The display was a letdown coz it could ramp up to 1080p or 1080i - which is HD display.

    My TV did not have a DVI input.

    I could not get my latest mac mini to go 1920 X 1080 - when my company laptop could do so. Apple support could not help much.

    I eventually pulled out an OLD 2009 Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor from my white macbook, hooked it up to my mac mini's thunderbolt display port and it worked. The resolution is even better than HDMI, the only small problem is that I have to link the audio separately.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works Fantastic!

    • Written by from laurel springs

    bought it not even a couple weeks ago. Tried it out on my Macbook pro.First, tried it on my TV and it worked great. Then on the day of my presentation, I used it on my projector and worked amazing. Got an A+ and was happy the next day. Really great buy. good for school and business projects.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Better description would have been helpful

    • Written by from Cloughjordan

    Like others who've posted here, I'm having to return this item because it's the wrong size for my MacBook. Before ordering, I checked 'About this computer' but it didn't say what kind of display hardware I had (just told me that no display was connected), so I examined the photos of the adapter and, as it looked the same as the display port on my MacBook, I assumed that it would fit okay. When it arrived, though, it was way too small (mini, I guess).

    So, for anyone who has a plain old white MacBook like mine - it DOES NOT HAVE A MINI DISPLAY PORT, so don't waste your time and money ordering this.

    I feel annoyed with Apple for not explaining the difference between an ordinary display port and a mini one. I'm not a techie and I don't want to have to go and dig out all the literature before buying a small accessory - I expect there to be enough information within the product description for me to make the right choice.

    And I still don't know which (if any) adapter's compatible with my MacBook.

    45 of 110 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Overall

    • Written by from St. Petersburg

    I have used this for a double screen setup on my mac. It has worked so far perfectly for about a year. I have not found any kinks in it.. Yet.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    • Written by from Yokohama City

    If you have problems with your adapter, try disconnecting it from your MacBook Air while maintaining connection from the adapter to your projector or any display with VGA port.
    Alternatively, check it out under the finder, which should be one of the icons on your dock.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't carry the quality Apple is know for...

    • Written by from Peachtree City

    I've bought 2 of these adapters, and both burned out within the first 4 months of using them. What is really awful about this situation, is that you are forced to either continually buy these adapters, or purchase an Apple TV so you can use airplay mirroring. Apple should really improve the quality of their adapters. As awesome as airplay is, there are still many people whom use VGA cables. Requires much less setup time, than connecting an Apple TV to wifi. Especially if you travel and do presentations. I will not buy another adapter until they have improved the quality.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME !!

    • Written by from Quilon, Kerala

    Forget all the other bad reviews because apple has made ( i think ) a new version of it
    ( also cas it has a box as the cover unlike the earlier ones). IT has two mode... mirror and the other one is that only presentations will be seen on screen....nothing else.
    Well it works perfectly with my LG and beautiful RESOLUTION! ( didn't expect that! ).

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Testing it!

    • Written by from Westbrook

    I am using the adapter with a MBP (MacBook Pro) mid 2013; it is connected to the Lightning Port which doubles as a Mini Display Port.

    So far, I've used it for about a week with two monitors a 24" Dell S2409W (1920 x 1080 native) and a 20" HP W2072a (1600 x 900 native) both flat panels. It has been used in both the "Extended" and "Clamshell" modes, so the external monitor is either the second extended monitor or used alone as the primary monitor in clamshell.

    The adapter feels slightly warm to the touch, but it is certainly not hot. It fits snugly into the Lightning/Mini Display Port and feels secure while the other end holds the VGA cord well enough.

    No problems thus far (again only one week and two flat panel monitors). Perhaps, I can comment or append this after a longer period of time has passed.

    Although, the other reviews of premature failure have me a bit curious and scared. I have an older version (Mini DVI to VGA) that I have used since 2007 to now (Feb 2013) on my old white MacBook and it has always been reliable.

    Hopefully, this new adapter proves as reliable as the old.

    Audio, for me, is handled by plugging my external speakers into the microphone jack, and that works well too.

    For now, the Mini Display Port to VGA adapter gets 5 stars as it works well in my, as yet, limited experience.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 have died on me so far!

    • Written by from Cochran

    We use these at our church to display song lyrics on a screen. So far, we go through about one of these cable each year. Not cool apple. Not cool.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "short" term use

    • Written by from virginia beach

    i bougt this 4 months ago. it worked great at first but the vga has a short. it seems the adapter was made poorley . if there is a cheeper alternative i strongly suggest looking into it. brand isn't everything.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    unreliable

    • Written by from New York

    My adapter works great when hooked up to a second monitor (read: when I don't have an audience) -- but after only a few months of use, it has completely stopped working properly when hooked up to a projector. Totally embarrassing when I'm in front of clients.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Great For A Year

    • Written by from Guelph

    Worked great for a year hooked up to mutiple projectors and external monitors then out of the blue it stopped working properly and is no long covered under warrenty.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Instructions?????!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Burbank

    Just bought this thing it embarrassed me in my meeting as the VGA screen drew BLANK! So much for it just Works???

    I returned it to best buy and they said I had to go to preferences and turn it on to detect it.
    Instructions in bold would be nice or web references.

    But no!!! Thanks apple

    By the way iCards is weak

    9 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable ...

    • Written by from Livermore

    Like others, I too work as a traveling teacher in a school district that uses a lot of Apple hardware. I have also been through three of these adapters since the school year started. They all just stopped working. At what... 40 bucks a pop, with no useable tech budget, that adds up fast. I wish I could recommend an alternative! Tough to recover from 30 blank stares when the lesson starts and the tech doesn't work...

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Tomball

    I connected the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to my 2011 13" MacBook Pro and to my 60" Sony TV and it worked perfectly.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shorted out

    • Written by from Menomonie

    The adapter shorted out just before a public presentation. Unreliability isn't cool. I suggest Apple sell these in pacts of six, and at the current price of 1.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burnt Out Within 9 Months

    • Written by from Denver

    I used this thing a lot and it eventually burnt out like a bad fuse. As best I can tell, all brands are equally worthless. I expected it to last as long as my macbook will, but it looks like this is just the beginning, and I'll be replacing these adapters until someone gets it right.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from Albany

    I am a university professor and I use my adapter three times a week, four hours a day. I have gone through three in since September. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't...not a good situation when you have to lecture to 200+ students and there are no images to display.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with MacBook Pro 13" Retina (and old Samsung monitor)

    • Written by from New York

    Some reviewers reported problems with this adapter; I bought it anyway as the Apple site indicated it would work and I didn't see any alternative.

    It works great. At least for me. I'm using it to hook up my old Samsung SyncMaster 175v VGA monitor to my new MacBook Pro 13" Retina (using the Thunderbolt port). I am not using it for sound. (Some reviewers were disappointed that the adapter did not work for sound; I wouldn't expect it to but have not looked into that.)

    Two critiques: First, I don't think Apple is very clear that the Thunderbolt port can be used as a "Mini DisplayPort." (It can be, but it wasn't immediately obvious as it should have been.) Second, at nearly $30, I feel like I'm being gouged a bit. Mr. Cook, I already paid a premium for my Macbook. (Not to mention my iPads, iPhones, iPods, other Macbook....)

    I also laughed a little at the classic Apple packaging -- totally over the top. This being just an adapter, I would have been ok with less ornate packaging, especially if you could have sold me this thing for $9 instead of $29 -- or made it in the USA.

    I would give it 5 stars but deducted one for value -- this thing should be less expensive.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Analog Video versus Digital Video

    • Written by from Centreville

    I purchased this to connect my imac 2009 2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo to an external HD monitor. It was to replace Moshi's Mini Displayport to HDMI adaptor, which was causing problems to my system (rattling noises, computer overdrive, etc)

    imac 2009 2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo and early imacs without HDMI ports are technically pushing out Analog Video. To use Mini Displayport to HDMI adaptors is an unnatural process and compromises your computer because it is up-converting analog video into digital video when it connects to your external monitor. If you notice, Apple does not produce a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor. They dont want to be accountable for something that doesnt really work but kinda does, like Mini DisplayPort to HDMI.

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA is your best bet for imacs without hdmi out ports.

    15 of 19 people found this useful