• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK for low resolution

    • Written by from San Carlos

    This mini adapter works well for small external monitor but when it comes to 1900x1200 external monitor, the display start to give an annoying jitter. Proven with 2 separate purchased Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapters and two 1900x1200 24" different made monitors with a 15" MacBookPro i7 QuadCore.

    Note: There is no problem with my Sony notebook VGA output for these monitors.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    TO ALL SAMSUNG LCD OWNERS

    • Written by

    This adapter works just fine, just change the VGA cable that you got with Samsung LCD. It misses some wires in it, and this is why this displayport adapter wont work with it.

    P.S.
    Apple should test this issue and write a notice somewhere, cause many users waste a lot of time experimenting this.

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I purchased this last week with some trepidation due to mixed reviews here. I tried it out on projectors and displays at work. Here are my results:

    Displays: Dell U2410 and HP LA2205wg both were auto detected and worked fine
    Projectors: Panasonic LB30U, Panasonic PT-L735U and Optima DLP were auto detected and worked fine.

    I am using a late 2011 15" Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) with the auto switching of graphics enabled. I went from one display/projector to the next without rebooting or fiddling with the display settings. I never had any difficulties at all.

    I am pleased with my purchase so far.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine SOMETIMES

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    this cable works fine. i use it everyday on a projector the problem is this is my 4th one in 2 years! this cable is very sensitive you cant twist it and bend it if you do its like the cables in the inside is twisting up inside. APPLE needs to fix all their cables and prices cause all of this ain't worth it

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works...for 2 months

    • Written by from Burlington

    I had just bought one, and was apprehensive about it. But it worked beautifully with everything I hooked it up with, including my 46" SAMSUNG TV(yeah, samsung, ). after a month of light use and lugging it between home and school, it just crapped out. Just like that. no warning or anything. Doubleyou-tee-eff, Apple. Also $30? Fo-real? Apple...$10. No more than $10.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless PC monitor becomes a useful Mac Accessory.

    • Written by from Raymore

    When I upgraded to a Macbook in June 2011 my monitor to my PC just sat on my desk collecting dust. I had no use for it I was thinking about giving it away until I saw this on Apple's website now my Dell Widescreen flat panel monitor is a true life saver when I'm doing research papers and need a bigger monitor to put more windows on my screen then my 15" Macbook Pro screen by itself. Now when I'm typing all I have to do is look to the left and theirs all my research data while I'm typing on Pages on my MacBooks screen. I truly recommend this product if you have a useless monitor sitting somewhere and would like to get some use out of it with your Mac.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Marinette

    I use this in class everyday with a projector. Easy set up and works just like it should.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not built to last

    • Written by from Gloucester Point

    For such a simple cable with such a high cost, I assumed it would be high quality. Worked pretty well for about 6 months hooked up to my Acer monitor, then rapidly deteriorated in performance. It is EXTREMELY touchy, and I can only get it work about 5% of the time now so I don't bother with it.

    I'm hesitant to order another one, since I know other customers have had the same issue, but I don't know if there are any other options out there.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit in Mac Book Pro

    • Written by from Haarlem

    Connector fits Mac Book, but not the Mac Book Pro. Big disappointment!

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad connection design

    • Written by from Lewes

    The mini output works fine, but the Achilles heel of this adapter is the thick plastic that encases the VGA side of the plug, so the VGA connector will not securely thread in to the adapter so the cable is easily disconnected when one shifts their laptop slightly or if cables are bumped.

    30 of 33 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

    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.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Shanghai

    I have used up to 3 adaptors within a year. It is too easily broken and i have to buy a new one every few months. Very poor quality.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These ALWAYS Break!

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I love Apple products and I am a lifetime user, but I must say, Apple adapters and cables are BEYOND DISAPPOINTING. I have already purchased 3 of these adapters and 2 have broken on me within 4 months of purchase. This is ridiculous.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from HANWELL

    This is the first time I have been disappointed with a Mac product. The product worked great for the first three months then stopped working with no apparent reason or any warning. Steep price for something that doesn't stay working. Had no problem with the earlier version for my MacBook. Disappointed with this one.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete plug and play device.

    • Written by from Marietta

    I purchased this adapter so that I could extend my MacBook Pro display onto an old NEC 1770V LCD. As soon as I plugged everything in, the Mac instantly recognized the device and brought up the display settings. Two or three clicks later, everything was running perfectly fine.

    My only complaint is the price. $30 is a little much, but I'm completely satisfied with the product.

    30 of 34 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.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning to people who use this for presentations

    • Written by from Metairie

    Does not connect reliably to video projectors with my MBA 2012. Such a shame as it was not a problem with my "old" MBA from 2009.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapter

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I connected my new iMac to my Sony HDTV using this adapter. The installation was easy and the TV mirrors my monitor display extremely well without any major settings. However, the first adapter that I received from the Apple Online Store was defective. It did not work at all. I exchanged the adapter for another one at the closest Apple Store and the new adapter works perfectly.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing for Sure

    • Written by from SAINT CHARLES

    Used this for a few months without issue. Just returned from a big training that was seriously compromised b/c the adaptor projected a purple hue on the screen. It was determined with some troubleshooting it was the adaptor - not my macbook, or the company's state of the art projection equipment. I changed adaptors and it worked fine. VERY disappointing!!! As others have said - probably the FIRST Apple product I really dislike and at $30 for the cable -what a waste as I know go in search of replacing it with a new one only 4 months later. APPLE REVISIT YOUR SUPPLIER ON THIS ONE PLEASE! There is clearly a theme here on how mediocre this product is and I disregarded the negative comments here before I bought it and clearly paid the price literally......!

    37 of 49 people found this useful