• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails after a short while

    • Written by from La Mesa

    I've gone through two of these that have failed and now am on my third one. When they work they work great, then they just stop working. Usage was only for presentations so they were not receiving heavy usage.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works perfectly

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS PARK

    I had purchased a cheap Mini Displayport to VGA adapter knockoff from eBay trying to save a few dollars but it didn't work at all no matter how much I fiddled with it or which monitor I hooked it up to. Even though I was scared of these reviews, I went into Apple the next day and bought this adapter. I hooked it up when I got home and it worked.

    No fuss. No sweat.

    Sure I had to pay a little more, but it worked the first time I hooked it up. I don't know what all these other people are writing reviews on - perhaps Apple updated the adapter - but it works now so go out and buy it if you need it.

    P.S. I hooked it up to a Sceptre monitor (non-Apple) and a Westinghouse TV... so it does work

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    When it works, it works

    • Written by from Mount Prospect

    We bought several of these for use in a school, many of them stopped working. They are expensive cables to work for only 1 month

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Proper Use!

    • Written by from Davie

    This is built to use for connecting to PC displays and projectors in a business setting. The complaints in other posts I see could easily be addressed and the same thing accomplished if the user were to purchase an Apple TV which is intended for use with you guessed it a TV.
    Works as intended!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SAMSUNG

    • Written by from West Orange

    I found that this worked with my Samsung, but I had to change my VGA cable. For some reason my Samsung smart TV did not recognise a generic VGA cable. When I bought a monster VGA cable, there was no problem.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    People are silly for writing bad reviews because they failed to research

    • Written by from Chandler

    This product works great, I've had it for over a year. Use it somewhat regularly on my MacBook Pro 10.8.6.

    Here's an idea if you're looking for an adapter, know your computer or device! Don't just assume by breezing through descriptions that the first thing you find is what you need. With technology development the way it is, it's probably good to learn terminology of what you have so you know when it becomes obsolete (which, with Apple, could be any day! ;)). Also if you want to knock Apple for "overpriced" items, don't buy Apple- that simple.

    If you don't know what a mini displayport is, or if you just don't know what you have, take photos of the input devices on your computer and the device you're trying to connect it to. Show them to Apple Store employees and they'll find what you need. If you're ordering online and don't have access to an Apple store, go to Best Buy first. If you live in the woods and don't have access to either of these, do some research. Doesn't take much time!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working with Samsung at all

    • Written by from Las vegas

    it would be nice if apple set at catalogue with the devices that working with that, or to say: attention this adapter is not working with Samsung devices.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised! (Also: why do some adaptors break!?)

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    I have had this product for over 2 years now and it still works flawlessly with my MacBook Pro's (late 2012 and mid 2013 models) and a variety of models (even some samsung monitors).

    Many reviews seem to mention that they stop working after some time. I have not had this problem but I would attribute the breaking adaptors to three reasons:

    1) People who twist the white adaptor cable when it is plugged in.
    (that 3 inch white connector cord looks very vulnerable) you may risk disconnecting some of the wires that connect the adaptor and the thunderbolt port. When it is plugged in make sure there is no tension on this small white cord!)

    2) People who damage the pins in the connector cable.
    The connector pins in any VGA male/male cable are very fragile. Do you disconnect of reconnect the pins frequently to different monitors? Maybe it is your VGA cable and not the adaptor. Or maybe you scratched up the female VGA port on the monitor or adaptor itself. Be gentle and always pull straight out of the socket (wrenching a VGA in its port, i.e. twisting when removing WILL DAMAGE PINS AND THE PORT. Get a new VGA cable first if the adaptor stops working because VGA cables are known to die over time.

    3) Overheating of the adaptor
    The more you use the connector for large periods of time the hotter it will get. Over heating the adaptor will decrease its longevity. I typically only use this for a few hours at a time, and unplug it from my computer when I am done.

    To summarize, I have used this product successfully for 2 years on more than a dozen different monitors and TV... it always worked for me! Take care of your adaptor and cables and you should have no problem with this device!!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from FREMONT

    As I have found in the past, Apple products always perform excellent right out of the box with fit and function designed to work perfectly.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great with LG monitor

    • Written by from Tucson

    THis product worked great from my mac mini to LG 27" IPS LED monitor

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Play Itunes because of "High bandwidth digital content protection"

    • Written by

    You can't play itunes videos through it. I wish I could leave a review of less than 1 star. To play HD itunes videos you need a HDCP connection, aka digital. Screen output should be cut and dry. Once the computer outputs analog video, it should have nothing more to do with it and it should be able to play all files through it. Other HD videos play just fine, it is just a problem with itunes being overcomplicated. Don't buy this if you want to have anything to do with itunes videos.

    14 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works well but does not support maximum VGA refresh rates/resolutions

    • Written by from Fort Langley

    The adapter is an active adapter which converts a digital signal with pixel clocks up to 180 MHz to an analog signal. This one piece of information should be mentioned in the technical specifications because it directly relates to all the resolutions and frequencies allowed by the adapter. The FAQ has a mention of maximum screen resolutions but it's not precise.

    I have a Sony GDM-F520 that can support 2048x1536 at 85Hz. Using GTF timing, the adapter will allow 2048x1536 at 41 Hz which is too slow for the CRT (minimum 47 Hz). However, CVT-RB timings also work and will allow 2048x1536 at 51 Hz. It also allows 2100x1575 at 49 Hz. CVT-RB timing may cause an issue with the left and right edge positions on a CRT though.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey (no surprise) but "just works" perfectly for business use

    • Written by

    Enter conference room.
    Connect VGA from projector to "Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor."

    Turn on projector and connect displayport to MacBook Pro. Boom.. the image on your mac is now on the big display and everyone is looking at it. The screen on the MacBook Pro will likely shrink to the resolution of the projector. At first you are not happy about losing your screen resolution. Then you realize your MacBook Pro figured out it needed to downsize and did it for you automatically. It just worked.

    I have also connected to a number of non-tv, old-fashions VGA displays with success.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 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.

    41 of 104 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.

    33 of 41 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