• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last

    • Written by from Hooper Bay

    Anyone who writes a a positive review of this product must work for Apple.

    First, with the money it costs to buy a Macbook, you should expect it to come with a VGA port already installed. Why should anyone need to pay an additional 30 dollars for an adapter? It's an inconvenience.

    Second, these adapters do not hold up very long. I use mine every day. After two months of teaching, it is already starting to black out. They aren't built to handle the long haul. I have this problem every year. Last year, I went through 3 adapters.

    Someone at Apple needs to wake-up and learn to make a durable product that will last.

    66 of 84 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited Resolution

    • Written by from Victoria

    Maximum resolution seems to be limited to 1600x1200 and 1920x1080. I'm using an Aluminum MacBook (2008). My 1920x1440 CRT is crippled.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Long Ordeal

    • Written by

    I bought this expensive item and it only worked for a short time before causing problems. Worked intermittently, screen went black, needed cold-starts to reconnect, then finally fail to connect under the proper screen resolution.
    It took several weeks to get Apple to diagnose and I'm still waiting for the replacement to be shipped. Will the new one also fail in short order? I suspect it will. In the meantime, I can't do my usual work without the monitor.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine at Times

    • Written by from SAINT AUGUSTINE

    It doesn't fit tightly on the projector cable, but that has not been a problem. The biggest problem is when I've been using the computer and the projector for a while during the school day, my computer screen will just go "white" and the only way to resolve the issue that I've found so far is to re-boot the computer which is a major inconvenience in the middle of a lesson as I have everything I need for the lesson open. It doesn't happen all the time which is why I went with 2 stars instead of 1, but it when it does, it wastes my instructional time which is very valuable in language arts.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't attach correctly to VGA Cables

    • Written by from Montreal

    I do a lot of presentations with a MacBook Pro and a projector in different places and I can never attach tightly my VGA cables; the holders are to far from the edge. I have to use tape all the time to make sure it doesn't unplug and there is risk of poor color displaying if it is not plugged correctly. I'm not happy with it and I don't have other options. I hope you guys fix the problem.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    • Written by from Mazan

    I never write reviews on the web, however I thought this time it was worth it.

    I had my doubts about this product after reading the previous reviews. Half the people were saying that it didn't work properly on this screen, that projector...
    Which got me wondering. How can this be ? How can Apple release a product that only half works, slap a 30€ price tag on it, and get away with it ?

    So I decided to buy one, despite the negative feedback, and I couldn't be happier.
    I'm using this adaptor for a 2010 Macbook Pro 15, and have successfully got it working on both screens I have tried: a Dell VideoProjector, and a PackardBell 19 inch monitor. And my god does this make a difference when working with multiple windows. The screen extension setting means you work on your normal laptop (normal resolution, normal everything), and have another monitor beside it, as big as you like. No more looking for windows.

    I have only had it for a day, let's hope it still works a couple of weeks from now !

    To put it simply: completely worth the 30€.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Don't Last And They're Expensive

    • Written by from CONCORD

    I'm at a public school full of Macs. The preview adaptors lasted forever and were only 20 bucks. Now this one is 30 bucks and I've lost 3 so far this year. They just die. Not what you want in an public educations setting where funds are tight. Just a complication and they fall out...I could go on and on.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year later...

    • Written by from Odenton

    Still works great!!! Wish it had a longer cord, but still works to project my screen onto the Smartboard in my Elementary classroom and College classroom. Only thing... I need two because I tend to forget to take the one from my day job to my night job!

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from New York

    Apple needs to stop using Mini DisplayPort. It's a way to get money without providing anything but more complications. I'm on my second adapter, and it doesn't work with any of my screens/monitors (I have three).

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what i had hoped for.

    • Written by from McKeesport

    Being a new apple convert I assumed apple was seemless.... I was wrong!!!
    After using my existing external display with a windows laptop for the past year at
    1920X1200 i figured i could do the same with my new macbook pro. It didn't happen that way, the highest resolution i can get is 1600X1250 and it looks like garbage.

    So much for seemless integration!!!

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Threaded holes too deep

    • Written by from Newport Beach

    The adapter works just fine. I have used it to connect to several different projectors and have not had any problems. The only complaint I have is the threads meant to secure the adapter are set in too deep. None of the VGA cords I have tried have a long enough screws to reach into the adapter for a secure connection. Most of the time the fit between the VGA cord and the adapter is snug enough not to fall out but it would be nice if you could secure them better, especially if it were to be a more permanent installation.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great and easy to set up!

    • Written by from perth

    I used this adapter to expand my desktop space for my macbook pro and it took less than a minute to plug in and have working properly for instant use. No problems simply flawless!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Mac Book laptops, not with Mac Pro desktops

    • Written by from State College

    The adapter Works with Mac Book Pro, Mac Book Air laptops connecting to a projector or screen up to 23 in. I use one all the time.

    It does NOT work with mini display ports on the Radeon HD cards in a Mac Pro. Those require the $99 adapter even for small screens and projectors. Apple techs explained that the Radeon HD mini display ports are different from the Mac Book ones.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS WITH CORRECT SETTINGS

    • Written by from Bixby

    I read a lot of the reviews about how this adapter didn't work and I must admit my first experience wasn't successful either. Check the following: Go to system preferences and look under "display." Click on the "detect displays" button on lower left. If that doesn't help make sure "mirrored" is checked. My problem was trying to display too high of a resolution on my TV thru the VGA hookup. Once I set the resolution to 640 X 480 everything worked perfectly!

    Mac Book Pro
    2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo
    4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    55 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    read many samsung tv complaints.

    • Written by from denver

    i have a 50" samsung flat screen. just bought an imac and the mini display port to vga cable, read reviews and was worried when so many people were complaining that it didnt work, it works fine for me. it took me a minute to figure it out because i only owned pc windows based type systems before, but you have to go into display and couple then at the top right of your safari tool bar click on the display then mirroring and it works just fine. not sure if people are doing this or what the instance is but i am very satisfied with the quality and clarity i can watch youtube and netflix on my samsung...it works and is worth the 30 bux i paid.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Honolulu

    Purchased this adapter to use a new Mini (2.4GHz Core 2 Duo) with an old 15" Samsung Syncmaster 570V. (The Mini is being used as a FileMaker server so monitor size/quality not critical.) The adapter hooked up easily and is performing very well.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix For External Display Problems

    • Written by from Southgate

    I've had the same problem as others have posted using the adapter with an iMac on a Sampo/Net TV monitor. The monitor would just make a fast clicking noise and nothing would display regardless of the resolution setting or resetting the PRAM.

    The solution is to use a VGA cable that's missing a pin (Pin 9).

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly!

    • Written by from Sorrento

    Simply put this cable worked flawlessly. I was able to use my old HP monitor as "extra" space. Of course next to my new iMac monitor the old one looks less than endearing. But it works. I will only use it when working multiple apps, eventually I will get another Mac display. Thanks to all the good folks at my local Apple Store (Altamonte Mall in Florida)

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd adaptor in 4 years

    • Written by from Peterborough

    I have used the first style MacBook in 2006, which had a mini-DVI port. I had to buy an adaptor for that one. Then I switched to a MacBook Pro, which has normal DVI port, so another adaptor. Recently I got the new unibody MacBook Pro, which comes with mini-DVI port. I thought that my old mini-DVI-to-VGA adaptor from my Macbook would work, but no! So I have had to buy a third adaptor in order to use my MBpro for presentations ... that is annoying. Why not using the same ports in all models - Apple?

    Back in 2006, the adaptors cost only 25 bucks. I love Macs, but find it outrageous that I have to buy new dongles all the time in order to use my MacBooks with standard peripherals such as projectors.

    63 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by

    I just bought one of this and it works just great!!! I try it on a HD tv and a projector and outputs a great image and video!

    12 of 18 people found this useful