• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design..

    • Written by

    I use both pc and mac in my work. I know there are a lot of die hard mac users but I just don't get it. Mac's have always been style before substance for me. I agree with many of the posters. There are certain laptop connections that laptops presenters need. With pc they are there. With mac, oh know, I need another dongle. Buy a new and improved mac laptop. Oh know, I need new dongles because the old ones don't fit the new laptop.

    The new mini displayport indeed does not fit standard vga connections. Why? Poor design... So here is the problem and the solution. It doesn't tighten down because the recessed area around the female connection is not deep enough. If you look at the attempted connection, there is a space between the 2 connectors. That's why the screws don't touch and tighten. To solve this, I bought a cheap 3' vga extension. When I received it, I went to my grinder and carefully shaved the metal sides down as close as I dared so as not to grind the pins. I was then able to get a closer connection. The screws reached and I could tighten the connector down and I never take the extension off. Now when I go to connect to a projector system, I just have 3 extra feet of extension. I never have to fuss with the overpriced, poorly designed but oh so cool looking apple dongle. Who said, 'form follows function'? Apple should take note, listen to your customers and stop changing the peripherals with each new release.

    137 of 168 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    just got this and it works like a charm

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    Today i was sick and tired of not having another screen for my mac so i went to my local best buy and got my self the Mini Display Port to VGA adaptor and i must say for the price of it it was a good buy cause it was cheep and it did not need for the driver to be uploaded to the Mac so i recommend it to any one

    11 of 18 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!!

    • Written by from Brentwood

    Not sure why some people have a problem with this adapter. I have successfully connected my IMac using this adapter to Samsung, LG, Sony plasma and LCD Tv's, plus Infocus, Acer and Sony projectors. Its true that on some you initially get a no sync or blank screen, but with a quick screen resolution and or Hz reconfig, they all worked perfectly.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect for me.

    • Written by from TINTON FALLS

    I've been using this quite a fair bit now for three months straight and it works perfectly. I have had no issues connecting it to a projector and I can dual-screen just fine with my Acer AL2216W monitor. OSX made adjustments automatically for me; simply plug it in. It's pretty small, which makes it easy to carry around with me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    • Written by from San Diego

    I agree with previous users that the design of this adapter prevents a good connection when using a MacBook Pro for presentations. I have had three talks now where the slides looked awful. This is the largely the same PPT talk that I have given previously on my old MB Pro laptop, where I never had this problem.

    I hope Apple can fix this soon.

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design is flawed

    • Written by from Bainbridge Island

    I can't even give this product a one star rating because the design is flawed and it just doesn't work but they won't let you not rate it. The screws are too short and the pin housing is not inset far enough to get a good connection with the VGA cable. I returned it to the Best Buy store and, after trying three other Apple VGA adapters that were the same, finding that mine wasn't a lemon, the manager of the Geek Squad went above and beyond to help me find a different VGA cable that would work with this adapter. After going through all the VGA cables he had there in Best Buy, and there were several, we came to the conclusion that none of them would work with the new Apple VGA adapter.

    My boss gives presentations on color all over the world and we have NEVER had a problem with earlier Apple VGA adapters for previous models of Macs. But this one just doesn't work. You need a tight connection with the pins for a projector to project colors correctly. And yes, both my computers and the projector are calibrated for color. When I saw the colors projecting totally incorrectly and flaring off the screen and realized what the problem was, I put the exact same presentation on our MacBook, instead of the new MacBook Pro, using the older VGA adapter and it projected perfectly.

    I see that MM from Newport News and JP from Paradise both had the same issue in their reviews. Unfortunately, duct tape may keep the adaptor hooked to the cable, but it still will not enable it to project colors correctly because you cannot get a tight pin connection.

    Please, please redesign this product as soon as possible!

    105 of 124 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced accesory that is very useful.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I recently bought the Adapter at the Apple Store after waiting in line for around 20 minutes. This adapter was around $40 with tax which is outrageous considering its size. The adapter worked almost perfectly on first boot-up except for two exceptions:

    1. I couldn't type on either monitor on they first try. Once I rebooted I could type again.

    2. The colour is off even though I calibrated.

    In conclusion, the adapter was not worth the money that I put into it but will be EXTREMELY useful in the future.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch max resolutions on dual monitor setup with this adaptor!

    • Written by from Juno Beach

    In addition to the Mini-DVI to VGA adaptor, I purchased this Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor for my dual monitor setup on Mac Mini (2009). Worked great with my first set of lower resolution monitors that only had VGA in. However, upon upgrading monitors to higher resolution, I found out the hard way that there is a limitation on the resolution this adaptor will support. While the Mini-DVI to VGA worked fine in 1680x1050 mode, this adaptor did not! It only would work at the next resolution down, 1600x1200, not acceptable for identical dual monitor setup. Discovered that it was because of the analog output of this adaptor will not support resolutions this high. Fortunately the monitors also had DVI connectors, so I purchased the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adaptor instead and used theMini-DVI to DVI adaptor that came in the Mac Mini box. Everything now works fine but I am out another $29. Moral of the story: Go all DVI for best image quality and support for highest resolution, if you can!

    35 of 39 people found this useful