• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    May have trouble syncing with monitors at higher resolutions

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have a late-2010 13" MB Air and use this adapter with various monitors. It appears that the VGA timings or signal strength on the laptop are marginal at higher resolutions (1600x1200 and above). The effect is that you periodically get zig-zag bursts across the entire screen. This is the analog VGA signal slipping between scanlines.

    The reason I'm mentioning this on the adapter page is that the build quality of the adapter appears to contribute to this. Perhaps there isn't proper shielding. In any case, I have tried three of these adapters and some are worse than others.

    Hopefully this issue can be fixed in the MB Air so that VGA is more usable at higher resolutions.

    Variables I have eliminated by trying different options: monitors, VGA cables, computer (2009 Mac Mini has no problem with same monitor and cable), USB or no USB attached, wireless networking disabled, and locations (home and office). Things that definitely fix it: using a DVI adapter or resolutions under 1600x1200 with VGA.

    So, if you have a single monitor, get the DVI adapter instead. If you're doing presentations, you have to use VGA but switch to a lower resolution.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just fine

    • Written by from croton on hudson

    We use this to connect our MaCBook Pro's to a Toshiba TDP-T99 projector without any issues. What more could you ask for?

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work properly!

    • Written by from Coimbatore

    I got this for my 15' High End Macbook Pro for connecting to my Samsung 23" monitor. Disappointingly it supports all the resolutions but does not support the native 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display is visible but the screen is moved to the sides leaving a big black bar in left of the screen.

    33 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    • Written by from Debrecen

    I bought the adapter for a 2011 13" MBP, and it works fine so far with an ASUS monitor, and an LG HDTV. No problems, no flickering, very simple product. I think the ones who has problems with flickering, and such, the problem is NOT in the adapter, but the Mac's VGA. Anyway, a recent update for MacBook Pros featured a fix for external displays, and Intel graphic cards.

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best accessory for MAC

    • Written by from Loxahatchee

    I just bought my 13-inch mac book pro when it came out in February and I then bought the mini-VGA . I then hooked it to my 31.5 inch Westinghouse Tv and its like my mac blew up to a bigger screen. This product is very good for gaming and secondary screens, and this is a really good thing for mac because they don't have vga ports like PC's do.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought this to use in my classroom with my MacBook so I could connect it to the projector for large class presentations. It works great and I've never had an issue with it. The price is right as well, not too expensive for a teacher buying her own technology to use in the classroom. :)

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing result

    • Written by from Leeds

    Used this to plug my new Macbook Pro 13" to AG Neovo F419 external monitor.
    Nothing wrong with the monitor. It works fine with other laptops including old Macbook Pro 15".

    Now it flickers continuously and is completely unwatchable. Why??!!

    14 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, So Easy - Use for your TV!

    • Written by from University Park

    Fantastic. Just make sure your TV has the right ports, silly people!! Not one meant just for PCs. I have an old Insignia 42" (4 years old) a 5-yr-old macbook, and a new macbook and this works perfectly for both set ups. Have the macbook screen and sound plugged into the DVI port and its associated sound input port. Do NOT have them plugged into the RGB PC port.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest way to go

    • Written by from Wichita Falls

    Ok.... so Apple decided to do a little bit of marketing strategies once again. The easiest way that I found is buy this minidisplayport to vga adapter and then buy a vga to vga extension along with it. It cost about $50 total, but it's better than paying $100 dollars for an extension without the vga attachment.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The adapter works perfectly when connecting a 13" MacBook Pro to a Dell (or any non-Mac) external monitor. Great size to travel with as well.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EEBKAC

    • Written by from Madison

    Error exists between keyboard and chair. People give these products a bad review because they buy the wrong item, then say it doesn't work. This display port plug-in works perfectly with the products it is SUPPOSED to work for.

    68 of 91 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great

    • Written by from Diamond Bar

    I bought the adaptor yesterday, and when i tried it out it didn't work on my samsung tv, wasted 29 bucks for it -.-

    21 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fantastic product...you airheads need to learn your equipment

    • Written by from Oceanside

    i've had my HP screen hooked into my MAC MINI for almost two years and i've never once had an issue. i even hooked the MINI up to my samsung 46" TV once...still no issues...for the love of god people...learn about your products before using them. this way you dont sway people towards or away from the wrong products. mac runs a different OS...thats obvious...what this means though, is that there WILL be certain compatibility issues. ALMOST always this can be corrected by just learning your product. the compatibility problem can easily be described as this: IF YOU HAVE A DEMOCRAT AND A REPUBLICAN ARGUING OVER THE REVISIONS OF A BILL BEFORE ITS PROPOSED, THIS IS YOUR COMPATIBILITY ISSUE. ONCE BOTH PARTIES HAVE LEARNED EACH OTHERS PRO'S AND CONS THEY CAN COME TO AN "AGREEMENT". THIS IS WHERE THE COMPATIBILITY ISSUES MAKE A "HAND SHAKE", AND WORK. Voila...you've now been educated...

    38 of 96 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed Accessory

    • Written by from Carson

    Great product! I have an old 19" monitor at home that use with my macbook to help me with my research projects.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works just fine ...

    • Written by from Oshawa

    Not sure why all these negative reviews about that adapter. For me it worked fine both on a projector or a large LCD TV. There's one tip to get it to work on a TV which is to buy male/male VGA cable ($7-8) to hoke it to the adapter on one side and the TV on the other side. I'm happy with purchase.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my new macbook and HD tv

    • Written by from Doral

    Bought this when i upgraded my macbook to my macbook pro, because i had the old mini display dongle for the old mac, but now i need to edit on my new pro, so viola! and it works amazing on my HD tv,

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Bellerose

    Bought it from the Apple store on Fifth Ave. Went in, asked for help with finding the product. The guy found it in a second and then I found out the line was huge (at least 30 mins waiting). He took out the Apple Store iPhone and swiped my credit card on it. It was awesome. Didn't have to wait on the big line, and the receipt was emailed to me on the spot.

    I've used this a couple of times at college with the built in projectors and it works fine. I also connect a spare computer monitor and that works great too.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not allow rented HD movies to be played on external displays

    • Written by from ooltewah

    I continually get an HDCP error stating my TV is non-compliant. I had none of these problems on my old mbp with the standard DVI out. This is unacceptable. I might as well continue illegally downloading movies in this case. Ever wonder why people do that? So they don't have to get on here and write bad reviews for something they spent hard earned money on that doesn't do what it's supposed to do. Guess it's back to the old BT sites...

    Also, it will not allow me to mirror my display with my sharp TV like the last MBP. I end up with widescreen bars on the top and bottom and the only solution I've found it to disable mirroring.... you know, so I can watch my rented HD movies on my 15" screen and stare at my desktop on my 42" TV. Thanks so much apple. You rule.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Adaptor

    • Written by from Norman

    This is an excellent adaptor! I use it constantly! It's great because I'm in college and have to give lots of presentations that all require an adaptor to connect to the projectors.
    I don't understand the problems other people have because I have never had any trouble at all.

    17 of 19 people found this useful