Apple - Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter - White

Apple® Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter - Proprietary, DVI-D Female
$29.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (406 out of 416)

Features


Connector on First End: 1 x Proprietary Connector

Connector on Second End: 1 x DVI-D Female Digital Video


Customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great. Do your homework before you buy!

    Posted
    pnew83

    First step as always... DO YOUR HOMEWORK! I own a brand new 27" iMac desktop that replaced an 8 year old Dell Desktop with Dell flat panel monitor. The Dell monitor still works fine, so I thought I would run dual screens. The Dell monitor is VGA and S-Video capable through VGA and DVI outputs on the monitor. However according to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface there exist at least five types of DVI. The differences are subtle for each type. This is combined with Apple moving to the proprietary "Mini Display Port" from the old "Mini DVI" port for external output in its laptops and desktops recently. Sadly when Apple markets these adapters they don't specify on the packaging whether its DVI-D dual or single link, DVI-I dual or single link, or DVI-A. You need to study the product pictures on Apple's website before you buy the one you need. My 17" flat panel Dell monitor had a DVI-D single link connection and the reviewed product is compatible with both DVI-D single and dual link connections but NOT DVI-I single or dual or DVI-A. Armed with this information I checked bestbuy.com to verify which location near me had this part in stock, and I was rewarded after purchase with a no hassle dual screen setup. The sales associate knew what I was talking about too which I personally found comforting and impressive. Check to see: 1. Does your Apple device have Mini DVI or a Mini Display Port port 2. Does the device you wish to connect have DVI-I single link, DVI-I dual link, DVI-D single link, DVI-D double link, or DVI-A. 3. Search "DVI Connector Types" at wikipedia to be sure which one you have. Cross-reference this with the pictures of the various Apple adapters sold online. THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH DVI-D SINGLE LINK AND DVI-D DUAL LINK (unless you provide yet another adapter) Hope this helps! Thank you Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says, quality but at a price.

    Posted
    samson
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Like all Apple stuff, you pay a ltitle bit of a premium on adapters like this, but they always work the way the're supposed to. I'd say $20 would be a more fair price for the TB to DVI adapter, as functionally equivalent examples can be had for that price (or better) online etc, My only "complaint" with this adapter would be that the cable is super short (just a few inches) meaning, if you're using it on an iMac, then your DVI cable will be pulling down on the adapter and wearing out the port. I returned mine and bought an adapter off of Amazon that has a long TB cable (like 6-10 ft.) so the heavy connector is at my monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WORKED AS NEEDED

    Posted
    GrandmaWillow

    i purchused this adaper about two weeks ago, and i have to say after i figured out how to make it work it works GREAT. Works as advertised. but i still say it should come with the macbook pros. And instructions would be nice. BUT if you are using this to attached a macbook pro to anouther display MAKE SURE macbook pro is plugged in! and wake up macbook by pressing keys on an external keyboard or mouse AND then set how you want to use it because it automatically makes a new screen, if u want you want to use it while your macbook is closed you have to click MIRRORED SCREENS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What can I say? It works fine.

    Posted
    Gadgeteer2
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    I'm consistently impressed by Apple products. My desktop PC "died." I have to use my MacBook Air as a replacement. I have a large-screen LG monitor, so I got the adapter. Plugged it into my MacBook, plugged the DVI cable into the adapter, and voila . . . The MacBook automatically senses it's connected to an external monitor and outputs to the LG. It's kind of nice, too, because now I can use my laptop monitor along with the external monitor, opening multiple documents on my desktop and dragging them around in both monitors, viewing a spreadsheet and Word doc in the large monitor and a reference work or browser on the laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saving Grace

    Posted
    LuluFrangelica
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    I brought my ailing "vintage" (circa 2008) Apple cinema display to the Apple Store hoping it was just a connection issue. Yay, it was! Unfortunately, as technology moves at the speed of light, they no longer sold the older connection I needed. However, just a few feet away stood a Best Buy store. And lo and behold, they had the exact part. I can't find the words to convey what a relief finding this is and what a saving grace Best Buy was/is. Now I can work in peace. It really is all about the little things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always in short supply

    Posted
    Offhand
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    This is the type of well-engineered line of adapters that one would expect from Apple. They work extremely well, which is why they always seems to walk off with coworkers and family members who don’t understand that a collection of these adapters (DVI, HDMI, VGA) run about $90. I would sincerely recommend this product to friends and family members so that they have their own and stop taking mine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, just one complaint...

    Posted
    Beck
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    I’m not entirely sure if it’s the product, or the way I have things set up, but the DVI seems to lose signal a lot more than it should. I find that I have to unplug it, then plug it back into my MacBook Pro every so often when the MacBook/monitor has been idle a while. Kind of annoying, but when it works it works fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Way too expensive -

    Posted
    JoeSmoo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought the Apple product along with a new Mac - simply because I didn't feel like going to another store for just a cable. In effect I was willing to pay for convince. Nonetheless, if you are on a budget - keep shopping. I would recommend this product to a Friend because it is a high quality item - as long as $20.00+ dollars is meaningless to them. and/or their time is more important. High quality products can be found for far less if you have the time to research and shop.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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