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Microsoft - miniDisplay-to-VGA Video Adapter for Surface Pro (Windows 8 Pro Version) Tablets - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 138 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Should work...(but when it doesn't)

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    Eburnett
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    Not sure if this works in Windows 10 as of Dec build - it has been pure frustration trying to get it to work - no real instructions on troubleshooting if it fails to pair - works Win 7 WiDi, don't know about Win 8x as the platform doesn't suit my needs. With this one, it either works or you kind of have to know what you are doing. I get that this is still new grounds in many ways, but I expected the computer/laptop hardware to be the limiting factor, not the display fix - all of this should pair up and work, no excuses. Having said, it's a great working solution for Intel WiDi laptop win 7 to Microsoft WDA screen presentation/projector kit

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Problems with resolution

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    oldenough2knowbetter
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    I used a 2nd monitor with my last laptop to provide an extension to the desktop and planned to do the same here. This does not work well as when I attached a 19" SAMSUNG monitor it reduced the resolution on the SurfacePro3 and the Samsung. This caused a black border on left and right side of SurfacePro3 and reduced resolution along with reduced resolution on Samsung. This has to do with the screen resolution of the SurfacePro3. It does not allow 2 different resolutions so goes with lower on both.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor Converter Cable for Surface Pro 3

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    vclistings
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    This cable is required to hook-up a Microsoft Surface pro 3 computer to an external monitor. I used it to connect to a Dell 23" Flatscreen LED HD Monitor and it works great. Signal clarity is good and there appears to be minimal to no loss of signal from computer to display. You are, more or less, at the mercy of the quality of monitor you are hooking it up to for picture quality. Still working fine, too! A little pricey, though, for what appears to be a simple interface cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does What It Needs To Do

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    Furstrules
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    This does exactly what it needs to do, but I would recommend putting this money towards a hub instead. I got the iclever USB 3.0 universal dock to use with my Surface Pro 3 & I can hook 2 monitors to it and it has 6 USB ports (2 of which are USB 3.0). So if your just getting started with your Surface Pro, I recommend only buying this if you want to do nothing but add a single monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Well, Plug In and You're Set!

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    Bucky34
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    If you have a Surface Pro, highly recommend you buy this authentic plug-in specifically designed for the Surface Pro because you plug it in and are immediately connected with no problems. Other brands may be slightly less expensive but may not connect as well. This one works great, no problems at all, even when I upgraded to Windows 10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super little dongle!

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    BradmanTX
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    Bought one of these so I can use my new Surface Pro 3 to drive VGA monitors and projectors. Flawless! Including having the adapter have a bevel in the plug so that it fits in to accommodate the Surface's outer case. Great little product and not a total rip-off. I've used it so far with multiple monitors, several TV's and plenty of projectors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Reliable product

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    mickeyelam
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    Seems a bit expensive for what you're getting, especially when you look at non-Microsoft versions that can connect to HDMI, DVI, or VGA instead of just VGA for quite a bit less money. Got this version because I needed it and it was easily available from Best Buy but would rather have the more flexible version.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter for presentations

    Posted
    Wendell
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    I often need to display presentations for clients and I never know exactly what kind of screen to which I'll be attaching my Surface Pro 3. The most common connection, however, is the standard VGA port, so this adapter works great. Are there cheaper alternatives? Sure, but this one matches my Surface and looks very professional.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VGA input

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    flgranny4
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    Very easy to use - no setup required. I just plugged the cable to the VGA monitor and the docking station and was able to see the large 25 inch monitor. So far I haven't noticed any downside to using this adapter other than the price - I think the price could have been $10 cheaper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very handy device

    Posted
    Chris
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    I am happy to have found this device to hook up my tablet and use it for presentations. It is working well. I had an excellent experience at the store with good help to select this items. I enjoy having this assistance personally and that is why I go to the store for help.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth buying oem

    Posted
    jay1
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    It's worth buying the Microsoft unit vs the cheaper ones elsewhere. This unit's mini display port end is angled to match the angle of the side of the Surface. The cheaper generic units aren't angled so they don't seat all the way. They work, but this unit fits perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does its job

    Posted
    Steve
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    The adapter does its job. So far the short length of the cord has not been a problem, but it does add more strain upon the mini-display plug side because the VGA side of the plug dangles in the air as opposed to being able to reach and rest upon the desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As advertised

    Posted
    Bobcat
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    It turns the plug on my Surface 3 into a VGA cord. It's small and portable and does what it's supposed to. A little pricey for what it is, but the generic plug isn't the best for the Surface line due to the unique angle of the tablet's body.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter

    Posted
    Duron
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    I give lots of presentations with my surface pro 3 and this adapter has been amazing when a projector is available. Thanks to its small and compact size it takes up no room in my bag. I highly recommend this as a must have accessory for your surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft 1 x 0 Apple

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    xxandy
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    My review is biased because I own a more-expensive, lower-quality similar item from Apple. While this one is actually pretty expensive too, it is better built all around and it shows. Plus the slightly longer cable is another nice to have

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Posted
    SuburbanSaluki
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    Strong connection, great clarity. Works as it should with the surface pro 3. Remember that this plug itself (female) does not go directly into the screen/projector, you will still need the standard VGA cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to set up

    Posted
    RoyJ
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    Bought this to connect two computers to a single monitor - was easy to set up and is easy to use - just a single button to push to switch from one computer to the other. No loss in display quality on either computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for connecting projectors

    Posted
    Edgar
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    I bought it together with my Surface Pro 3, and it enables me to project my presentations, turning the Surface into a real laptop. Projectors usually have only VGA or HDMI connectors, while Surface has a mini Display port.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well, a little expensive though.

    Posted
    spndxkwby
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    This does what it needs too. It allows me to share my screen from my SP3 and use a second monitor. The only issue I have is that it was expensive and didn't just come supplied with the dock that was also expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hello Faster Work Time!!!

    Posted
    DougieFresh
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    This device that I use with my surface pro 3 allows me to speed up my computer time. It is portable, durable, and hooks up to the old school monitors. I do a lot of presenting so this was an excellent purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend