Apple MB572Z/A Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
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Product Description

Use the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air to a standard analog monitor, projector, or LCD that uses a VGA connector or cable. The Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter lets you connect a standard analog monitor, projector, or LCD that uses a VGA connector or cable to a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air with a Mini DisplayPort. The new MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air each have a Mini DisplayPort that allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adapter. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.

  • Video adapter
  • Mini-DVI - Male
  • 15 Pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)

Customer Reviews:

  • Fits all my needs
    I recieved this adapter today. It works well. I bought it due there are no DVI connections on projectors we use at work and in University, so I was unable to show my presentations from Macbook. As I check today, all is working fine, so I think this solution is good if you need to connect projector.
    For external monitors (Asus 22" and LG 20") I use my Mini DisplayPort/DVI adapter which also work well....more info
  • no delivery
    Cannot give a review as I have not received the product yet. I am still waiting and have not received any emails explaining the delay....more info
  • Fixed!
    My home display uses DVI (which is a far more modern standard than VGA), but I often need this adapter for running presentations. Other reviewers have complained about several problems with this adapter. However, Apple recently released a firmware update, which you can download at and run (you must have the adapter plugged in and connected to a display) to solve everything. After that, it should work perfectly....more info
  • Necessary for my computer
    It's necessary for me to use my computer for A/V. Pricey as most other apple stuff. And the one that I received looks a little bit different from the display picture. ...more info
  • Better than the apple adapter
    This product works just as advertised, maybe even better. I have hooked this adapter up to my macbook and connected to countless displays and they have all worked perfectly, no wavy screens, no color mismatches and no bands. The only con if the VGA plug is a little loose, it wont output video so you have to connect and make sure you tighten at least one of the screws on the plug. The best part is that it outputs upto 1920X1080 resolution instead of apples adapter being limited to 1600X1200. ...more info
  • 1996 tech
    On the new macbook, only 1600x1200 @60Hz -
    Haven't seen limitations on the new macbook pros, but hope that Apple will fix this shortcoming.
    I was running 1600x1200 in 1996.

    AFTER purchasing the MB572Z/A miniport/VGA dongle with my new MB467LL/A macbook - the one with the "advanced" nVidia GeForce 9400M set, I read in the user's guide (p.66) that "Note: Your MacBook supports external display resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 on Apple DVI displays and up to 1600 x 1200 on VGA displays." Bullocks!
    The nVidia set supports "Maximum VGA Resolution 2048x1536".

    Apple touts this "brand-new, industry-standard port", but they are clearly making serious compromises with the new hardware - hopefully on the software side, and hopefully will update software and fix this problem for thousands of owners of 1920x1200 monitors....more info
  • Pricey, but it works
    The title says it all. This little dongle is pricy, but it worked as advertised for me on my MacBook Pro. I just wish that Apple had bundled the adapater with their expensive laptop....more info
  • Useful item
    This item is very useful and necessary to connect my laptop to our flat screen LCD TV. ...more info
  • Didn't Work Right for Me... But AppleCare Helped.
    I got this adapter to connect my MacBook to my 24" Gateway monitor. I wanted VGA because I already have the DVI connection on the monitor tied up with my PS3, and wanted to retain the ability to switch between the two sources.

    Well, I was kind of bummed by the performance of this adapter with my MacBook/monitor combo. I'm sure it's not the adapter's fault, but in my experience the MacBook didn't want to output the native 1920x1200 @60Hz my monitor wanted. Instead, when the MacBook said it was outputting that resolution, the monitor's status told me that it was receiving 1280x1024 @60Hz. Naturally, this looked horrible.

    I dialed down the output a bit, to 1600x1200, and other resolutions (even 1440x900) and in those modes the output was correct, but I got a wavy, unstable image on my monitor. Sometimes it would stabilize for a while, but it was still not native resolution and thus looked pretty chunky.

    A call to AppleCare eventually solved my problem. The solution? I had to use the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter instead, and use that DVI connection on my monitor. It seems that with the new MacBook the analog output isn't quite compatible with my monitor for some reason. While my previous MacBook handled VGA output with no problems, this one refused to play nice with my Gateway monitor.

    My suggestion is to use this VGA adapter only if you have no other choice. If you have DVI available as an option on your monitor, you may want to go with Apple's other adapter, as digital output shines on this MacBook. It's too bad, but new technology sometimes leaves old tech in the dust.

    I will hang on to this adapter, though. I may have better luck with other monitors or HDTVs in the future. ...more info
  • looked like used
    The packaging was good but one of the protective plastics that was supposed to be pasted to the adaptor was not pasted. And it had dust on the adhesive side... It works perfectly....more info