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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2013
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
I bought this cable to drive a WQHD monitor from my Mac mini (Late 2012) at its native 2560x1440 resolution. The mini Display Port connector plugs firmly in to the Mac. The rugged-feeling cable spans the distance between the monitor and the Mac. The Display Port connector plugs firmly into the monitor. The computer recognizes the monitor. The monitor detects the signal from the computer. The monitor displays a lovely 2560x1440 picture.

The computer is happy. The monitor is happy. I'm happy.

If you buy this cable, maybe you'll be happy too. (Or maybe not. Properly functioning 2560x1440 displays are neither essential to, nor guarantees of, happiness.)
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2014
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Started our fine, but signal failed after about 6 weeks and maybe a couple of dozen uses.

I had this connected to an external monitor, and would connect my work laptop or home macbook when I needed a dual monitor setup. At first, I thought the connector wasn't fully engaged in the Mini DP port on the laptop/Mac, but then it just quit linking to the monitor. I tried it on another monitor...same issue. I ended up buying another cable from another brand. Won't be buying from these guys again.

Update-April 4th,2014
After posting my original review, Cable Matters contacted me via e-mail with a very nice letter of apology and offered to replace the cable at no charge, provided I a) returned the defective cable to them in the pre-paid envelope they sent, and; b) consider updating my review here on Amazon.

I think that was a fair request and I appreciate them reaching out to make things right. The replacement cable arrived within a few days, and seems to be working fine. Accordingly, Im updating my review from the original 1 star to 4 stars.

Hopefully, this cable will fare better than the original, but regardless, I am impressed by a supplier that tries to address customer issues, and I have to say Cable Matters did just that. My thanks to them for their efforts.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2013
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
i have 3 of these, each one connected to a 2560x1440 monitor (all 3 to a radeon 7970). they're working without any issues so far
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2013
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
Hooked up my U2317HM and couldn't get it to work at highest res with any of the other hdmi, dvi, vga cables I had.
Read another review and 2 days later it arrived and 3 minutes later I was at 2560x1440
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2013
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For every product I need to buy on Amazon, I just can't decide because of the poor ratings. I need to go through all the 1 stars to figure out the product's 'true' reliability rating. For instance, for this product a few buyers say, 'my HDMI connection is not working', so 1 star. This is a Thunderbolt adapter, not a HDMI adapter and the maker is offering a life time warranty on it. If a product is defective, which is not unusual for any purchase, ask for a replacement. I do know it is a hassle.
I have been buying from Amazon since about 1995 and I have also given 1 star(s), but only when the product was faulty, followed by an unprofessional seller.
So many video games get 1 star(s) because of a 'non-game' issue, e.g. 'it did not install', 'my display is not working', so 1 star and the game is reviewed junk. It's almost impossible that one 'never' got to play the game. Why not save your review until you find that it really is junk.
Amazon should have a category system for reviews. It will make life easier for the buyer and the seller and filter out the so very many negative star reviews made by uneducated buyers.

I'm going to give this product 5 stars because it converts a thunderbolt signal to a DP signal flawlessly.
I don't represent the seller.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2013
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
My Mac Mini was unable to display the full resolution of my HP 27" monitor until I connected the two with this cable. (The Mac Mini comes with an HDMI adapter to DVI.) This cable connects to the HP's display port and the Mac Mini's Thunderbolt port.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2014
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Not much more to say than that. Plugged it in and it works. I haven't experienced any "sleep" issues after a number of days. Plug-and-play goodness for me. The cord seems well-made and has nice quality connectors.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2013
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I bought a late 2012 Mac Mini with an Intel i7 processor and then installed a SSD to speed it up even more. So, all that was left was to get a display running at 2560 x 1440. I decided on the Samsung 27" LED S27B970B monitor capable of this resolution. Once setup I realized that HDMI would not give me the resolution I was looking for. I learned that I needed to use the Thunderbolt connection on the Mac and the Displayport connection on the Samsung monitor. Well, Thunderbolt is essentially a mini Displayport; this cable turned out to be the perfect solution - mini Displayport to Displayport. I am typing this review while enjoying my new 2560 x 1440 resolution. Don't settle for some other type of solution (I'm told perhaps a DVI-D would work, but why use an adapter and cable when you can just use a cable) - this is perfect and CHEAP! Time will tell if the cable holds up, but I suspect I will not have any issues. If I do, I will update this review.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2014
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
The cable works, however the bulbous Thunderbolt / Mini Displayport end makes it so you can't use the adjacent USB port on a 2013 Macbook Air. Since there are only 2 USB ports on the Macbook Air, this is a deal breaker. Why the end is so fat I have no idea.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2014
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
It does the job perfectly (using the display port connection on 1920x1200 resolution), but it has one flaw and hence the one star deduction. The computer-side connection has a rubber bulge (left-hand side) which can interfere with other connectors, e.g. the firewire port on a mac laptop. I noticed this when migrating from the slimmer Apple mini display port-2-dvi adapter. Sigh.
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