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StarTech.com Mini DisplayPort to VGA Video Adapter - M/F

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  • Connect your VGA monitor or projector to a Mini DisplayPort equipped computer
  • Compatible with Mini DisplayPort equipped laptops such as Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon - Passive / DP++ / Dual-mode DisplayPort
  • Supports Resolutions up to 1920x1200
  • Thunderbolt to VGA Compatible / Connects to your Laptop Thunderbolt port - Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter / MDP to VGA / Mini DP to VGA
  • Mini DP to Projector / MDP to Projector / Mini Display Port to Projector / Thunderbolt to VGA Converter

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Technical Details

Size: Adapter | Color: Black
  • Brand Name: StarTech
  • Model: MDP2VGA
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Weight: 0.05 Kilograms
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty

Product Details

Size: Adapter | Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0031SEMBQ
  • Item model number: MDP2VGA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 25, 2009

Product Description

Size: Adapter | Color: Black

MDP2VGA Alternate View
Simple to use, small form factor converter makes Mini DisplayPort backwards compatible with your existing VGA display or projector.
MDP2VGA Alternate View
Connect your VGA monitor to a Mini DisplayPort equipped computer.
Mini DisplayPort to VGA Video Adapter Converter

The MDP2VGA Mini DisplayPort VGA Adapter Cable offers a cost-effective VGA/Mini DisplayPort link, letting you connect a VGA computer monitor to a device with a Mini DisplayPort output while saving the expense of upgrading the monitor for compatibility.

Compatible with Intel Thunderbolt, when connected directly to a supporting DisplayPort over Thunderbolt I/O port.

Product Features & Applications
  • Supports PC resolutions up to 1920x1200 and HDTV resolutions up to 1080p
  • Easy to use adapter, no software required
  • Compatible with Intel Thunderbolt
  • Ideal for digital entertainment centers, home offices, business conference rooms, and trade show displays
  • Keep your existing VGA monitor to be used with your new Mini DisplayPort device
  • Ideal for using your VGA monitor as a secondary display

Customer Reviews

Using this for several months now and it's still working.
mamatobi
I use it to connect to a projector and large screen at work and it does that perfectly.
Bryan
I was so pleased when this adapter instantly worked with no questions asked.
Alice Winter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Alice Winter on January 9, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Adapter Verified Purchase
I got this adapter over the Cirago Mini DisplayPort to VGA Active Adapter (DPA2011) because it was less expensive. But let me tell you, it works! It actually works!! If I had a dollar for every VGA or DVI adapter out there that was poor quality control junk, then I'd be raking it in. I was so pleased when this adapter instantly worked with no questions asked. I've heard that the Cirago adapter is also very nice and works beautifully, but I haven't tried it myself.

The real reason I got this is because it's an ACTIVE adapter. I have a MacBook Pro 15" Late 2011, and when I try to boot in Windows 7 while using an external monitor, there's absolutely no picture on the screen if I'm using a regular VGA adapter. The Mac OS works fine. HOWEVER, StarTech came to the rescue, and after weeks of grueling agony without my nice monitor, I can FINALLY use both operating systems on the big screen!

The problem with regular (or "passive") VGA adapters is that they need software to convert the digital signal to analog. Some computers have it and some don't. The *StarTech* adapter is awesome because it has built-in hardware for doing the conversion for you without any extra software or drivers. They're called "active" adapters because they actively convert the signal all by themselves.

If you have any doubt in your mind about buying a cheap knock-off VGA adapter, consider spending a tad bit more for this one because it's worth it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By E. Austin on September 8, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Adapter Verified Purchase
I own a Dell XPS L702X laptop. I ordered this adapter so I can connect second monitors and projectors that require the VGA connection. My laptop runs both Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Kubuntu. For the Linux OS, I do have to have this adapter plugged into the computer when I first turn it on else the Linux OS won't recognize it. However, most people run Windows and they will be happy to know that it is completely plug-n-play on the Win7 side and requires no restarting.

The only glitch I've noticed is the compatibility with only ONE Epson projector and it is only that there can be seen very slight "wiggling" of the image on the screen with certain colors displayed on the screen. It does NOT happen with the other Epson projector I own, nor the Samsung flat monitor or the Dell flat monitor I own. All other devices I have connected with it work perfectly. It must only be a rare compatibility issue with the image settings of either my video card, that particular monitor's color settings, or both. I do not believe this will be something that others will experience.

Great price, Amazon shipped quickly, very happy with purchase!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian on August 3, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Adapter Verified Purchase
I have a Dell XPS 15 without VGA output. So, thanks to this adapter I can made presentations or simply use an old monitor. Exactly what I need!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter on April 7, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Adapter Verified Purchase
This little guy was just what i needed to connect my Surface Pro to random VGA projectors for displaying PowerPoint slides. What can I say? Works perfectly. And, it's not white and it cost much less than the one from Microsoft!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H G Chamberlain III on July 1, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Adapter Verified Purchase
Since I switched my primary computer from a very large screen and heavy laptop to a Microsoft Surface Pro there is some work that is more difficult on a small screen. The StarTech adapter allowed me to connect a AOC 23" external monitor to my Surface Pro while I am in the office and it works great. It was complete Plug and Play - no drivers or outside software was needed. Nice addition to the Surface Pro for office use
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey H. Harwell on March 14, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Adapter Verified Purchase
Works great with my MSFT Surface Pro. Used it tonight with my Samsung HDTV and it worked beautifully. Very happy with the video quality and the price. Quality of picture was much better with the StarTech.com MDP2HDMI Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Video Adapter Converter, but most businesses still have only VGA adapters. Same for where I work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Claudio Sepulveda Streb on May 15, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Adapter Verified Purchase
I had doubt about if this product is the same that Apple product. Its the same for MacBook Pro or latest iMac
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joshua on April 2, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Adapter Verified Purchase
This converter is totally compatible with my equipment and (so far) with all the projectors I've used on these days.
Its a very usefull tool and easy to carry and use.
Totally compatible with my dell equipment.
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