My new laptop does not have a VGA port for projecting presentations at work. However, it does have an HDMI port. This cable allows me to connect my laptop's HDMI port to projectors with a male VGA cable (pretty standard for projectors). I haven't used it heavily yet, but I tested it out and it worked fine. This cable was significantly cheaper than any of the others comps that I found online so I am very happy so far.