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Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension

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  • Supports 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz

This Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Display Adapter is designed to allow users of a Mac computer featuring the Mini DisplayPort connector to output to an external monitor or projector that features a Dual-Link DVI port. In addition, it also features a USB extension cable that runs alongside the DVI cable, for convenience sake. Both video-mirroring and dual-display modes are supported.

Please check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you're choosing the right adapter.

Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension
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    4.4

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (14)
    • Good length (7)
    • Warranty (6)
    • Rugged (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • High-end equipment (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (15), Enthusiast (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (15), Personal (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works Great!

    I've heard some rate this card as not working for some folks, but it worked great for me. I also heard it was because of a glitch in older operating systems. I'm running...Read complete review

    I've heard some rate this card as not working for some folks, but it worked great for me. I also heard it was because of a glitch in older operating systems. I'm running Mac OS 10.5.7 on a 27" iMac, and it runs the 30" Apple Display just fine.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    All Hype

    If you're looking for a DVI video adapter to connect your dual LCD monitors to a Macbook Air - don't bother with this Mini Display port. Macbook Airs only have 2 USB ports and...Read complete review

    If you're looking for a DVI video adapter to connect your dual LCD monitors to a Macbook Air - don't bother with this Mini Display port. Macbook Airs only have 2 USB ports and 1 Thunderbolt port; my thunderbolt port was already assigned to a MAC VGA converter to allow an extra display of 1 LCD monitor. This leaves me with only 2 USB ports to connect a 2nd monitor.I was told by an Apple Genius that I shouldn't have to use the USB AND the Thunderbolt cables from this minidisplay port to connect my 2nd dual monitor; I "should be able to use just the USB plugin on this minidisplay port." Not so. Clearly this genius is not quite a genuis.Since the thunderbolt port is already connected to the VGA mac converter for the initial monitor extention, you must connect the 2nd thunderbolt port and the other USB port using the mini display port for it to work which of course is impossible with only one Thunderbold plugin available.Save yourself the headache and just get a regular USB to DVI External Video Card Adapter. This will connect you to the 2nd USB and save you one USB for all other items.

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    5.0

    Works Great

    By KAH

    from Puyallup, WA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • High Cost

      Best Uses

      • High-End Equipment

      Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

      At first the 2nd display blinked on and off. After checking all the connections we realized the problem was the DVI cable. We replaced the cable with a good one and everything worked as advertised.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      2.0

      All Hype

      By Presidio

      from San Francisco

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Performance
      • Good Length
      • Good Warranty

      Cons

      • Incompatible
      • No Performance Increase

      Best Uses

      • Dorm Room

      Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

      If you're looking for a DVI video adapter to connect your dual LCD monitors to a Macbook Air - don't bother with this Mini Display port. Macbook Airs only have 2 USB ports and 1 Thunderbolt port; my thunderbolt port was already assigned to a MAC VGA converter to allow an extra display of 1 LCD monitor. This leaves me with only 2 USB ports to connect a 2nd monitor.I was told by an Apple Genius that I shouldn't have to use the USB AND the Thunderbolt cables from this minidisplay port to connect my 2nd dual monitor; I "should be able to use just the USB plugin on this minidisplay port." Not so. Clearly this genius is not quite a genuis.Since the thunderbolt port is already connected to the VGA mac converter for the initial monitor extention, you must connect the 2nd thunderbolt port and the other USB port using the mini display port for it to work which of course is impossible with only one Thunderbold plugin available.Save yourself the headache and just get a regular USB to DVI External Video Card Adapter. This will connect you to the 2nd USB and save you one USB for all other items.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      2.0

      All hype

      By Presidio

      from San Francisco

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Performance
      • Good Length
      • Good Warranty

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Incompatible
      • No Performance Increase

      Best Uses

      • Dorm Room

      Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

      If you're looking for a DVI video adapter to connect your dual LCD monitors to a Macbook Air - don't bother with this Mini Display port. Macbook Airs only have 2 USB ports and one thunderbolt port both of which must be plugged in (1 USB, 1 thunderbolt) for this mini-display port to work - afterwhich it will only allow you to extend your display to one extra LCD monitor from the Macbook air even after the 2nd USB port is connected to the 2nd monitor via a VGA converter (thunderbolt). Since the thunderbolt port is already connected to the VGA mac converter for the initial monitor extention, you would need to have a 2nd thunderbolt port to connect a 2nd LCD monitor using the mini display port. I was told by an Apple Genius that I should have to use the USB and thunderbolt cables on this minidisplay port. Clearly this genius is not quite the genuis she pretended to be.

      Save yourself the headache and just get a regular USB to DVI External Video Card Adapter. This will connect you to the 2nd USB and save you one USB for all other items.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      A big help with a Mac Pro

      By SimsVideo

      from Palm Harbor, FL

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Performance

      Cons

      • A little expensive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

        I had to purchase this so I could use a third monitor with my 2013 Mac Pro. Without it, the computer can only handle 2 HD monitors. It works great. Plugged it in to the computer and connected the adapter to the dvi port on my third monitor. and everything works. I'm not happy that I had to buy this in order to use three monitors. But now that everything is working, I'm satisfied.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Working Great!

        By Luis

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Performance
        • Good Length
        • Good Warranty
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • High-End Equipment

          Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

          Using this "Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension by Apple" to connect a 30" Cinerma display to the MacPro (cylinder). Working great now, however I had to call Apple tech support because nowhere on Apple's site or in the instructions (sarcasm), it was explicitly explained that in order for the display-computer to work at the right resolution, both the USB and the DVI connectors needed to be plugged in.
          Something that I don't like is the fact that Cinema displays have a DVI, USB and Firewire connectors out; this extension cable only supports USB and DVI, not a big deal, except that there's an unplugged cable hanging out of the connections.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          It just works, just like it should

          By Climber

          from North Conway, NH

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Equipment

            Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

            There's not much to say, you plug it in and it works! We will see how it holds up over time.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            So far so good

            By Felipe

            from São Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Editing

            Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

            I'm using the mini display port dual link for 2 weeks and until now is working very well!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            MacBook Pro Drives 30" Cinema Display

            By ZB

            from Chicago

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            Pros

            • Consistent Performance
            • Good Length
            • Good Warranty
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                Works perfectly as advertised right out of the box.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Necessary solution but expensive.

                By Probable Photo

                from NJ

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Performance
                • Good Length

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                    I've been using it for three months and it works fine with my HPZR30W. It does require the use of a thunderbolt port and a USB port on my MacPro to connect to the dual link DVI on my monitor. It will not work without the use of both ports.

                    I feel it is too expensive for what it does but either that or buy a new monitor...

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent!

                    By JTorso

                    from NYC

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Performance
                    • Good Length
                    • Good Warranty
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High-End Equipment

                      Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                      Enabled me to set up 3 monitors from my video card.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Link my Cintiq and MacBook Pro

                      By Chris F

                      from Chicago, IL

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                            Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                            I used this adapter to link my Wacom Cintiq 22HD to my MacBook Pro. Works just it was supposed to. My only challenge was figuring out what part I needed to link the two. I had to ask someone at work who has the same set up. Two brick and mortar stores were not able to help me. Once I figured out the part I needed, ordering it from B&H was easy!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Use with a MacPro and 2 Monitors

                            By aztrailblazer

                            from Cottonwood, AZ

                            About Me Power User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Performance
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • High-End Equipment

                              Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                              I needed this cable to get matching resolutions on the 2 NEC Monitors that I was using with my Mac Pro. I had originally ordered another cable (MiniDisplay Port Adaptor) and the resolutions on each monitor were different. The only other options was to add a second graphics card and that was very expensive. This works great.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              works

                              By scientist

                              from Charlottesville, VA

                              About Me Power User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Performance

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Monitor

                              Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                              Allows me to run my 30 inch Apple cinema display from my new mac mini. Works - what else to say?

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              30" display support

                              By brewguy

                              from Mechanicsburg, PA

                              About Me Power User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Performance
                              • Good Warranty
                              • Rugged

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • High-End Equipment

                                Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                                I purchased these adapters so I can get the required resolution support to run a 30" display from a Mac Mini. They always work as expected.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Works great but pricey

                                By madog

                                from los angeles ca

                                About Me Power User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Performance
                                • Own

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High-End Equipment
                                  • Own

                                  Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                                  works perfect to connect my new mac book pro retina to 2007 mac 30" cinema display. I wish the price could be lower.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Unfortunately Necessary

                                  By Mike C

                                  from Franklin, TN

                                  About Me Power User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Performance
                                  • Good Length

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • High-End Equipment
                                    • Office

                                    Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                                    Used to connect a 30" Cinema Display to my 2010 MacBook Pro. Tried other single-link adaptors, but needs this to take full advantage of the native resolution.

                                    Pricey, but elegant and effective.
                                    Allows me to hide the power brick with the rest of my cables, keeping my desk clear.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works well

                                    By Ack TV

                                    from Dallas, TX

                                    About Me Power User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Performance
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • High-End Equipment

                                      Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                                      Works very well

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Simple and easy.

                                      By Sandman

                                      from Owings Mills, MD

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                                          The Dual-Link Display Adapter works just as promised. Of course with all apple products it looks great, but the length of the cord makes it easy to place your computer anywhere you want without having to have it right by the monitor. I have been using this a few weeks with my 15" MacBook Pro and it is great.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          Works Great!

                                          By Boldimagery.com

                                          from San Antonio, Tx

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Enhance Experience
                                            • Replacement
                                            • Upgrade

                                            Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                                            I've heard some rate this card as not working for some folks, but it worked great for me. I also heard it was because of a glitch in older operating systems. I'm running Mac OS 10.5.7 on a 27" iMac, and it runs the 30" Apple Display just fine.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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                                            4.0

                                            Necessary evil

                                            By olnacl

                                            from FL

                                            About Me Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                              • Bulky

                                              Best Uses

                                              • High-End Equipment

                                              Comments about Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension:

                                              Used to connect 30" Samsung dual link display
                                              Occasional hiccup on waking from sleep

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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