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AppleMini DisplayPort to Dual-Link Display Adapter, with USB Extension
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Reliable (12)
  • Good length (5)
  • Rugged (4)
  • Warranty (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

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    Best Uses

    • High-end equipment (9)
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      • Primary use:
      • Business (13), Personal (4)
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    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

     

    Necessary solution but expensive.

    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...Read complete review

    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...

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    5.0

    A big help with a Mac Pro

    By SimsVideo

    from Palm Harbor, FL

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    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

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      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.

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        • 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

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        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

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          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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              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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                  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

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                          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

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                            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

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                            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

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                              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

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                                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

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                                  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

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                                    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.

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                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        Works Great!

                                        By Boldimagery.com

                                        from San Antonio, Tx

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                                        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

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                                          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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