MacBook Prod 15″ Retina : Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

I mentioned in my recent post about Riga Dev Day 2015 I had some trouble with my VGA adapter and had to borrow one from Andrejs. It seemed to be working fine before I left. I was going to buy a cheap replacement from Amazon, but after reading a few reviews I bought another £25 adapter from Apple. Both the new one and the old one seem to be working fine…

The Apple website says the “Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter” will work with either a Mini DisplayPort, like I had on my old 13” MBP, or a thunderbolt connector, like I have on the new MBP.

I did a bit of hunting on the net and it seems there are a lot of people out there having trouble with the retina MBPs when connecting to some projectors. Currently I have the native HDMI connector, which I’m using to connect to a second monitor. I also have 2 VGA adapters and a DVI adapter. I feel like that should cover all the bases, but I still feel like I should be taking my old laptop with me, just in case…

If anyone else out there has a recent 15″ MBP Retina with only thunderbolt connectors, I would be interested to hear your experiences with projectors on your travels. Should I be worried? 🙂

Cheers

Tim…

PS. Macs just work… Sometimes…

Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

4 thoughts on “MacBook Prod 15″ Retina : Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter”

  1. 13in Mbp retina. Have used vga (thunderbolt) and hdmi at confs in Norway, Finland, ireland, USA (multiple venues) Panama, Mexico with no problems for vga. Costa Rica was the only place when hdmi was available. But you have to use Apple own adaptor as issues with cheaper alternatives

  2. I have the 15″ retina Mac Book and both the VGA and HDMI adapters from Apple. Never had an issue with them.

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