Cheap Mini DisplayPort to VGA

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dozerrox, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    I need to get a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter for my new MacBook Pro, but I know there are much cheaper ones about than the ones Apple sells.

    Ideally, I'd like a single cable (rather than an adapter to plug a seperate VGA cable into) for a little less clutter on my desk, but if there's no decent solution I'll go with the adapter. I know most people recommend Monoprice.com, but I'm in the UK. Google brings up hundreds but I'd like a recommendation from someone who's bought one.

    Any suggestions please? Thanks!
     
  2. Dozerrox thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone? Loads of threads popping up with the new macbook frenzy!
     
  3. Dozerrox thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys, but...

    Anywhere in the UK please?
     
  4. markp9114 macrumors member

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    i'm kind of scared to use monoprice after I saw this article on gizmondo last month
     
  5. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    By all accounts they did an excellent job handling the situation.
     
  6. lloydhooson macrumors member

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    I usually use ebay on these things. Not been stung by a non-offical one....yet
     
  7. Dozerrox thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ebay's a good idea. I was a bit worried about having the mini displayport being a bit fat and blocking other ports. Having a look now though.

    Still would like a cable that goes to a male VGA, but doesn't look easy. They're even sold out on monoprice if I decided it's worth importing...
     
  8. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

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    if your still worried about monoprice being safe, you could always use a virtual credit card/onetime use. Many credit card companies provide them for free
     
  9. Dozerrox thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If you were buying on a credit card you'd be protected anyway wouldn't you? But still, they don't have them in stock at monoprice (didn't check over 6 foot cables). Shame cos think I'd import. They look ideal!

    Edit: I think I might get one when they're back in stock. Still hoping someone can point out a solution in the UK though.
     
  10. iamKamil macrumors member

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