Mini displayport adapters that WORK

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  1. EcoGuy137

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    Cable Matters MDP to HDMI/DVI/VGA - had a loose connection so would work if Surface was lying down but not when standing with kickstand. Could have simply been a faulty cable. This would have been a great option since it is HDMI and VGA.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-Thunderbolt-Compatible/dp/B00ESM3ISM

    StarTech MDP to HDMI - small, black, very snug, can jiggle and pull with no problems. Can move surface all around.

    http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-MDP2HDMI-DisplayPort-Adapter-Converter/dp/B00310EEO4

    No Name MDP to HDMI/DVI/DP - white, snug, can jiggle and pull with no problems. Can move surface all around. Seems light compared to the startech. Works but wish the 3 way included VGA.

    http://www.amazon.com/Display-Converter-Adapter-Surface-Makibes/dp/B00KXTDSGQ/

    So far, I recommend the StarTech brand because it is small, black, and seems snug and durable. I have their drive enclosures too and they are good. Good support, too - sent me screws once. I will try the StarTech MDP to VGA adapter, too, and will update. Feel free to post your own experiences. Would be great to hear the Cable Matters 3-way adapter was just a dud.
     
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    I've got a couple of these adapters on the way so will report on how they perform. Currently using a USB display widget to connect SP3 to DVI monitor and that works fine obviously although resolution is lower than expected on external monitor...
     
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    All the apple connectors work well. Also CableMatters seems good
     
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    I ended up buying two different ones as I mistakenly bought one with a full DP instead of VGA and it was going to cost more to send back (plus the hassle). That is a Akord MiniDP to HDMI/DVI/DP from Amazon. The other is a Patuoxun miniDP to HDMI/ DVI/ VGA also from Amazon.

    Both the adapters feel well built, sit snugly in the connector and work fine on HDMI. I don't have a DVI cable to test that. VGA works fine on the Patuoxun.

    My current desktop solution is a Plugable USB2.0 Universal Dock which uses the USB to extend the display. Useful for home/ office but I wanted a smaller option for travel.
     
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    The Mono price combined hdmi/dvi/display port adapter works very well.
     
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    Bestbuy Rocketfish adapters work
     
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    Are you guys all using these plugged directly into your SP3's? Or docks?
     
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    I use mine directly plugged into the SP3 so that I don't have to buy a dock, or to use for giving presentations.
     
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