Compatible with Apple Thunderbolt 2 and all Mini-DisplayPort sockets!
Connects FROM a Mini-DisplayPort or Thunderbolt 2 video output device TO a display with a Mini-DisplayPort input.
**PLEASE NOTE: While this Mini-DisplayPort cable is compatible with Thunderbolt sockets for AV signal transmission, a dedicated Thunderbolt cable is required for data transmission to HDDs etc**
Got one of those fancy MacBook Pros with a Thunderbolt 2 socket but your new retina-quality display only takes Mini-DisplayPort inputs - perfect! As this Thunderbolt 2 compatible Mini-DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort cable is designed to carry ultra high-bandwidth DisplayPort video & audio signals with optimal fidelity.
Works with all Mini-DisplayPort compatible hardware!
So what's the difference between Mini-DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 2?
Put simply, a Thunderbolt 2 connection is just like a Mini-DisplayPort connection, only with the ability to transfer data as well - in addition to video and audio signals. Each cable features the exact same plugs, but Thunderbolt 2 utilises additional wires internally to carry high-bandwidth data - a feature not supported by the AV focused Mini-DisplayPort standard. So short of transferring data to an external HDD, this Mini DP cable is ready to work with any Mini DP or Thunderbolt 2 sockets for all your audio visual desires. Note: This cable cannot connect a Thunderbolt Source to a Thunderbolt-only display: eg: Macbook Pro to iMac.
VESA-compliant and compatible with all current HBR DisplayPort abilities including HD, 3D, 4K@30Hz, Audio and more.
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- 1m Male Mini-DisplayPort Cable
- Fully bi-directional
- Fully compatible with Apple Thunderbolt 2 sockets!
- Nickle silver plated connectors for optimal signal transfer
- Supports most signals such as 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1440p, 4K@30Hz and more
- 7.1 HD audio formats such True HD and DTS HD are fully supported
- Mini DisplayPort plug measures 10mm wide x 8mm high x 28mm long from cable end to connector tip.
- 8.64 Gbps data transfer rate (HBR)
- Full support for HDCP ver. 1.2 and DPCP (Display Port Content Protection)
- Colour: White with silver connectors
Thunderbolt Note: Our DisplayPort cables are not suitable for Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt connections, only Thunderbolt to DisplayPort.
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Posted: 2nd Sept, 2014
When you say that the cable is Thunderbolt compatible do you mean that it will work in Apple's Thunderbolt port but still simply work as Mini DisplayPort cable?
"Yes that's right. Being a Mini DisplayPort cable, this cable will only support the Mini DisplayPort functions of the Thunderbolt port. Naturally this means that if you're trying to connect two Thunderbolt devices with the cable you need to make sure that both devices support Mini DisplayPort signals over Thunderbolt. Not all Thunderbolt devices do this automatically."
Posted: 11th Sept, 2014
Is this HDMI cable is 1.4a compatible ?
"Yes, this is HDMI 1.4a (and 1.4b) compatible for all supported features - not all HDMI features are present on all Mini-DisplayPort hardware, but the essentials like 4K@30Hz and digital audio are there."
Posted: 5th Jan, 2015
Hello, I'd like to connect my Dell laptop which has a mini display port to my Apple Mac which has a thunderbolt input. By connecting the two, I would like to extend/replicate my PC display, on the larger Apple Mac screen. If I buy this cable, will I be able to achieve this ?
"Yes! For video, Mini-DisplayPort and Thunderbolt are directly compatible and use the same plug type. Your Dell may default to duplicating the display, but can easily be set to extend the desktop from the Screen Resolution or Display Properties config, available from the menu when you right-click an empty section of desktop."
Posted: 22nd August, 2018
Hi. I have got a question.
I have a 2015 macbook pro with 2 thunderbolt slots and have an old 2010 imac which I think has a mini-desplay port. could you check please to see if i can use my imac as the screen of my macbook?I want to connect the two apple macs but i want the imac (which has mini-display, I think) to function as the monitor or even use double monitor. Can this cable do that for me??
"The Mini Displayport cable will be fine as long as you have the 27 inch screen (not the 24 inch) and it's running OS x v10.6.1 or later."
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