Works well so far with my Lenovo T430 laptop witgout installing any extra drivers besides those provides by Windows 10. Sends both audio and 1080p video to my Insignia TV. Can't say anything about longevity yet, but so far it's been great for the price!
My aunt has an aging MacBook, and she needed it to output to a TV. I was worried the MacBook would fail to recognize the TV, but after plugging the HDMI cable with the dongle into the active HDMI port and *then* plugging the mini DisplayPort connector into the MacBook, this dongle did the trick.