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Mini DisplayPort 1.2a / Thunderbolt to 4K HDMI Passive Adapter, Black
Connect your Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt™ equipped PC or Mac® to a 4K HDMI® video display using this Mini DisplayPort 1.2a /Thunderbolt to 4K HDMI Passive Adapter from Monoprice!
This adapter is designed to allow you to connect an HDMI display to a Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt video output. It conforms to the DisplayPort 1.2a standard and supports HDMI resolutions up to 4K (3840x2160p) @30Hz. Being a passive adapter, it is NOT compatible with the AMD® Eyefinity and nVidia® Surround multidisplay modes.
It features a true 6" cable length with polycarbonate connector heads. The MDP connector head measures 14.0mm thick, 16.0mm wide, and 24.0mm long. The HDMI connector head measures 17.5mm thick, 27.5mm wide, and 47.0mm long.
- Conforms to DisplayPort 1.2a standard
- Connects to both Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt video outputs
- Supports HDMI resolutions up to 4K (3840x2160p @30Hz)
- PASSIVE adapter is NOT compatible with nVidia Surround or AMD Eyefinity multidisplay modes
Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Apple and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
AMD is a registered trademark of Advanced Micro Devices.
NVIDIA is a trademark of NVIDIA Corporation.
PROS: - Great quality
- Simple plug & play
- Great price
CONS: - None!
There are a couple of things to note, and a few issues, that seem to stem from Windows 10's poor software.
The Surface Pro 4 is a 3:2 ratio monitor, while your screen will likely be 16:9, when using "duplicate this display" this mean black borders on the sides of your screen. It will also display at over 1080p resolution if your TV or monitor supports 1440p or higher.
When trying to display "second screen only" on a 1440p monitor (with the Surface Pro 4 screen turned off), it can be a little bit fiddly to deal with. Sometimes it won't work, but after a few attempts I got it to work, and it will display a full 16:9 with no black borders.
If your monitor doesn't have speakers and you lose audio (since Windows 10 may try to send audio through the HDMI cable to the monitor) to have audio play through the Surface Pro 4 speakers, go to Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Sound and click on the Speakers option to regain your audio.
Overall I am satisfied with my adapter.
PROS: Low price.
Monoprice customer service was helpful.
PROS: Works correctly
Good, small size
No frills, so great price
CONS: None yet
PROS: solid build. plugs in securely. works immediately
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