Updated April 05, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Mini Displayport To HDMI Cables and Adapter

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in October of 2017. Digital video has advanced at an incredible speed for decades. As a result, there are many competing standards, a lot of which are perfectly capable of transmitting high-definition pictures. Mini DisplayPort is a connection type popular on a number of today's portable devices, and these adapters will convert miniDP to an HDMI format, so you can show videos on any modern television or projector. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best mini displayport to hdmi cables and adapter on Amazon.

10. QGeeM Converter

9. Cable Matters Black

8. Topoint 3 in 1

7. UGreen 10439

6. Cable Matters 101021

5. CableCreation CD0313

4. Rankie R1101

3. ToPoint 4 in 1

2. Ivanky Super Slim

1. Plugable Active

Editor's Notes

April 02, 2019:

If your older-model MacBook is still kicking or if you invested in a nice Ultrabook before the USB-C craze hit, one of these handy adapters and cables could really come in handy when it's time to share your display with a larger monitor or TV. Users of Wacom's popular drawing tablets may also find these immensely useful, especially if their desktop doesn't have a full-size DisplayPort. Owners of even the newest Microsoft Surface Pro and Laptop will also benefit from these, which is a bit of a disappointment to many, but hey, at least it's (a little bit) less confusing than the jungle of type C connector standards. For that matter, if you're one of those with a late-model Surface Pro or a relatively powerful MacBook, skip right to the top and check out the Plugable. It's one of the few around that outputs to HDMI 2.0, and a lot of users find it to work well right out of the box. If it doesn't work seamlessly -- and with the MacBook, we promise that it won't and you can thank Apple for that -- grab a freeware program called SwitchResX, which will let you set a custom resolution within the OS, and it should solve your problem.

If you're not terribly worried about 4K at 60Hz or 1080p at 120Hz, there are plenty of other options. The active Cable Matters model can also support high refresh rates at 4K, though it doesn't appear to officially support the HDMI 2.0 protocol. The iVanky is cheap, durable, compact, and its relatively attractive appearance won't stick out like a sore thumb if you're using it to give an important presentation. The CableCreation is even more affordable, and while it will actually stand out (because it's bright blue), at least it'll be a little easier to fish out of your laptop bag (although we'd recommend picking up a small zippered bag if you've got more than a couple dongles to deal with). The QGeeM is an interesting choice as it's nearly the only one you'll find with a female miniDP connector. And check out the ToPoints or UGreen if you ever need to connect to older display devices like legacy monitors or projectors, as they have a wider range of output formats.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 05, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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