Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to macG2012)
mini-Displayport (with Thunderbolt support) to DVI adapters are better. They are digital, and support more resolutions. Only get VGA if you have a device that only supports VGA. 1280 x 1024 is the maximum resolution most VGA adapters support on Macs.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 11:41 AM (in response to macG2012)
Yes. It should work. I briefly used a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter with a second monitor on my Mac mini (late 2012)--because I already had one--and it worked fine. I switched to a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter when I was able to--i.e., when my Amazon order arrived.
a brody is right about the limitations of VGA, though. You wouldn't want to use a VGA adapter on a higher-resolution monitor for any longer than it took for a new cable/adapter to arrive from Amazon.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 11:48 AM (in response to John Fenton)
Scratch that, that was meant for a different thread.