10 Best Mini DisplayPort to HDMI 2021 – Reviews & Guide

A mini display port will let you connect your computer or laptop computer to the projector, monitor or HDTV with HDMI input.

Mini DisplayPort (abbreviated as mDP or mini DP) is the name of a digital display interface developed by Apple Inc.

It was originally designed to connect mobile devices like smartphones and Tablet PCs to external displays, but the version 1.2a specification added multi-channel audio capability, allowing it to be used in high-definition audio equipment like speaker systems.

For all those who work on their computers, this type of cord is an essential tool. Generally speaking, the larger the monitor screen you need to connect the more expensive the DP active adapter is.

So if you want an HDMI output that can deliver crystal clear pictures with no degradation then look for one that has built-in equalization and colour enhancement units since these features will make all the difference between ordinary and superb quality output.

The video format wars raged last for decades. Analogue VHS video was replaced by Digital DVD in the late 90s and early 2000s, but now we have yet another new generation of digital video that is fighting to take over as a digital standard.

As of 2015 there are three high-definition video formats: 1080p30/1080p60 uncompressed, 2160p24/2160p25/2160p60/4K video at 30 frames per second, and 4K HFR (high frame rate) like 120 frames per second. Each format offers different benefits that may be better or worse depending on your needs.

1. Plugable Active

Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars    828 ratings
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Best Sellers Rank #183,501 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
#2,977 in Adapters
Date First Available 11 August 2016
Item Dimensions LxWxH 25 x 25 x 25 Millimeters

The Active adapter is designed to connect a Mini DisplayPort equipped laptop or tablet to an HDMI display. By supporting video resolutions up to 1920×1080 pixels, it’s perfect for use with high-definition displays.

This plug-and-play active adapter is powered by the Mini Display Port connector, so there’s no need for a power cable or external power source.

The adapter also supports multi-channel digital audio output, including 5.1 channel surround sound. Plus, it supports AMD Eyefinity configurations  The dual Mini DisplayPort connectors can be converted into a single DVI display via the included dongle or into.

2. Ivanky Super Slim

Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars    22,476 ratings
4.6 out of 5 stars
Date First Available 2 April 2018
Item Dimensions LxWxH 28.7 x 2.1 x 1.1 Centimeters

Keep your iMac, Surface, MacBook Pro, or any computer or monitor with Mini DisplayPort alive and keep them on the right track with the new iVanky® Super Slim Thunderbolt to HDMI Adapter. This sleek and portable adapter makes for a perfect space saver for your home or office needs.

With its high-speed data transfer, full HD video if supported, and low power usage, you can go about your business without worry. If this isn’t enough then we have something to add. The iVanky® team is on call 24/7 (literally) to give you the support you need with a 30.

3. ToPoint 4 in 1

Product Dimensions 10.39 x 1.97 x 0.63 inches
Item Weight 2.89 ounces
Item model number To-miniDP 4 in 1
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Best Sellers Rank #476 in DVI-HDMI Adapters
#10,066 in Computer Cables & Interconnects

This dock can display its output across 4 devices. Mirror your laptop screen onto a TV, DVI monitor or projector, or use it as an extension display directly on your desktop computer at 60Hz, 1920×1200 resolution. The dock also has two HDMI ports for HD devices.

Three USB ports provide power for most USB accessories. Find Your Device is a feature that allows search and wireless remote controls via a free Android app. Each unit includes a 3 pin plug adapter and two 1 ft Sunlu Electronics cables: one Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter cable; one mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter cable; and one mini Display.

4. Rankie R1101


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Best Sellers Rank #240,870 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
#372 in DisplayPort Cables

Rankie’s Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable is a must-have for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini owners who want to connect their computer to an HDTV or monitor. The cable supports both audio and video in full digital format via mini-displayport to the HDMI connector.

It can also be used as a ThunderboltTM cable, which transfers both data and video via the same connector. With this 5ft long port replicator cable, you can watch HD film and play HD games from your computer on your HDTV, while still being able to charge your computer with its power supply adapter directly from a wall socket

5. Cable Matters 101021


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Best Sellers Rank #272,728 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
#4,388 in Adapters

Take control of your connecting options and experience the clear picture quality only possible through the use of a dongle.

The Cable Matters Gold Plated Active Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Male to Female Adapter is equipped with an onboard chipset that supports an update rate of 60 hertz, ensuring an ultra fluid image while following games, movies, or other presentations.

By simply plugging into a USB 3.0 port, you’ll find that even complex connections are easy to make without the need for internal software drivers.

6. UGreen 10439


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars    2,086 ratings
4.6 out of 5 stars
Date First Available 14 July 2017
Item Dimensions LxWxH 8 x 8 x 8 Centimeters

If you want to connect your Apple computer to an HDMI or VGA-enabled HDTV, the UGreen 10439  display port to HDMI/VGA adapter converter is one of the best choices available.

This mini DisplayPort to HDMI VGA adapter converter allows you to convert a SignaLink digital audio output from your MacBook Pro or MacBook air computer and send it to both an HDTV monitor for audio production and studio and recording applications and a VGA display for displaying video in professional environments such as church services, professional presentations, school lectures, etc.

7. Topoint 3 in 1

Date First Available 8 June 2016
Item Dimensions LxWxH 17.8 x 17.8 x 2.3 Centimeters

With mobile devices and laptops becoming more and more popular, there is a need for compact but powerful adapters.

The Topoint 3 in 1 Mini Displayport DP Thunderbolt to HDMI DVI VGA Adapter Converter Cable for Apple MacBook Imac Mac Air Mac Pro Mini DP to HDMI/DVI/VGA allows you to connect your laptop, or other device that has a DisplayPort output, to an HDMI or even a VGA or DVI display.

This adapter comes with an active chipset, which can convert your signal from one format to another by using some simple on-screen prompts.

8. Cable Matters Black

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4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #160,959 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
#2,585 in Adapters
Date First Available 25 June 2014
Item Dimensions LxWxH 24.9 x 16.1 x 1.6 Centimeters

Don’t let cable clutter ruin your home or office decor. The sleekly designed Cable Matters Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter supports video resolutions up to 1920 x 1200, enabling you to connect your computer to an HDTV, monitor or projector without the hassle of additional cables.

This mini DisplayPort (miniDP) to HDMI adapter comes with a 40 cm cable (19.7 inches), allowing for flexible positioning, and can be used on USB-C as well as older USB3 ports.

It also features gold-plated connectors that resist corrosion, provides rigidity and improve the signal performance between your computer and HDTV display.

9. QGeeM Converter

Customer Reviews 3.7 out of 5 stars    210 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
Date First Available 5 October 2020
Item Dimensions LxWxH 21 x 3 x 0.5 Centimeters

The QGeeM Display Adapter is a perfect solution for connecting HDMI-equipped systems to Mini Displayport-equipped monitors, projectors or graphics cards.

With the ability to support both Dual-mode 1.2 and 1.4 HDMI standards it can support new features of the latest HDMI specification including 4K resolution as well as HDR and BT2020 wide color gamut.

It is also backward compatible with previous versions of the HDMI specification and works at both the 18 GBPS data transfer speed as well as at 6 GBPS making it backward compatible with legacy systems.

10.Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

Product Dimensions ‎2.6 x 0.7 x 3.1 inches; 1.92 Ounces
Item Weight ‎1.92 ounces
Manufacturer ‎Apple Computer (Direct)
Item model number ‎MMEL2AM/A
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‎No
Date First Available ‎November 1, 2018

The Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter lets you connect newer Thunderbolt 3 devices to current Mac computers with Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 ports.

In addition, it can be used to connect older Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices to the new MacBook Pro 2016 with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Compatible computers include MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac mini with thunderbolt ports.