Common connectors guide

Most common connectors in a projector and a laptop

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Common video conectors used with projectors

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Common connectors in a laptop

Conector VGA para proyector VGA Connector One of the most common connectors in a laptop. It is being substituted by the HDMI.
Conector VGA para proyector HDMI Connector More and more common. It delivers high quality images. Please note that using a HDMI cable does not ensure high quality image. It depends not only on the cable but also on the projector and computer quality.
Conector VGA para proyector DVI Connector Only available in a few computers. Not very common in projectors. If you only have such connector please contact us.

Common connectors in Apple computers

Mini DisplayPort

Mini DisplayPort connector

Also known as Thunderbolt.

Available in the following computers:

MacBook Pro:

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012 and later), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013 and later), MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009 and later), MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008 and later), MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009 and later).


MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009 and later), MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008).

MacBook Air:

MacBook Air (Late 2008 and later)

Mac mini:

Mac mini (Early 2009 and later).


iMac (Early 2009 and later).

Mac Pro:

Mac Pro (Early 2009 and later).

Mini DVI

Mini-DVI connector

This connector can be used with VGA and DVI capable devices using an adapter.

Available in the following computers:


MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009), MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009), MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008), MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008), MacBook (13-inch, Late 2007), MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007), MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006) MacBook (13-inch).

Mac mini:

Mac mini (Late 2009), Mac mini (Early 2009).


iMac (Early 2008), iMac (Mid 2007), iMac (Late 2006), iMac (Early 2006).

Micro DVI

Micro DVI connector

It has been replaced by the Mini DisplayPort in newer computers.

Available in the following computers: MacBook Air (Early 2008).

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Other connectors

RCA connector

RCA connector for projectorWidely used in DVD players. It is being replaced by HDMI.

Yellow cable delivers image, white and red deliver sound.

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