It is important to be aware that using adapters or converters eventually could exhibit problems due to incompatibility.
mDP and mHDMI are digital connections that transmit data using different protocols compared to analogue connections like VGA and DVI-I. If your monitor only has DVI and/or VGA connectors then your option is using an adapter as you already mentioned. The fact that the adapter you bought didn’t work could be due to a compatibility problem or the quality of the adapter.
We encourage customers to use straight connections so they can take advantage of the features offered by DP and HDMI but if your only choice is an adapter then here I have a couple recommendations. These are items that have been reported as compatible and working adapters with our NUCs:
- Accell Mini Displayport to DVI-D Dual-Link adapter, model B087B-003J
- BizLink mini-DisplayPort to VGA cable, model MDPVGA.
You can find these items in web stores like amazon.com.
For more information about tested peripherals for Intel® NUC Kits, visit the following link: