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Old Jan 1, 2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Docking Stations - Macbook pro - 13 inch

Can anyone recommend a decent docking station for the MBP 13 inch (late 2011).
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Old Jan 1, 2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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I'd look at hengedock they are pretty nice, and make everything easy once you set them up
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Old Jan 1, 2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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Arc desktop stand and a ATD works great
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Old Jan 1, 2012, 11:14 PM   #4
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Apple makes that 27" display...
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Old Jan 2, 2012, 03:12 PM   #5
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Apple makes that 27" display...
I have a 27' imac, but i need somewhere to dock the macbook pro to save space...

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I'd look at hengedock they are pretty nice, and make everything easy once you set them up
I have looked at them, but most reviews bascially say they are nothing but cable tidys, and most of the cables u need are not supplied..... but they do look good!
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I have looked at them, but most reviews bascially say they are nothing but cable tidys, and most of the cables u need are not supplied..... but they do look good![/QUOTE]

I had one and really enjoyed it, and if you already used an external monitor you should have most of the cables you need, you would just need a keyboard and mouse in addition to the monitor to run the macbook in clamshell mode.
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Old Jan 3, 2012, 01:38 PM   #7
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I have a 27' imac, but i need somewhere to dock the macbook pro to save space...
I wonder if this would work:

http://twelvesouth.com/products/backpack/
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Old Jan 3, 2012, 02:52 PM   #8
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I wonder if this would work:

http://twelvesouth.com/products/backpack/
It's an innovative design but I'd never pay $30 for that.
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I just ordered by hengedock last week, going to pick it up today. I'll post a quick review when I get it set up.
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I have looked at them, but most reviews bascially say they are nothing but cable tidys, and most of the cables u need are not supplied..... but they do look good!
Aren't docking stations in general nothing more than a fancy and expensive way to keep cables tidy?
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Aren't docking stations in general nothing more than a fancy and expensive way to keep cables tidy?

In the case of a Mac, pretty much yes. On the other hand I have a Dell that has a port replicator/dock that greatly expands on the available ports and functionality of the machine. But it also has a connector on the underside dedicated to that purpose that is the interface to the dock. Something our Mac's don't have. .
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