Does the macbok por has a pcmia slot?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mf2k, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. mf2k macrumors member

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  2. Malcster macrumors 6502

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    No, it has an ExpressCard/34 slot.
     
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    Looking at the specs page here, it seems that there is an ExpressCard/34 slot, which is the successor to PCMCIA, and is compatible with PCI Express. I'm not an expert on this - information from Wikipedia :eek:
     
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    Nope, it is incompatible with any existing cards out there, so you have to rebuy all of them :eek:
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Fixed it for ya, and no, the Macbook Pro does not have a PCMCIA slot. It instead has an ExpressCard/34 slot. It's the 34mm PCIexpress successor to the PCMCIA slot. Has much higher bandwidth and power than the old standard. Will take a little while before we see a whole lot of accessories for it.
     
  6. mf2k thread starter macrumors member

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    DARNIT! just bought a card reader for pcmia.... crap.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    PCMCIA. Maybe next time, ask the question before making the purchase.

    Here's the Wiki link for PCMCIA. Also explains ExpressCard.
     

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