Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Macnovice, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Macnovice
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    macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2005
    Why can't there be a PC slot for the 12" power book?
    A laptop user for over 10 years, one thing I learn about laptops that suits me is small and light, easy boot up, and connectivity!
    I am a PC user (hiss hiss!!!) that is trying to get into Mac after being thoroughly impressed with the ipod (sigh another convert..) and hearing all the wonders of graphics with Macs. I am torn with getting into the entry level mac mini versus the 12" laptop. I have a wireless internet service that uses the PCMCIA. I am reluctant to buy the new 12" power book because of the lack of internet connectivity! Guess I will stick to my Acer 10.4" Tablet PC until apple comes up with a laptop that is small, light, long battery life, and a PC slot!
  2. caveman_uk
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    Feb 17, 2003
    Hitchin, Herts, UK
    What's wrong with the 802.11g card all Apple laptops come with as standard?

    Failing that it comes with a modem and ethernet so it sounds pretty well connected to me :rolleyes:
  3. Jeromie
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    Jan 28, 2005
    The 12" Powerbook has built in wireless support that will almost certainly be compatible with your internet provider. Unless, of course, they use a different standard than the rest of the known world. And that would just be silly. :p
  4. mkrishnan
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    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Is Macnovice talking about a cell wireless service, i.e. a GPRS or EDGE modem? That's a horse of a different color.... Of course if it's GPRS, you can use your phone as a bluetooth modem without wires, and log in through it while it's in your purse/backpack/briefcase/whatever. Dunno if there are any BT phones that will get you on the higher-speed networks like EDGE though....

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