um, where's the SD card slot on my MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iWinnipegger, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    there's tons of stuff missing, did they remove a bunch of these things to make the hardware look cleaner and simpler and nicer??? where are all these slots and ports?!?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2006
    It's a consumer or "non-pro" notebook.

    What did you expect?
  3. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    they didn't remove anything. it was never a part of it.

    one would think that a large purchase like this would be researched before buying, no?
  4. macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    What "slots and ports" are you looking for? The MacBook (or any other Apple Laptop) never had an SD card slot therefore it was not removed, because it never existed.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2006
    I'm pretty sure there has never been an SD (or any other memory card) slot on any Mac, ever.
  6. macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Oneida, NY
    Go buy a USB card reader. People like me that don't constantly use memory cards would prefer a nice sturdy laptop than one that feels like you could crush the edges because there's so many gaping holes and ports in every possible spot. ;)
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    No dice for Macbook - Apple consumer laptops do not have memory card slots, neither do the have any means of card reader expansion, except for USB card readers. Fortunately, my Powerbook has a PCMCIA slot in which I always have a card reader - VERY convenient to import photos from my camera quickly. I do not know how affordable/available are analogous devices for MBPros...
  8. macrumors regular

    May 23, 2003
    Los Angeles
    There is no SD card reader slot on the Macbook. Sorry about that.

    Here's a list of supported cameras and card readers for iphoto:

    This is the one I got in 2005 that works with iphoto - it's a 12 in 1 reader.
    I've found this to be handy to have in my Macbook bag especially when I'm asked to do a slideshow using pictures from cards from other cameras.

    Hope you enjoy your Macbook!
  9. macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    If you only need an SD card reader, USB readers are given away these days with some SD cards. I picked up a USB reader for $20. I think it is a good idea not to include technology that would only be marginally useful or outdated quickly on a product like the MacBook.
  10. macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    Seriously, USB cards are a dime-a-dozen these days. Laptops are not required to have SD card readers or any other type of card reader, and I can find you many PC laptops (even expensive ones) that do not have them.


    Curious to know what else you think you're laptop is missing?

    EDIT: In fact, almost the entire ThinkPad line (considered by many here to be the best PC laptops) are entirely lacking in memory card slots.

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