Displays with USB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CromulentChriss, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. CromulentChriss macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I know this really isn't a mac related issue, but I have been looking around at displays lately, and I was just wondering: Why do they have usb inputs - and even 4 or 5 of them. I just don't understand what they are for.

    You might think this is a stupid question, but I would really like to know the answer cause I am about to buy a display after my birthday next week, and I'd like to know why I'm paying for 5 usb ports...
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    From Apple:

     
  3. CromulentChriss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And then when you connect you laptop again, they are automaticly connected, without you having to plug them in or out before you leave and t´when you come back?
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I think you're missing the point. Say you have an external USB hard drive. You can plug it into the monitor, and it just stays connected to the USB port when you take your laptop mobile. It's a USB hub.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    True. As a hub, it also expands the number of USB ports available to you, since Apple notebooks are limited to 2 or 3 USB ports.
     

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