Do many laptops nowadays have no firewire? (Besides MBP)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ryuukumori, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2008
    I noticed Sony Vaios don't even have them. Let alone MBs. Also the mainstream Toshibas and HPs.

    Is this a phase even those manufacturers doing? Or am I missing something? I noticed this might not single out what I might purchase to necessarily have firewire. Maybe a custom desktop should do that.

    What do you think?
  2. wawanarchist macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008
    My Toshiba is about a year old now, but back when I bought it, it seemed almost every laptop worth more than $700 had a firewire, most were small connections though. Mine has one and it works very well
  3. Ryuukumori thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2008
    The newer ones though...

    I mean, isn't mainstream music recording done on desktops anyways? What about at college? Will recording computers be available?

    If so, is a MB for college all that worth it?
  4. robanga macrumors 68000


    Aug 25, 2007
    You may wish to change the title to say new MB's as the MBP's do have them. We have purchased some HP's at work without FW.
  5. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    my dell xps15 and xps17 bout in august both have firewire and hdmi
  6. Ryuukumori thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2008
  7. MattyK macrumors 6502a


    Alot I've seen don't; lucky I have a late 2007 macbook 2.16 w/ FW :)

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