I like the portability of the macbook but like the connections of the Imac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Zmmin3, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Zmmin3 macrumors regular

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    Another here that will be taking the jump to Apple in the next couple of months.

    I had originally settled on getting an Imac but recently have begun to take my Windows laptop a few more places. So I started looking at the Macbook with the intentions of plugging in an external monitor(for photo editing), keyboard, and mouse then basically using it as a desktop replacement that I could still take places when I needed it to.

    The concern is this, only having 2 usb connections. With my current laptop I have a mouse, external keyboard, external hard drive and digital camera plugged into it.

    How is the macbook when it comes to hubs? Plus from past experiences I know some external components dont work well with hubs.

    Am I better off just going with the Imac then?
     
  2. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Any external USB hub will work with the MacBook.
     
  3. and09890 macrumors newbie

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    It sounds like the new LED display from apple would be perfect for you, if a bit expensive. It acts as both an external display and a "dock" for the MacBook.

    From what I understand about the display, it is essentially an iMac which outsources the computer components to the laptop connected to it.
     
  4. Spares macrumors member

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    Also FWIW, the apple keyboard has 2 USB ports if im not mistakin
     

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