Internal vs. external BT (quick question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by vtprinz, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. vtprinz macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2004
    Is there a difference in speed or reliability between internal BT module and the external USB dongle?
  2. Balin64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    In a Mauve Dream
    Absolutely No Difference for Me


    I have both: BT built-in to my PB, and the D-Link USB dongle for my iMac G5. I use both with the Apple keyboard and mouse and I see absolutely no difference: both have no latency, always work and are a pleasure. I would go for either one, but I must admit that I would not like it if my PB had no internal BT: having the dongle hanging from the side with the tiny green light blinking would be a disappointment. On the back of the iMac however, it's a non-issue. Hope taht helps!
  3. vtprinz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2004
    Thanks a lot.

    I'm not worried about the dongle hanging out of the computer, it's going to be for a powermac anyway, not a laptop. I've been seeing more people think that PM updates won't be until late april or may, and I don't know if I can wait that long, so I was looking into the dual 2.0 refurbs (over the dual 1.8 new). I really want the wireless keyboard, so I was wondering how it would work if I bought the refurb and got a BT dongle for it.

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