Lack of ExpressCard Port on MB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sfscott, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. sfscott macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    I have seen lots of angst about no firewire port, but is anyone else put off by the lack of an expresscard slot?

    Basically puts anyone using an ATT or VZW aircard out of luck as well as no way to read SD cards from a camera.

    Does this inconvenience anyone?
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    Why would people be put off? The consumer notebook has never had a card slot.
  3. sfscott thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008

    For $1,300 or $1,400 one would expect something as basic as a card slot. Hell, cheapo Dells have them, and uploading photos without an external card reader or maybe using a WiMAX card someday isn't too much to ask, whereas another $700 is.
  4. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    Nope, not me...
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I wish Apple would include ExpressCard but they don't. :(
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    I fail to see what would be wrong with plugging in a card with a USB card reader... but that is only one case, though I do believe, while less elegant, most mobile broadband and such cards are offered in a USB version. I am not put off that Apple has never put an expresscard slot in any "consumer" laptop, but I am disgusted by the lack of FireWire.
  7. Slovak macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2008
    Why couldn't you use a USB SD reader?

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