Mac laptop charges iPad but non Mac won't?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ObsidianBlade, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. ObsidianBlade macrumors regular

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    wtf? This is especially true with the new iPad being a power hog. My friend has a 15" Mac laptop & I have an MSI GX740-235US. When my iPad is plugged in to my laptop, it says Not Charging but if there's nothing running in the background and I leave it asleep it charges, whereas his Mac charges whether or not I use it. Just not at a very fast speed. Why?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Because Apple doesn't want you to have PCs, only Macs. Duh! :rolleyes:
     
  3. rkahl macrumors 65816

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  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Because most recent Macs are capable of putting out high current on USB ports. It's not a Mac exclusive thing I don't think, just not very common on other PCs.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4060

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4049?viewlocale=en_US
     
  5. ObsidianBlade thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't want an overpriced laptop. I'll stick to mine thank you :)

    Ah...I always thought that a USB 2.0 port was a USB 2.0 port. Learn something new every day I suppose. It still annoys me lol.
     
  6. striker33 macrumors 65816

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    Not all USB ports can supply enough power.

    Apple changed their Mac lines (aside from Mac Pro, which hasnt been updated) to be capable of charging an iPad last year. Its not a Mac exclusive, not by a long shot. Its just that not many other manufacturers have any need to upgrade to powered USB hubs.

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    Far from overpriced. There isnt a single laptop on the market which matches the quality, usability, and craftsmanship/design of a MacBook.
     
  7. ObsidianBlade thread starter macrumors regular

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    Makes sense that Apple would want to do that. Thanks for the input :D
     
  8. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

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