Mac users, are the USB ports on the iMac easy to access?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by crumb963, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. crumb963 macrumors member

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    Seems a bit of a hassle, and I have a cluttered tesk, so moving the Mac extensively wouldn't be an ideal option.
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    No harder than turning a computer tower around or getting behind it to access the usb ports. Even though the iMac weighs a good 20-30lbs, it turns rather easy, and the ports are near the right edge of its back.
     
  3. froll macrumors member

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    I ran a powered USB hub which I mounted on the wall next to my desk which is SOOOO convenient. I never have to reach around the MAC. You could also mount it on the side of the desk panel. Trust me, you will love this idea
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I never move my iMac to access the USB ports. It's rather easy to reach the USB ports with your right hand. You can always get a USB hub to make things easier.
     
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    USB isn't too bad, especially because you don't have to access them very often. If you find it annoying for flash drives and such though, grab a couple of THESE and your life will be happy and joyful :)

    Now, if they could move the headphone jack to the side instead of the back, I'd be thrilled.
     
  6. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    The whole point of an iMac, I thought, was to reduce clutter on you desk. You seem to be failing :D
     
  7. mabaker macrumors 65816

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    Just be sure to get the WIRED Apple keyboard which has 2 USB ports and you’ll be settled.
     

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