I'm getting a MacBook (white $1299 one) and I was looking over the specs...
Is it true that it doesn't have a dial up port? Because that could kill it for me very easily...
Yeah well I have dial up ISP so I need the port.I too think it's absolutely ridiculous that the MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro ALL lack a dial-up modem.
I've found myself in a position to have to send faxes a few times, namely to my stupid cell phone company about a billing dispute, and to PayPal. If I had to go out and spend $50 on a USB modem, I would have been really upset.
I guess that's one of the upsides of having a PowerBook?
Seriously Apple, what's the deal here... that component can't cost more than 3 cents.
I'm actually guessing this one was not a cost save completely, and that they actually went and got the market data to back up the idea that hardly anyone is using dial up anymore.Seriously Apple, what's the deal here... that component can't cost more than 3 cents.
Oohhh Okay. I was imagining something like the size of a wireless router. Thanks for the heads up! I will be buying the MacBook then.The adapter is really small...about the size of an old iPod Shuffle (maybe a little bigger)
Well, I have Netscape, and on my Windows XP Dell, it is a program, but I could set it up and connect manually using Windows Connection center if I wanted to.Internet Connect can handle that.
Some providers do have Mac clients, some.
I don't know if they have software for Mac, but if you can set it up in Windows Connection Center, you can do the same thing in Internet Connect. It's very similar.Well, I have Netscape, and on my Windows XP Dell, it is a program, but I could set it up and connect manually using Windows Connection center if I wanted to.
So I guess I'm asking if I could do this with Mac OS. Or if Netscape has a Mac version of their propriety connection software...
I'm glad it doesn't have one. The last time I used a dial-up modem was probably about 5 years ago, so I don't want the port on the side of the computer making it look more cluttered.I too think it's absolutely ridiculous that the MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro ALL lack a dial-up modem.
It's a .5" port in the side of you computer. How is that clutter?!?!I'm also glad the macbook doesn't have a modem port, I don't know anyone who uses a modem anymore. It's been over 5 years myself as well. Even when I travel there's always Wifi or high speed connection wherever I go. Definitely would add clutter.
Absolutely. But they didn't replace it with anything, they just got rid of it and it's not like there's a lack of room either.I'd rather see them add another firewire port (400 or 800, I'd prefer another 400 I have needed 2 sometimes and was without a hub) than them adding a dial up port........
Your right, the side of my laptop is cluttered whether that port is there or not. What I'd rather is all the ports located in the back so they don't keep getting in my way and I will never see them. I'll never undstandstand why they are located on the side like that.It's a .5" port in the side of you computer. How is that clutter?!?!