MacBook Pro Docking Solutions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mgpg89, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking for some MBP docking stations ...
    I'd like to come home from school and just dock my MBP and start working on my ACD and external keyboard + mouse.

    Anyone got any suggestions?

    I found this one but I was wondering if there are any docking solutions as well which aren't ... well ... ridiculously ugly.

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  2. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    I know I'm not answering your question but for me, I simply got an extra power adaptor on eBay (cost me $15) and a 99 cent USB hub. I walk into my office, plug video, usb hub, power, and off I go. It does take an extra 2-3 seconds more but can save you a few $$. I'm cheap, I know.
     
  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Like the other poster said you really have no options besides the bookendz and the plug-n-go method.

    The macbook pro isn't like your thinkpads and pavilions, with dedicated ports for expanded capibility (stupidly, IMO).

    This is one of the hugest faults of a desktop-replacement esque machine. They can engineer a mini dvi port but they can't make a port to route everything else thru.
     
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    This is intentional. If it was too convenient to use a macbook pro as a desktop, then people wouldn't buy iMacs and Mac Pros in addition to their notebooks.
     
  6. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That isn't a dock; it's just a really nice looking stand. You still need to manually plug in the cables and such.

    You could save about $100 and just get the stand from PowerSupport.
     
  8. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh OK ... you know of any other stands then?
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah the one from PowerSupport:
    Docking Stand for MacBook
     

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