1 USB goes to a powered hubJust wondering whats taking the USB/FW ports.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having two computers, so your first mistake was selling the Mac Pro rather than complimenting it with a MacBook Pro. The ports on my MBP were all occupied before I bought the MP. Now they're all free except for the power teat.
So if you could wear my shoes for a minute....Agreed.
Selling your Mac Pro was a dumb move.
I was in your shoes, but I guess I decided to lace mine up differently. All the ports on my MBP had something connected to them, from an external monitor to the expresscard slot (Sonnet eSATA card). All those connections made the machine much less portable than it should have been, so that machine rarely left my desk.So if you could wear my shoes for a minute....
I guess we bought ours before they implement a single cable for possibly everything withIt would be nice if Apple would come up with a proper docking station for their laptops. I suspect a dock compromises some design principle they're holding on to with respect to their laptop line Dunno..
That's a few years away. My laptops have a 3 year life and I just bought a new one less than a month ago, so we'll see what's out there when I look for its replacement. In the meantime, today's problems have to be solved with today's technologies.
Intel was quoted in September stating they hoped to begin shipping product in 2010. That likely means the end of 2010, at best. Apple will probably be among the early adopters since they've been advocating the technology, but it will have to fit into their existing product development cycles. Integrating the technology into peripheral products will take time, and initial choices will be limited and probably expensive. Since the technology is aimed at high bandwidth (and high profit margin) applications like HD video, I wouldn't be looking for lightpeak mice and keyboards any time soon.
I can see that. I've got all my drives and hubs behind my 24" LCD as I'm not use to all the desktop clutter. Out of sight out of mind perhaps.I disagree, I actually went this route and think it's a smart move provided the mbp suits your needs
as for the port issue the apple store now sells a nice looking brushed metal USB hub. I think it's from Kensington.
same hereYup, I've got that, still ugly. Wish the MBs had a one cable docking station.
Why is this preferred over a hub?