Ah, now that might be worth thinking about. I do have a spare external (about 300GB) kicking about...this would save me quite a bit of money. I only wish the Apple base stations supported PPPoA so I could use it as my primary router instead of having two in the house. As for drobo, I've heard about that on MacBreak Weekly and was considering it too, but it'll have to wait for the moment because as you can imagine my bank is literally empty.I actually bought the Airport Extreme base station and hooked up an external USB drive to that to use with Time Machine. I personally liked this option better than TC simply because you can partition the external drive whereas you cant do anything with Time Cap. So on my Drobo (which I highly recommend by the way drobo.com) I have 1 partition of 1tb for media for the whole house to share, then another 500gb partition just for Time Machine. Its working out well. On the Time Cap, if you have media on there as well as backups, I believe the backups take priority and can start erasing your media if it gets to full.
Thanks for the idea though, a nice alternative for later.
I think they used to come with the MacBook Pro's (just like iPods used to come with docks), it seems that they've stopped doing this now. I got the Remote as an option (£15), but they said they ran out-of-stock in the shop so they took one from another Apple product and gave it to me for free.Speaking of Apple Remotes...do they come with all MBPs?
Doesn't sound like it....but a couple videos on YouTube of people opening their first MBPs have the remotes in the box. It appears stock.
I know when I ordered mine online it was offered as an option yet I have friends who didn't pay extra but received them w/ their purchase.
Best customer service ever.