Question about the 2 USB ports

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Macintox, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Macintox macrumors member

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    Hello

    One question about the 2 USB ports of the new MBair.
    Can I plug the USB line of a LED display on one port and a USB hub on the other and enjoy USB peripherals on both the display and the hub ?
    any limit on the number of peripherals ? (Keyboard, scanner, fax, Ethernet, Time machine HD, Printer, DVD burner( powered), USB memory stick ... !
     
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  3. Dias macrumors 6502

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    You also need 126 power adapters for each peripheral device.
     
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    Not if you have AC powered hubs and the peripherals take their power from the USB bus.
     
  6. Macintox thread starter macrumors member

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    OK . So we can be sure the 2 USB ports of the new MBair are "created equals " and can support each a hub ? the LED display is a hub insn't it ?
     
  7. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Yes, both should be able to support a hub. Both ports support the MacBook Air Superdrive, which requires more power than a typical USB device.
     
  8. Macintox thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok this is great news so I can sale my actual and beloved revC 2.13/SSD and get a new 256/2.13/4 .
    The added Ram the 2 USB and the high res makes a big difference. Sorry I lost the retro light on the keyboard though..but Apple always find a way to piss off its customers one way another do they ? may they do it for fun and love to read our comment ? they know we are prisoners, so light or not they'll get our $$$
     

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