so I guess I'm forced into buying adaptor with my New Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kingofwale, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

    kingofwale

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    I have Time Machine backed up on my external WD drive. so the only option is buy the adaptor or a wireless external drive in order to do this.

    can't believe Apple didn't even throw in a USB-C to USB-A adaptor for free with a 1300 dollars laptop. just greedy
     
  2. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    If they made it a $1500 laptop with 2 adaptors, there would be 20000 posts complaining about how greedy apple is for making them buy adaptors they don't want\need.

    Choice is always better, and at $1299 it's priced alongside it's competition
     
  3. fisherking macrumors 601

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    at the very least, you can get a $19 usb to usb-c adapter... not complicated.
     
  4. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Buying it is only half the deal - you have to ensure that you don't lose that tangle of dongles!
     
  5. powersteer, Mar 11, 2015
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    powersteer macrumors member

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    USB-C will be a widely accepted standard very quickly. Just hangin there little, i'm sure USB-C cables and docks will be available soon

    It will not follow the way of firewire and thunderbolt, this is USB, a very widely accepted open standard with huge installed base. 3rd party interoperatability will be almost 100%
     
  6. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a keyboard shortcut for "tangle of dongles" ?
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 601

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    let's say you go for the $19 usb to usb-c adapter. why would you lose it? unless, of course, you're always losing cables, ie the AC cable, your current usb cables, your iphone cable...

    really. even if you go for the $79 adapter...that's (up to) 3 cables plugged into the adapter...as opposed to 3 cables plugged into 3 ports on your mac.

    simple! 3 cables, either way.

    all this panic about the one port, and usb-c, is...sad. we'll adapt, life will go on...
     
  8. Rachel Faith macrumors regular

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    Apple isn't greedy. They are control freaks. YOU WILL GO WIFI or else. THAT is what this is about.
     
  9. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    It's greed IMO.
     
  10. fisherking macrumors 601

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    control freaks? greed? it's the future... (and once again, there ARE cable options...)
     
  11. kingofwale thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just saw the review for Asus Zenbook UX305. which has similar set up as the new Macbook.

    extremely horrible performances and gets pretty hot.

    I am going to wait for a few reviews before forking over the cash. :(
     
  12. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    No worries. I'm not the target market.
     

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