Used Macbook with Firewire 800?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wcrmac, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. wcrmac macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2010
    I currently own a Macbook Pro and Mac Pro, but I'm looking to purchase a used Macbook for travel out of the country. I need a non-unibody, so I can buy an extra battery or two. Do any of the non-unibody Macbooks come with Firewire 800, or do they only come with Firewire 400 and USB 2.0?
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    You can buy external battery packs that work on the newer MBs and MBPs. It would be worth taking a look at those.
  3. Spock macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    Whats wrong with the MacBook Pro?
  4. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    i am assuming the OP wants something lighter and less expensive incase he gets jacked.
  5. wcrmac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2010
    Yes, I'm traveling to a remote area, where security is a concern and electricity outages are not uncommon, so I'm looking for something a little more lightweight, smaller, and less expensive than my 15" Macbook Pro. I intend to resell it when I return from the trip.

    I prefer to use FW 800 for my external hard drives, but can get by with FW 400 or USB 2.0.

    Do you have any recommendations for external battery packs for the newer unibody models?

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