Using Macbook as Desktop...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by zslack1, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. zslack1 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have read up on how to use my Macbook as a desktop, and I am very interested in doing so. However, I heavily rely on my external harddrive to store all of my itunes - and I am not willing to compromise it's connection to the computer. It seems, though, that I wont have enough USB ports for a keyboard, mouse and EH. Has anyone ran into a similar situation?

    ZS
     
  2. Denny Crane macrumors member

    Denny Crane

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    It can be done. My wife uses her MacBook in the manner you describe, but she is not a power user. As for me, I have my iMac, MBP, & work Dell laptop set up in my man cave.
     
  3. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    You can always get an USB hub, or a fire wire external hard drive. If you need more USB ports.
     
  4. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

    ZiggyPastorius

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    I tried it once, but it's not very big, so you can't hold much on it.

    Oh, you mean as a desktop computer? It should work fine. Get yourself a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and then hook the external to the USB, or hook the external to your router to stream if applicable.
     
  5. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    yea, either get a FW drive, get a usb hub, or get a bluetooth mouse/kb. better yet get them all..

    do you know if you external monitor has a usb hub built in? most of them that you buy new do nowadays
     

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