What the new Macbooks need...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Pagemakers, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    Please Apple, add a sim card slot to the next gen of laptops.

    I am sick of carrying a usb modem dongle.

    Sony, Dell and may others have started to include sim cards into their laptops for mobile broadband users.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    If anything that's a pro feature. I think there is almost no chance of that making it into non-Pro MacBooks and very little chance of it being added to the Pro...
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    A few years ago it may have been a pro feature but not nowadays IMHO.
     
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  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Which, again, is only on the Pro
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    Just buy an express card modem. Integrating into the system is the stupidest thing I've ever seen with the computer industry.

    TEG
     
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    or perfect for the air....
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, that seems quite reasonable. The Air is basically a Pro product and with it's lack of expansion and "ultramobile" ideals it would be an excellent addition.
     
  9. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I use a dongle every day for work when I'm out and about.

    Remembering it and carrying it is a pain.

    I would far rather insert a sim card into my laptop and forget about it. I then have the net whenever I want with no fiddling about.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    But some people have more than 1 computer. That built-in stuff doesn't work so well. Also if it has a SIM slot, it will probably be below the RAM cover or something which means it will not be easily [or accidentally] removed.
     

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