Thunderbolt to thick for this notebook. Its to thick overall. Type C is where it's at, but I agree with the writer, they should have at least included 2 ports. 1 port is madness.What happened to thunderbolt? Has Apple already dropped support for thunderbolt? Had they added just one USB 3.1-C and one thunderbolt connectior it would have helped a lot (even though very few periperals use thunderbolt).
No one wanted to buy into a connectivity where the cables costs over $50.What happened to thunderbolt? Has Apple already dropped support for thunderbolt? Had they added just one USB 3.1-C and one thunderbolt connectior it would have helped a lot (even though very few periperals use thunderbolt).
I think that's a really insightful analysis. Well said.The problem is that people think this is a small laptop (a truly glorified netbook) rather than what it really is: The new MacBook is the iPad Pro. It is slim, lightweight, capable of basic productivity work, but still a consumption device at heart. An iPad does not need to run multiple peripherals, because that is not what it is meant to do.
That's my understanding, yes. The hub is a sort of bridge to connect the Type-C power cable to the MacBook, and you also get USB Type A and HDMI (or VGA, depending on the dongle).Can you attach a compact splitter (hub) to have power and then a spare USB to a device?.
I wouldn't call it crap, but I get where you're coming from, I prefer ThinkPads,What a piece of crap.... like all Apple products. I don't even care for their minimalist design, it's never usable. I like industrial and functional design, nice large buttons, million ports, huge screen, etc. Just can't stomach Apple anything.
That's kind of my point. This is clearly *supposed* to be something average users would buy, but only more technical users will get the most out of it."Ironically, considering the use cases outlined above, the MacBook is really for power users -- people who have the latest tech (eg, a monitor with USB-PD), or who have gone to the trouble of setting up networked storage. But chances are, most of the folks purchasing a MacBook will be college students and average users who won't necessarily be equipped to work around the MacBook's portlessness."
I think that is a wrong assessment that this computer is for power users. This MacBook is the bottom entry level computer in Mac laptop line and it IS designed for students and average users. It is designed as a step up from the iPad, which only has one lightning port.
Don't let the price mislead you that this is a high end laptop (it isn't). The last time Apple had a white plastic MacBook, it sold for $899. This is part of that same line of laptops, but Apple added all this new technology in order to raise the bottom of their price bracket on the MacBook line. Expect the new tech in this MacBook to eventually make it to the other MacBooks and the prices to go in those accordingly.