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Started by pasha811, November 02, 2016, 01:02:09 AM
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Quoteit is ridiculous to assume that a laptop manufacturer who is under pressure from consumers to produce thin, lightweight devices
Quote from: GuitarBuilder on November 02, 2016, 11:13:11 AMI have several college kids and they are the 99% who like light-weight thin computers because they have to lug them around all day! Plus they hardly ever connect anything else besides the power adapter. They don't even own USB sticks; everything is uploaded via wireless.One of them studies architecture and needed a larger monitor; interestingly enough the Apple Displays (and others) also act as a dock of sorts, offering a number of additional ports in the back, including Ethernet. Since the Thunderbolt monitors have been discontinued, you can pick them up for a great price on eBay! Apple is recommending LG 4K and 5K monitors.Elantric - I'm afraid I can't help you with DB-9 and DB-25!
Quote from: mooncaine on April 28, 2017, 12:36:08 PMWarning: an old-man rant is about to start here: beware any gift that eats, like a puppy, a horse, or a new computer.I was just issued a new "MacBook Pro" laptop at work. Those are irony quotes. It doesn't seem very pro to me.On the plus side, it's new. It has a headphone jack. And it's given me an excuse to spend office time visiting this forum for help!On the minus side: Every new discovery I make about this laptop is yet another extra cost for me. It only has USB-C ports. 4 of them, but only 3 will be available most of the time because #4 will be power.I'll need adapters for everything. I'm hoping other similarly "lucky" players here have already tried a few and can recommend for/against some.I need adapters for:USB-C to the normal, backwards-compatible USB "A" plug, so I can plug in my GT-1, my VG-99, or my USB audio or midi interfaces.USB-C to FireWire.USB-C to Thunderbolt X 1, minimum. Really 2.USB-C to HDMI x 1.Crap, that's already more than $100 of adapters. It's also a smaller screen and it's half the HD space. Yeesh, I just want to give it back and say 'no, thanks,' but it's not really up to me. I'm lucky to get anything!Oh, and no card reader. I just ordered a card reader earlier this week. Now it, too, needs an adapter before I can even use it.I can't even set up the stinking thing until I buy adapters that let me connect my external drives. Will it even run VG-99 Editor? My Mac Pro kernel panicked today instead of running VG-99 Editor. That Mac Pro has the latest Sierra patches (that machine's not my own, either, & I must submit to that creepy remote administration that central IT depts love so much).
QuoteI can't even set up the stinking thing until I buy adapters that let me connect my external drives. Will it even run VG-99 Editor? My Mac Pro kernel panicked today instead of running VG-99 Editor. That Mac Pro has the latest Sierra patches .