9/1/10
6:08 am

Forum Question: Macbook Pro Dock

I am a highschooler in a dorm, my desk is constantly cluttered with my ethernet, USB Connections(I use splitters), and cables connecting my LED Apple Cinema Display. Are there docks that allow one connection for charging and everything else so that unwiring and rewiring is no longer a hassle? Thanks!

— Will

Comments: 2 Responses to “Macbook Pro Dock”

    9/1/10 @ 6:13 am

    There are docks, yes. But there are so many different configurations of the MacBook Pro — it depends on which one you have, exactly. I’d imagine dock makers have a hard time keeping up with it all. In fact, they not only have to worry about which MacBook you have, but what you have connected to it. So finding a match that will work for your set-up will be hard.
    I’ll let you do the search, but when I looked for “MacBook Pro dock” several things came up — but I don’t know which will work on your model and with your peripherals.
    One downside is that with a dock you lose the usefulness of the magsafe power connector. But if you are hooking up a display and USB, then it is probably not much of an issue.
    Another idea would be to go wireless with your USB devices. With a wirless keyboard, mouse/trackpad, printer, etc, you might be able to get down to just the power and display connector. Just a thought.

    Will
    9/3/10 @ 9:54 pm

    Just the same peripherals as on the newest 13 inch MBP, but so that I have not the hassle of unplugging and replugging my stuff.

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