Dock recommendations for a 2 year-old Macbook Prop?
January 13, 2010 11:08 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to make my "main computer" my 2 year-old MacBook Pro instead of my home-built desktop. How can I best do this? Does anyone have any dock recommendations for that MacBook Pro?
posted by decrescendo to computers & internet (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I figure the best way to get the use out of my expensive laptop is to make it my primary computer because, as of right now, it's not. I only use it on travel right now and it bothers me that I paid so much for it for that type of use. Also, my 4 year-old XP desktop is starting to have some wonky power issues that make me nervous (on top of the HDs being 4 years old). I think she's about ready to be retired.
I'd imagine the best way to do this would be buy a dock for my MacBook Pro and hook that dock up to a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. I'd then get the desktop ease of use while using the Mac as much as I'd like to be. (Hopefully I don't get sick of using OS X 24/7 as opposed to just on travel.) On top of that, I can just un-dock it if I want to use it in my living room while watching TV like I sometimes do.
I have a lot of music on my desktop so I plan on making a server of some sort to play nicely with this docked MacBook Pro.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a MacBook Pro dock? I bought it in February of 2008. Keyboards, mice, and monitors are the easy part.
And if I buy a new laptop in a year or two, would I probably have to buy a new dock, too? Or are most docks usable with most laptops? How much does laptop size play into dock selection?