Monday, January 18, 2010

HP, Dell offer 3G in laptops, so why not Apple? | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News

HP, Dell offer 3G in laptops, so why not Apple? | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News: "Apple aluminum MacBooks are definitely cool--until you want 3G in a laptop. Then they're not.

It's 2010 and still no MacBook Air with 3G.
(Credit: Apple)
I've said this before. But I'll say it again. There are consumers--including those potentially opting for laptops from Hewlett-Packard or Dell--who would like to buy a MacBook with 3G built in. Let's hope Apple sees the light with the expected upgrade to the MacBook Pro line.
Yes, there are ways to bootstrap a MacBook to get 3G. I've done tethering with my BlackBerry Storm. And then there's Verizon's tiny MiFi portable hotspot--which I use now.
But it would be nice if Apple offered one laptop in its MacBook lineup with a built-in 3G option. Like Wi-Fi and Ethernet, 3G should be part of the standard connectivity mix on a laptop."

It's 2010 and still no MacBook Air with 3G

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