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# 210292 21-Mar-2017 09:47
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Hi fellow Geeks.

 

I need to upgrade a current set up, Macbook. To a MBP with 2 USB ports and and Ethernet connection. Can you please recommend a MBP model that has these old school connectors? 

 

Thanks.

 

 


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  # 1745121 21-Mar-2017 11:04
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You don't want to use dongles/adaptors?

 

Does it need to be powerful?

 

OS Requirements?


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  # 1745154 21-Mar-2017 11:48
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The last MacBook Pro's to have built in Ethernet were the mid 2012. Closest you will get is the 2012-2015 MacBook Pro with a Lightening to Ethernet Adapter. Have a look on the referb store on Apple's website.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1745163 21-Mar-2017 12:15
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New MacBook Pro with a USB hub like... https://www.anker.com/products/A8302041

 

Charges, provides ethernet and two USBs




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  # 1745203 21-Mar-2017 14:54
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kiwisoma:

 

Hi fellow Geeks.

 

I need to upgrade a current set up, Macbook. To a MBP with 2 USB ports and and Ethernet connection. Can you please recommend a MBP model that has these old school connectors? 

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

A few more specs. Don't want to use dongles, lightning to usb, eth etc.

 

Want to be able to add more RAM, so no soldiered SIMs and at some stage swap the HDD for a SSD.

 

 


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  # 1745206 21-Mar-2017 15:03
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Then you want a PC not a Mac.





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  # 1745216 21-Mar-2017 15:22
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geekiegeek:

 

Then you want a PC not a Mac.

 

 

Or a MacBook Pro 2012 model if you can find one.

 

That was the last model that had a standard HDD, so could be upgraded to SSD easily, and RAM that wasn't soldered to the board.


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  # 1746570 23-Mar-2017 18:44
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or build a hackintosh


 
 
 
 


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  # 1746574 23-Mar-2017 19:02
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Do you really want your 'new' computer to be a 2012 model? Even if you can upgrade the RAM and Storage, it will never be as good as a newer one. Honestly, buy a 2013-2015 model, they have the 2 USB ports you want, and a Thunderbolt to Gigabit ethernet adapter


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  # 1746685 23-Mar-2017 21:24
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I have a MacBook Pro 2012 i7 8 gb with a 1 tb ssd installed ( and Ethernet and two USB). Would be happy to consider offers....





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