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Just got my first Macbook last week and so far loving it!

Question is why the extra power cord? The white one with the foldaway plug and magnetic connector is more than adequate...why the extra thick one to tote along? The regular adapter cord seems plenty long and very convenient. I know it says it is grounded...but other than extreme added length, does anyone actually use/carry it?

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The thicker one I keep at home, when I'm on the go I just carry the small one with me.

If for some reason I'm at school and I need to plug in and I'm kind of far from the outlet I'll bring the thicker one with me. Never has been an issue yet, where I have had to charge at school though.

It has great battery life, usually never dip past 50%.
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Just got my first Macbook last week and so far loving it!

Question is why the extra power cord? The white one with the foldaway plug and magnetic connector is more than adequate...why the extra thick one to tote along? The regular adapter cord seems plenty long and very convenient. I know it says it is grounded...but other than extreme added length, does anyone actually use/carry it?

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You don't have to carry it around.
Sometimes it's easier having a standard plug. I take my Mac to several places where the socket has restricted space that wouldn't accomodate the transformer and plug on it's own so the extension is a must.

It's all about choice and practicality really.

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i leave it plugged in, and sitting on my desk.

so when i am home no outlet reach i just attach them on my desk.

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exactly.

when i have the extension on, i can sit with my macbook anywhere in my living room. when i take it on the road, i just leave the extension at home - less to carry.

Eric, did you also notice that there are two little arms that pop out on the corners of the transformer block to wrap the thinner cable? i thought that was a really nice touch.

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It seems that everything that they do is pretty well thought out...

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Just got my first Macbook last week and so far loving it!

Question is why the extra power cord? The white one with the foldaway plug and magnetic connector is more than adequate...why the extra thick one to tote along? The regular adapter cord seems plenty long and very convenient. I know it says it is grounded...but other than extreme added length, does anyone actually use/carry it?

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Yeah, the socket for my MacBook is under my sofa so it's really useful for me! I'm soooo glad it came with the long bit, the adaptor on it's own would drive me mad.

On the plus side I can take the long bit off when I'm out and about and don't need the extra length, which is an advantage over some laptop chargers when you are either long or short with no change of changing it.
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I go to my mom's and my dad's house all the time, so I take everywhere I go. I have to.


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