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    Thinking of switching, but
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm a Windows user thinking of swiching to Mac. I currently use a 12" ASUS laptop and a Toshiba 14" laptop. I would like to try a 13" MAC Pro, but I notice it only has a SD card slot and no Express Slot. Each of my present laptops have both. The Express slot may not be important to me now, but I use XD picture cards with my two digital cameras and I really do not want to have to connect my cameras to the laptop to view them. I wonder if anyone has a solutiion I'm not aware of, or does anyone know if Apple plans on a 13" laptop with a multi card slot? It just seems to me that Apple has cut corners on this, and surely there is enough room. I would really like to switch to a Mac, so any comment would be most appreciated. Thanks, Poncho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poncho View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I would like to try a 13" MAC Pro, but I notice it only has a SD card slot and no Express Slot. Each of my present laptops have both. The Express slot may not be important to me now, but I use XD picture cards with my two digital cameras and I really do not want to have to connect my cameras to the laptop to view them. I wonder if anyone has a solutiion I'm not aware of, or does anyone know if Apple plans on a 13" laptop with a multi card slot? It just seems to me that Apple has cut corners on this, and surely there is enough room. I would really like to switch to a Mac, so any comment would be most appreciated. Thanks, Poncho.
    If you really really need an express card slot..you can either:

    - purchase a new 17" MacBook Pro (very expensive)
    - purchase an older used MacBook Pro that had an express card slot.

    For example...I purchased a used 2006 17" MacBook Pro for $750 bucks about 5 months ago...and it has an express card slot.

    Something to think about,

    - Nick
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
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    Thanks Nick. I will think about it.
    Poncho

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    You could always get a fairly inexpensive USB multi-card reader, they are fairly small and could fit in your laptop bag.
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    as far as your XD cards go, don't count on Apple releasing a version with a different card slot, although I'm not saying it can't happen, but you can get an usb multicard reader and I'm sure there are some that are Mac compatible

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    I'm guessing most multicard reader is mac compatible. I'm using cheapo $2 usb multicard reader and it works fine on my mac.

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