[rescue] Dongles -- the greater evil - was Re: Keyboards -- the great evil
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sat Feb 2 21:52:16 CST 2013
On 02/02/13 9:55 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> The laptops are used by teachers attached to smartboards and require audio.
> Relying on an add-on (read 'losable') adapter/dongle would lead to problems
> down the road.
Understood. I hate dongles myself, which is why I lose interest in
current Macbook/Pros... :)
> We have users that can get by without sound, and this one will be deployed to
> one of those users.
> On Feb 2, 2013, at 6:17 PM, Toby Thain<toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
>> On 02/02/13 5:00 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> I have a friend who is replacing his daughter's laptop mainboard for $150,
>>> paid about $400-450 two years ago for it. He thought about getting her a
>>> laptop instead, but this one really suited her needs and the repair price
>>> half the cost of a replacement laptop ($300-350).
>>> At work we have a teacher whose headphone jack broke on her unibody
>>> Pro - a repair that would necessitate an $850 mainboard replacement. Her
>>> laptop will NOT be repaired, it will be deployed to someone that doesn't
>>> the headphone jack.
>> That's very sensible, but there are probably also USB and Bluetooth audio
> adapters she could use.
>>> On Feb 2, 2013, at 4:54 PM, Bill Bradford<mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
>>>> For $230 you could just about buy a "new"-to-you entire laptop. Maybe
>>>> not the same model, but $230 for a *laptop keyboard* is insane. As
>>>> mentioned, I've replaced them for numerous friends and never paid more
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