Apple MacBook with 3G built in, Verizon’s tiny MiFi not enough

By Peter Chubb - Jan 18, 2010

For those of you who own a MacBook Pro or Air, then you will know what I am talking about when I say how cool these portable computers are. However, there is a downside, and that is the lack of built-in 3G. There is a solution for now, Verizon’s tiny MiFi, but most would agree that it is not enough.

Apple are shooting themselves in the foot, there are a number of people who are choosing to purchase a HP or Dell laptop when they would rather have a new aluminum MacBook, but the lack of 3G is a real pain. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel as Apple is considering an upgrade to its Pro line to include 3G.

For now MacBook owners have to use something like Verizon’s tiny MiFi device, but it is not a solution favored by them. Cnet News believes that 3G should be a standard in MacBook’s as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is. The website adds that if it were to happen, then it should not be an AT&T only deal.

If you visit a number of stores you will see cheap netbooks with built-in 3G, so why is Apple so late to the party? Cnet News believes that the reason for this is because customers are demanding it; this is not something that Apple customers are desperate for.

Although, you have to wonder why a huge number of people are using the iPhone 3GS to gain access to the Internet, surely it has to be something that MacBook users would want. I know I would, it does become a pain when you are not in a Wi-Fi hotspot and you need to gain access to the Internet, have you ever tried to work on an iPhone before?

For a more detailed look into this story visit Cnet News.

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  • ddd

    Uhm the reason why they don't have 3G included in a MBP …well easy, they have an iPad for your mobile internet needs!

    • Dave

      If I have the room to carry a 10" iPad, then chances are I'd have the room to carry a 13" MacBook Pro.

      So, your logic = fail.

  • Tom

    Apple can be a little slow to the party, but they do get there.

  • Feng Wei

    its very slim…very fast as well….only disadvatnge is tht it does not have CD drive…and the advantage is its slim body and its lightweight!

    • Tom

      The MacBook Pro has a CD drive.