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

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.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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