As I feared, this is a problem. The MacBook Pro has 2, count ’em, just 2 USB ports. I could buy a $400 Dell desktop that comes with 8 ports. My 2+ year old PC laptop had 6. This top-of-the-line notebook has 2. Two!?!
I have an external mouse and keyboard, an external hard drive, a printer, a scanner, an iPod, a phone and maybe I want to use my Wacom tablet sometime. I have a couple of 4 port hubs here, but devices that require power won’t work in 2 of the slots. So while I’m syncing my iPod, no external keyboard for a while, I care more about the mouse.
Isn’t it wonderful that it has FW 800 and 400 ports. Too bad I don’t have any firewire devices. Wasted. On top of everything else, looks like I’m shopping for larger hubs, too.