A Single Computer

Right now I work between two (sometimes three) different machines.

In the past I worked mainly on a single laptop, my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011). Admittedly, this is a minor gripe, but an annoying part of using one machine between work and home was that I had no less than six cables to plug and unplug each time I moved desks.

Thunderbolt dock

However, something like the CalDigit Thunderbolt station might be exactly what I am looking for to alleviate those minor issues and maybe force me to using a single machine both at home and at work.

A single Thunderbolt cable handles all of the following:

  • Thunderbolt
  • HDMI out
  • USB 3.0 (2x back, 1x front)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Audio In
  • Audio Out

That’s pretty nice and essentially handles all of my peripheral needs. Have a USB 3.0 port on the front is an added bonus. The only thing missing would be a FireWire 800 port, but those peripherals are hard enough to find.

That would be really cool. A single cable and you are up and running.

Of course, the real issue is whether it would work or not. I’d like to get my hands on one as soon as it is released … so time will tell.

2 replies on “A Single Computer”

I have seen that one. It looks really good too, but $100 more currently. However, it HAS shipped (I think this week). I will hopefully be able to test one or two of them at work.

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