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May 30, 2008, 10:05 PM
 
Ok, so here at the college, they ordered an Apple Mobile Cart Lab/Cart and for myself, was the first time seeing one. Looked them up online but first time to see one and get an idea what one looks like and how it gets setup/used.

I took some snapshots of the cart that came in and put a few laptops of the 20+ that were purchased for the cart.

The laptops just slide in, and you plug in the power adapter that comes with the laptop. At first I thought the power was going to be built in and rather than having to use the adapter that came with the laptops. Anyways, the cabinet locks and it comes with a couple boxes to store the extra power adapter cables and what ever else you may have.

Anyways, though I'm sure others have either seen one or seen them online, figured I'd post some pics as I have never seen one myself.










     
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May 30, 2008, 10:10 PM
 
Oh my God, the Apple Mobile Lab is so cool! Thanks for the pics, never seen one before either.
     
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May 30, 2008, 10:15 PM
 
I will have to take a couple more once I unpack the rest of the laptops.

The reason it was purchased is so that if we run into the issue here at the campus that a lab is needed last second or just gets booked where there are no computers, then we just need to roll this cart into the room and hand out the laptops.
     
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May 30, 2008, 10:18 PM
 
Cool. Aren't you guys going to get third-party gear to protect the MacBooks?
     
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May 30, 2008, 10:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Hg2491 View Post
Cool. Aren't you guys going to get third-party gear to protect the MacBooks?
Third-Party gear to protect them? Do you mean stuff such as security locks, theft tracking etc?
     
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May 30, 2008, 10:39 PM
 
I actually had in mind something like Invisible Shield to protect the computers from sign of use, or something like that.
     
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May 30, 2008, 11:15 PM
 
Looks like a basic laptop cart to me, they are pretty popular in most schools, we have 1 or 2 of them at school, but filled with dells and not macs.
     
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Jun 19, 2008, 07:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by bballe336 View Post
...but filled with dells and not macs.
Exactly.
     
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Jun 19, 2008, 11:31 PM
 
LOL I am working at my high school over the summer, and for the past two weeks have been imaging and putting together those exact carts. Same cabinet and all!
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Jun 20, 2008, 01:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by Hg2491 View Post
Exactly.
It's not like you'll benefit from using a mac when all you're doing is writing papers and doing basic internet research for an hour or so during class. Any modern laptop can handle that just fine.
     
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Jun 21, 2008, 07:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by bballe336 View Post
It's not like you'll benefit from using a mac when all you're doing is writing papers and doing basic internet research for an hour or so during class. Any modern laptop can handle that just fine.
I know.. I just drank a little too much from the Kool Aid
     
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Jun 30, 2008, 09:48 PM
 
^^^^^^ I love this guy's English.
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