@Rockode that’s going to break in a most unrepairable fashion

@errantlibrarian

Absolutely.. But still they atleast tried something

@errantlibrarian @Rockode I don't know - it looks a LOT like the xjack connector on the 3com cards - I have 4, and those are pretty darned solid.

Of course if you TRY to break them, they will, but that's true of most anything that is not related to the human mind.

@Rockode
Meanwhile Asus just does this. Worked reliable over years. But I mean, in terms of fancyness, fujitsu wins.

@hashtagsecurity @Rockode It looks like that port is just badly placed and would fit if it were put higher up. 🤔

@sindastra @Rockode it does look a bit like it, but as I said, it worked for years (still does) without any problems. I assume the decision was made for stability as otherwise there wouldn't be much left of the frame :D

@Rockode
It's not about any technical limitations for Apple. They just don't want to use standards, so they can keep selling more of their own products

@kasun @Rockode Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C are standards though... And you can get third party adapters and devices for cheap... But I too, prefer native ports.

@Rockode these are the best, i have too many dongles not to like this

@Rockode Exactly what I'd expect from our transforming robot overlords.

@Rockode I'm so glad I got a laptop with proper Ethernet socket now. It's sad how most laptops either require a dongle or have a flimsy port.

@Rockode
@enum
i would brake that in an instand, they should add some little doking device or adabtor

@Rockode what happens when a user picks up the laptop to leave, without unplugging first?
My tech support instinct makes me fear that scenario.

@ansugeisler then all he has..... is a laptop with no lan support.. Thats all.. 😂😂😂😂

@Rockode Which device is that? I did only know that other construction where the lan cable did go through a slider frame from top to bottom, much simpler.

@Rockode How many time will it work before being broken ?

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