no usb slots

how can mac book be missing usb.

what to use instead
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DarinTCHSenior CyberSecurity EngineerCommented:
The newest macs supports USB-c
Running usb 3.1 speeds....up to 10 gb in some cases

You’ll need a hub to provide older backwards compatible usb support

See article
https://www.pcworld.com/article/2895152/six-things-to-know-about-the-usb-31-port-in-the-new-macbook.html
DarinTCHSenior CyberSecurity EngineerCommented:
Btw
Forgot to add
And of course.....you’ll pay extra for these new peripherals
bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
yes, your MacBook Por 15-inch 2017 doesn't have a traditional USB port, it only supports USB 3.1 in Type-C form. as shown below.

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personally, that's why i purchased my MacBook Air 2017 as it seemed to be the last Apple laptop having traditional USB ports. all others are using USB Type-C, or in Apple dictionary Thunderbolt.

you have to purchase an adapter (better a USB hub for more ports) to convert Type-C into standard USB slot.
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serialbandCommented:
At least you didn't buy it in 2016 when there were actually very few peripherals out there.  Now, you can find numerous USB-c peripherals and you can also use HP, Lenovo, and Dell USB-c devices to a limited extent.  USB-c is much faster and more convenient now than 2 years ago.
SteveCommented:
how can mac book be missing usb.

it isn't 'missing' USB slots, they are just a smaller type, known as USB-c. They do this to make it easier to produce a smaller, thinner mac as the standard USB slot would be quite bulky on such a slim device.
Some devices can connect to USB-c by default but many still don't work with USB-c out of the box without an adapter of some kind.
Many USB > USB-c adapters can be found but the 'hyperdrive' (search for 'USB-C hub hyperdrive')  is the best one I've used as it looks neat, matches the style of the Mac and doesn't get in the way too much.
Many alternatives are available though as it's not cheap.

Try a quick search for' USB-C hub' and see what you find.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You already have your answer, just curious why you would ask the question? Is this your laptop or from a friend? If it were yours you would have asked your vendor before buying. If it's from a friend you would just ask for the model and refer to the Apple site for the details.

https://support.apple.com/kb/SP756?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
serialbandCommented:
The USB-c connector and thunderbolt 3.1 interface is also somewhat common now and has been available default for over 2 years on Apple Macbooks.  They've also existed for about a year now on HP, Lenovo, and Dell, the top brands purchased in enterprise environments.  USB-c is also on many new phones.
rgb192Author Commented:
you have purchase an adapter (better a USB hub for more ports) to convert Type-C into standard USB slot.
Could you send link so I can buy convertor?
SteveCommented:
Many USB > USB-c adapters can be found but the 'hyperdrive' (search for 'USB-C hub hyperdrive')  is the best one I've used as it looks neat, matches the style of the Mac and doesn't get in the way too much.
Many alternatives are available though as it's not cheap.

Try a quick search for' USB-C hub' and see what you find.

Hyperdrive - Currys

Cheaper option
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
Could you send link so I can buy convertor?

The only Apple adapter for coverting Type-C to USB is below, though you may see more 3rd party solutions even from official Apple site (such as the Belkin one in the previous post).

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJ1M2AM/A/usb-c-to-usb-adapter

BTW, this adapter is what I use for my Mac and Windows tablet.

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DarinTCHSenior CyberSecurity EngineerCommented:
That’s a whole different question
Now you have a hundred different opinions

Your tastes will dictate your choice

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