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Minimum acceptable amount of USB ports on a computer?

#1wackyteenPosted 11/8/2012 9:40:15 AM
On any computer. - Results (503 votes)
1
0.8% (4 votes)
4
2
6.96% (35 votes)
35
3
11.73% (59 votes)
59
4
36.38% (183 votes)
183
5
9.34% (47 votes)
47
6
22.27% (112 votes)
112
7
0.8% (4 votes)
4
8
4.77% (24 votes)
24
9
0.2% (1 votes)
1
10 or more
6.76% (34 votes)
34
This poll is now closed.
3 on a laptop, 5 on a desktop. Minimum
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#2PyrotechnixxxPosted 11/8/2012 9:47:41 AM
I went with 4 because of the 3/5 thing, which I completely agree with.
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#3Large_TonberryPosted 11/8/2012 9:56:34 AM
3's enough for me, but I only use a laptop at the moment.
#4KURRUPTORPosted 11/8/2012 10:06:40 AM
Mous/keyboard needs 2. One for my controller. One extra one for whatevs.

4 seems pretty legit as the "minimum" Ideally I would want like 6 which is what I have now so I don't have to worry about unplugging things when you want to connect an external HDD and charge my phone.
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#5ThugglesPosted 11/8/2012 10:09:11 AM
M/K, two controllers + my phone is usually plugged in. I wouldn't be comfortable with under 6.
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#6TropicMoon10Posted 11/8/2012 10:13:04 AM
Mine has 6, which I say is enough. I use two for the keyboard/mouse, one for my wifi adapter, and one for my PSP/iPod/whatever. The other two are nice to have just in case.

So yeah, 4 minimum.
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#7KutKuSlayerPosted 11/8/2012 10:15:27 AM
i would say 4. one for Mouse, one for keyboard, 2 spares for whatever you want.

my laptop has 3 and i use them all (mouse, keyboard, cooling pad) but i have a spare on my cooling pad (in exchange for the one it uses on my laptop) which effectively makes 4.
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#8Digital StormPosted 11/8/2012 10:17:59 AM
Went with five, using four currently and one is open for whatev.
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#9KidInTheHallPosted 11/8/2012 10:19:03 AM
I'd say 4 is good maybe 5. I've got 11 on mine and can never seeing using them all.
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#10Nightmare2398Posted 11/8/2012 10:26:54 AM
i said 6, just in case. you can never have too many USB ports (or can you? o_O)
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