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  • - Hey guys, this is Austin, and today we are building

  • the ultimate 13-inch MacBook Pro.

  • And huge shout-out to LastPass for sponsoring this video.

  • So you might be wondering why

  • we're using the 13-inch Macbook as opposed to a 15-inch

  • when we're trying to build the ultimate laptop,

  • but a lot of it actually comes down to this.

  • So this is a LineDock, and inside,

  • what we're finding here is not only the additional battery,

  • but additional storage, additional ports,

  • that's all meant for the 13-inch.

  • So this guy started out as an Indiegogo,

  • and it's just starting to ship,

  • but inside what we're going to find

  • is something that actually looks a lot like a Macbook.

  • So the idea here is to give you a bunch of the functionality

  • that you would normally expect on, for example,

  • older Macbooks, with, you know, more than four ports.

  • So there are gonna be a ton of ports

  • that are gonna be added, including USB-C,

  • we've got two USB 3.0 on the side, SD card reader.

  • There's also on the other side we've got HDMI,

  • a mini DisplayPort, a third USB 3,

  • as well as one more USB type C.

  • So it's basically the same size as a Macbook,

  • so I sort of stack it on top.

  • What I've got here is a little bit of a sandwich.

  • Actually, how does this connect. Oh, what.

  • Oh, (laughs) for a second,

  • I thought they forgot to put anything else in the box.

  • I think they're taking a subtle hint

  • at the lack of dongles needed with this particular product.

  • There's also an available USB-C magnetic module.

  • So if we open this guy up, what we're going to find is,

  • well, what looks like a USB adapter,

  • but the whole thing is going to be magnetic.

  • Now, supposedly this is going to support full

  • USB-C capability, so stuff like data transfer,

  • video and everything like that.

  • But I've had some questionable luck with these in the past.

  • So maybe I'll try one of the ports on the side.

  • Oh, okay, maybe the back port just doesn't work.

  • So we immediately get charging,

  • and we also have a 256 gig SSD. Okay.

  • So, there are different versions of the Linedock available,

  • say for example if you don't want so much storage,

  • but the idea here is that

  • if you've sort of got this giant dock thing that

  • goes with the Macbook, you're going to be getting battery,

  • extra ports, SSD, the whole sorta package.

  • While this looks a little bit goofy right now,

  • inside what we're getting is not only that SSD,

  • which is optional, you can go all the way up to

  • a one terabyte SSD, or not even opt for one

  • in the first place, but on top of that all these,

  • LineDocks have 25,000 mAh power batteries inside.

  • So it's going to be able to charge at a full 100 watts,

  • more than enough for any Macbook,

  • and in theory it could give you basically double

  • the battery life. Now the LineDock is going to essentially

  • double the thickness of our Macbook.

  • And as we all know, thicker is better

  • when it comes to building the ultimate stupid -

  • I mean - ultimate Macbook. Not stupid. I meant ultimate.

  • So that's where some protection for our Macbook comes in.

  • One of the only real issues I've noticed with the LineDock

  • is that since it's not actually connected to the Macbook

  • besides with a cable, it actually doesn't really matter

  • what you actually do to it,

  • just as long as you have it connected via USB-C.

  • So, that's where this comes in.

  • A very important keyboard protector,

  • that also very helpfully reminds you

  • of all the wonderful keyboard shortcuts that

  • I totally don't know at all.

  • But of course, protection is incredibly important.

  • You never know when a sudden gust of wind

  • could blow your Macbook out a window,

  • and you need to make sure it survives.

  • Well that's where this comes in.

  • This giant case that, supposedly helps.

  • Is that really how it's supposed to go on,

  • it just looks so weird. Oh, I needed to click it,

  • until it did that noise. Now it looks much better.

  • Okay, that looks a little more like it.

  • If I pull it up- hey, there we go!

  • We got some real protection for our ultimate Macbook.

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  • when it comes to building the ultimate Macbook,

  • a single display is not going to be enough.

  • So that's where the LG 5K Ultrafine comes in.

  • So with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable,

  • we're gonna be able to

  • not only get that full 5k video signal,

  • but we're also going to be getting three USB-C ports

  • on the monitor, and we're going to be getting

  • an 87 watt charge from the monitor into the Macbook.

  • Which is helpful, especially when we have the LineDock,

  • which can also charge the Macbook,

  • so we should be good on power.

  • Now this is starting to look a little bit ridiculous,

  • however, it is by no means ultimate just yet.

  • Which is where this comes in.

  • A laptop vertical dock for two laptops.

  • So with this, we can drop the Macbook

  • as well as the LineDock at the same time.

  • Next up, we have a keyboard.

  • This is going to be the Das Keyboard Ultimate,

  • which not only is going to be able to take advantage

  • of some of the USB ports on the LineDock,

  • but is also going to give us a fully mechanical keyboard

  • that is meant to be used on Mac.

  • We also have the Logitech MX Master 2S.

  • So this guy's going to be using Bluetooth,

  • and now, we're getting a little bit closer.

  • However even this is still not going to be

  • anywhere near enough ports for the Ultimate Macbook.

  • Which is where the CalDigit TS3 Plus comes in.

  • This is going to be a Thunderbolt 3 dock,

  • which is going to give us extra functionality and,

  • well, to be totally honest, even more ports

  • that we're probably not going to actually use.

  • Alright, that's actually not going to be too crazy.

  • So what we're getting with this is

  • not only a bunch more USB ports,

  • we're also going to be getting a second

  • Thunderbolt 3 port so we can daisy chain

  • with the monitor, but we're also going to be getting

  • some other stuff that even the LineDock doesn't include,

  • such as ethernet, another SD card reader,

  • if we wanna do two