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Both Wintel laptops and Mac laptops can accept external monitors,
keyboards, and mice. For both platforms docking stations make the
use of these external devices easier. There are a few differences
between the Mac and PC use of external devices however.
4) Hot swapping. The new Mac G3 Powerbooks support hot swapping. You
can pull out a hard drive and replace it with a zip drive or floppy
while the computer is still on. I think it has to be in "sleep" mode,
but I'm not
** My Gateway PC laptop also supports hot-swapping of the hard drive; it
too needs to be in "sleep" mode.