Yes, I realize it depends on the laptop! But: the question is really about USB - I have 4 USB outputs on my show lappy, one of which has a 2-port hub for my mouse and the APC40. If I wanted 4 FB3QS's then I would have to buy a hub. There are issues with ethernet -> USB hubs, but what about plain old vanilla USB -> USB hubs? Are they all ok, or must I seek out certain kinds? Will an unpowered hub be alright for 4 FB3s, or should I go for a powered one?