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Old Jan 16, 2008, 02:09 AM   #1
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MBA - no optical drive?

What the hell? How am I supposed to install the operating software when it doesn't have an optical drive?
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 02:11 AM   #2
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What the hell? How am I supposed to install the operating software when it doesn't have an optical drive?
Check the website, there's a video showing how.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 02:11 AM   #3
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What the hell? How am I supposed to install the operating software when it doesn't have an optical drive?
"Wi-Fi", if its your main mac, then u have to buy the superdrive.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 02:11 AM   #4
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http://www.apple.com/macbookair/wireless.html

...or buy the 99$ optical drive option.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 02:14 AM   #5
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You're telling me I have to buy an external optical drive just to load the damn thing?
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 02:15 AM   #6
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You're telling me I have to buy an external optical drive just to load the damn thing?
If its your main computer, then yes.
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um, it comes with Leopard installed already.

and you can use any computer (Mac or PC) with a DVD drive to install with the remote disc option.
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They really should include that in the box...
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 02:18 AM   #9
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They really should include that in the box...
I don't think they should include it, but they should make it cheaper so that it becomes an impulse buy rather than something that you have to think about getting (perhaps 69$)
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They really should include that in the box...
Yes, thats correct. They are really starting to learn from Microsoft on how to rip a client of.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 02:19 AM   #11
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It's thinner but has no optical drive; woopty freaking doo; am I supposed to be impressed?
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 02:37 AM   #12
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What gets me about Apple's new MBA is this.. Not only do you not get an Optical Drive included! There's No Apple Remote either! And it's a new piece of kit, so you'd assume it's using the latest technologies right? Hell.. No! They're using PATA! Like WTF? Is there a typo?

So what you get for $1799 bucks other then a shiny paperweight?
And what fool, gonna part with $3,098 for a sub 2Ghz machine??

Seriously !! What were you thinking?
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 02:52 AM   #13
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It's thinner but has no optical drive; woopty freaking doo; am I supposed to be impressed?
No, you're not suppose to be impressed, because it's obviously not for you, it's for other people that have a need for it so pipe down.
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I am very pleased with their solution to an external optical drive...
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I am very pleased with their solution to an external optical drive...
Me too. Relatively inexpensive, neat, well designed and small enough. Although it's needed only occasionally, it's good to have available.
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Bah. This economy collapse is just a media scare tactic. There's plenty of jobs out there and our house value couldnt possibly drop lower so lets quit panicking and get back to a relavent topic like the latest episode of Lost.
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Bah. This economy collapse is just a media scare tactic. There's plenty of jobs out there and our house value couldnt possibly drop lower so lets quit panicking and get back to a relavent topic like the latest episode of lost.
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