15"/17" cosmetics

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PkennethV, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry if this is obvious I've been wondering why does the optical drive on the 15" and 17" powerbooks/macbook pros look different. The 15" has it more or less in the center (hight wise) whereas the 17" has it higher up. On the PowerBooks I thought this may simply be because the 17" is thinner, but the MBPs are now the same thickness (or rather "thinness")

    Pics for 15"

    17"
     
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    They don't use the same drive. The 17" has an 6x dual layer drive while the 15" has a 4x. I believe the 15" and the 17" have never had the exact same optical drive.
     
  3. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    its due to the fact that the 15 inch models track pad is over the disc drive.
     

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