MBA - no optical drive?

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    MACDRIVE

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    What the hell? How am I supposed to install the operating software when it doesn't have an optical drive? :confused:
     
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    HLdan

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    Check the website, there's a video showing how.
     
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    "Wi-Fi", if its your main mac, then u have to buy the superdrive. ;)
     
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    MACDRIVE

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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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    Mastamarek

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    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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    Zwhaler

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    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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    Mastamarek

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    Yes, thats correct. They are really starting to learn from Microsoft on how to rip a client of.
     
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    MACDRIVE

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    It's thinner but has no optical drive; woopty freaking doo; am I supposed to be impressed? :rolleyes:
     
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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? :D

    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 :apple: !! What were you thinking? :rolleyes:
     
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    HLdan

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    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. :p
     
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    ntrigue

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    I am very pleased with their solution to an external optical drive...
     
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    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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    Holy thread resurrection Batman! :eek:
     
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    In other 2008 related discussions...

    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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    Happy New Year!
     
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    lol!
     

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