superdrive on tibook?

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by DavidCL23, Jan 25, 2002.

  1. DavidCL23 macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2001
    how long do you think it will take apple to release a superdrive on the TIbook?
  2. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
  3. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001

    David... it's hard to say... but it doesn't seem like it's around the corner... the biggest hurdle is that the Superdrive only comes in a large form factor tray-loading device.

    Until, they slim it down and slot-load it... it won't be going into the tiBook...

  4. ThlayliTheFierce macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    The towers are faster, cheaper, more memory and hard drive, larger displays, better graphics, etc. (and maybe a G5 after a bit), so a PBG4 wouldn't exactly supplant it. We'll see it when a) someone makes a slot-loading superdrive and b) the price is low enough
  5. Xapplimatic macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2001
    Superdrive on a TiBook..

    I think it's going to be firewire externals for a while yet.. the current DVR-104 as used on the new iMac, while slightly shorter in length than the DVR-103 that first appeared in Quicksilvers is still a full-heighth 5.25" drive. Until somebody at Pioneer decides to trim the fat, it can't be stuffed in a portable.. but then again, portable storage limits realistically make digital video burning to any real extent questionable anyways.

    As it is, you can burn high quality VCDs and SVCDs with the combo drive and toast and some free unixware that was just ported if you're burning to offload some video in the field on a whim.. I know, it's not what some DVD junkies are looking for, but it plays in most DVD players fine.

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