What The Hell No Usb On Mba Superdrive!!!

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Do you want a MBA USB SUPER DRIVE ???

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    lewisozz

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    Why the hell did apple not put USB Ports on the MBA Supersdrive.When you lokk at the superdrive i am sure they could have fitted a couple of USB PORTS on the side or the back. Save us carrying around a chunky USB Hub !!!!! So a 3 pound laptop is now a 5 pound laptop with the superdrive,usb hub,ethernet adaptor and other !!!!!!! WHY APPLE WHY ???? ANY SUGGESTIANS ???
     

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    ctt1wbw

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    Maybe the hardware devs at Apple should have asked everyone on these forums.
     
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    tdhurst

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    wow...

    Then they would have had to build a hub into the drive, possible increasing its size and weight.

    My god, if you don't like it, why did you even buy it?

    And isn't the whole point of a MBA to NOT have to carry around the external dvd drive? If you really need constant access, perhaps a MB would have been a better option.

    I use my 12" powerbook extensively, and it's rare that I use the optical drive for anything, making the MBA look more attractive by the day.
     
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    lewisozz

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    I have got LOTS of DVDS

    I USE IT FOR UNI SO I NEED CD/DVD DRIVE. UNLIKE STEVE JOBS I STILL WATCH DVS BECAUSE ITUNES IN THE UK DONT SELL OR RENT MOVIES:mad:
     
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    LOL

    I love posts like this.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    So why did you buy a laptop that doesn't suit your needs when you could have purchased one that did for $700 less?
     
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    NC MacGuy

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    I watch movies all the time, don't rent/buy from iTunes and don't use a drive. Use your other Mac, Handbrake and USB Flash.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Why would you buy the MBA and the external drive if it didn't meet your needs? My "suggestion" is to return it and get a machine that works for you. It doesn't make sense to buy a machine where the specs, pros and cons are listed everywhere, then come and whine in a forum that the super drive don't include a powered USB hub.

    Do your homework before you use your credit card.
     
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    tdhurst

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    yeah...

    I'm going to agree with most of the other posters here...sounds like a Macbook would have been a helluva lot better option. It's not like the MBA specs were hidden until you purchased it, they were widely available.

    Methinks you bought it because you thought it to be cool, rather than for any logical reason.

    And for a student, a MBA seems like quite a luxury item, as it would only be really useful to someone traveling a ton.
     
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    lewisozz

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    The Mba Is For Me

    THE MBA is for me because i dont need the processing power of the MBP and firewire or ethernet and the mb is very heavy and very unportable.all i need is a portable 3pound laptop for safari and gmail and itunes MACBOOK AIR IS THE BEST
     
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    I'm going to have to agree with everyone else and say return it and get a MacBook if it doesn't meet your needs.

    Although I have to ask--do you have a TV? A cheap DVD player costs $30. I'm in university and that's how I watch movies... Being in university doesn't = need to watch movies on a computer. Although if you planned on using it as your primary medium for watching movies and don't have another computer...an MBA wasn't the smartest choice. But I'm guessing you have some other reasons, too.

    In either case, return it and get a MacBook if you're that unsatisfied.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    Dude - Calm down. It sounds like a MacBook would have been a better choice for you. Complaining in these forums won't get you your USB hub on your superdrive.

    Just enjoy the MBA for what it is and don't complain about what it's not. You bought it, live with your decision.
     
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    There is this little thing called research. Why did you buy it expecting a USB port when neither Apple's site nor any review site claim that there was one on it? Don't blame apple, blame your self for not doing research.
     
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    saltyzoo

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    Problem solved

    You may send your note of thanks on the notes line of a check written out to me.
     
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    someguy

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    Sounds like you have a real problem here. Have you tried enabling Spell Checking?
     
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    tdhurst

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    Dude, now you're not even making sense.

    Since when is the 5.2 lb Macbook "unportable"? Does that mean my 4.6 lb 12" powerbook is "unportable" as well? Should I stop carrying it around?

    if you're so enamored about it, quit complaining.
     
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    Does that thing output enough power? I'm not sure how a powered USB hub works but I know the MBA USB port has a higher electrical output than the standard USB port. That's why the SuperDrive only works with MBA's. Would this USB hub output the same amount of power as the MBA's USB port? Or would it only output the same amount of power as a regular USB port?
     
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    lewisozz

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    Thanks

    kk guys thanks for u comments i will enjoy the MBA and hope for mba super usb drive !!!! and movies coming to the uk store !!!! and appleretailguy the MBA is the only ultraportable apple makes the other are just portable. anyway it more about the weight !!!
     
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    saltyzoo

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    If the SuperDrive doesn't have it's own power (I thought it would), then you would need to get the version of hub that has the power adapter.
     
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    lewisozz

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    Thanks your check for £15.66 is on it way !!!!
     
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    dahcheet

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    Well, the same question applies to those USB hubs. Will they output the same amount of power the MBA's USB port does? If not then the SuperDrive is pretty much a port hog when you need it. :(
     
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    lewisozz

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    Ahh good thought

    The MBA is the only ultraportable apple makes the other are just portable. anyway it more about the weight !!!
     
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    ingenious

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    if it's perfect for you, then why are you complaining to us? return it and get the MacBook... it's better suited to your needs.
     
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    tdhurst

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    Hmmm

    Could someone please explain the difference between ultraportable and portable? And maybe how these differences would stack up if you were, say, carrying a laptop around all day?
     
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