Why no DL drive in the MacBookPro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Temujin, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Temujin macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    I was just wondering why the MacBookPro wont ship with a DL drive. Are they giving up this technology?
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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    Cost cutting measures, so they can deliver a slower computer at a slightly lower high price.
     
  3. mdavey macrumors 6502a

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    No, its because they needed to use an ultraslim model (slimmer than the ones in the PPC laptops and in the Mac mini). No-one makes a DL version in that form-factor.
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Forget about DL, why does it burn at 4x instead of 8? Yikes.
     
  5. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that's a shame. It'll probably get the DL in the next revision. Or maybe blueray or HD-DVD :)
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    It's because DL blanks are so expensive, Apple decided it wouldn't be a good idea to release a product that depended on expensive third-party parts that nobody could get. Like Firewire 800.

    For example, on the new MacBook they also went with the new, higher performance ExpressCard/34 slot, instead of the old PCMCIA slot technology. The ExpressCard/34 is part of the current standard PCI-e architecture, and it depends on...

    expensive...

    third-party parts...

    that nobody...

    can...

    *Nevermind*


    ;)
     
  7. nutmac macrumors 68030

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    17-inch PowerBook G4 was 1" thick and has DL capability. I understand MB Pro is a hair thinner than 17-inch PB, but I think Apple could've spared a hair for DL.
     

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