15" iMac with Superdrive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by pjkelnhofer, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. pjkelnhofer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2003
    This may be a dumb question, but when did apple stop offering the optical drive as BTO on the iMacs? I swear when I look a few months ago, you could order the 15" with a SuperDrive. Now it looks like I would have to get the 17" for $500 more when I don't really care about the extra monitor, faster video card, or fast processor.
    Am I crazy or are there even fewer BTO option than there were a few months ago?
  2. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    Well you should get an emac rather than an imac then...
  3. yoman macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2003
    In the Bowels of the Cosmos
    you could always buy an external DVD burner. However you wouldn't get the iDVD software or its support if you purchased it later.
  4. theipodgod16 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2003
    Berkeley, CA
    you're right. they dont make 15 inch superdrive imacs anymore. if you really don't care about screen width, get a 12 inch power book with a superdrive, and take it anywhere you go. (more portables = more public mac exposure) heh
  5. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    And the 12" PB has the same screen res as the 15" iMac!

    If you can, get the 17" iMac as it is much faster and does have the superdrive (and a much better screen).

    I agree that I think it is hurting Apple's iMac sales by not offering more options. For example, in the UK, we have the choice of the 15" combo for £999 or the 17" Superdrive for £1499 (or the 20" Superdrive for £1749).

    £1500 is a lot for a non-pro PC even if it does have a gorgeous 17" flat panel (you can upgrade to LCD on a Dell for about £150 and still the total cost will be about £700! Granted it's not comparable but...)

    They should upgrade the 15" to more options and lower the prices of the others a little to make them more competitive.

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