2011 Mac Mini w/ MacBook Air Superdrive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jlin615, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. jlin615 macrumors regular

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    For those of you who's connecting a MacBook Air Superdrive to the 2011 Mac Mini. Can you post some pictures of the setup? I'm curious to see how it matches together.
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    I'm also interested in this. I'll still probably get one, but would love to see how they look together.
     
  3. soloer macrumors 6502a

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    I am at work so can't post a picture right now, but I will tell you it doesn't look fantastic if you stack the superdrive on top of the mini. The superdrive is smaller, so it looks strange, not to mention it covers up the nice :apple:
     
  4. Sdevante macrumors 6502

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    This.

    I keep mine tucked away in a drawer and only hook it up when I intend to use it. Whether sitting on top or sitting beside the Mini, it just doesn't have a cohesive look imo.
     
  5. jlin615 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I'm wondering about, how it would look since the Air Superdrive isn't designed to match up with the Mac Mini design.

    Let's see some pictures!
     
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    two shots
     

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  7. jlin615 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you!

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    I agree, it does not look that great stacked. I may too bring it out only when I need it.
     
  8. JS3 macrumors regular

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    lol wow its tiny. I thought it would be the same size. I guess its meant to be portable.
     
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I've got one and it's currently sitting on top of my Mini. As others have said it doesn't look good like that as it's a different size. Speaking of size it's probably slightly larger then a CD/DVD case. It's also slot loading.
     
  10. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    you can stack it under the mini when you are not using it, but it needs to be on top when you use it.
     
  11. crumpler macrumors member

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    Mine's tucked away most of the time too, unless i'm ripping dvds with handbrake.

    Apple is right in moving away from optical media IMHO.
     
  12. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    It looks pretty awkward with the difference in size...
     
  13. jlin615 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I too only use optical drive 3-4 nowadays. But feel kind of awkward having a computer without a optical drive built-in since all the computers (~10) I've had they all have at least one. Apple is right though.
     

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