The only remaining Apple computer with a Superdrive built in is the 13" MacBook Pro. They took away the 15" w/ Superdrive. I know many people who use the superdrive too much to rely on an external. What about those people who put a second HDD in the Superdrive bay? There goes potential to add more storage later. I think it was a bad move to take away the Superdrive in almost every computer. Some people need the extra GPU power of the 15" but need a superdrive, and don't want to buy a refurb. Even the Mac Pro has it taken away. With that, they went from 1 Optical drive (G3-G5), to two (Intel Pro). Now, there's nothing. What happened? And the cord for the external is too short to have the Mac Pro hidden somewhere and still have a superdrive at easy access, so Apple should maybe make an extension. Remember the one from the wired keyboard?