DL SD in 15" and 17" MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jb84, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. jb84 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    There's been a lot of speculation about DL drives fitting into the 15" MBP, with people questioning why a 15" can't have a DL drive, while the 17" (which is the same thickness) can. The 15" and the 17" are the same thickness, but that doesn't mean there is the same amount of room inside each, and doesn't mean that the 15" has the additional space that a DL drive requires.

    Look at the keyboard placement on the 15" -- because the keyboard is recessed into the case, it intrudes on where the DL drive would have to go.

    That's why the disc slot is about halfway up the front of the casing on the 15", but is at the top of the casing on the 17".

    explanatory image (go ms paint):
  2. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    Also the trackpad is over the SD on the 15".

    Guess Im stuck with 4x. Sigh.
  3. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    Well explained jb84 :) Great diagrams as well! Hopefully this will clear up the queries people will no-doubt have about the 17" MBP
  4. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2005
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    very nicely done jb. Hopefully this thread will answer this question once and for all (though I doubt it!).

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