Double Layer in new Powerbooks?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 12, 2005
Brighton, MI
I suspect that the new Powerbooks (whenever they come) will include a processor jump, but I was wondering if anyone thought that a double layer DVD drive would also be an option. I look and I see that most high end PC notebooks already have them, so isn't it time for Apple to include them as well?


macrumors 6502a
Feb 27, 2005
Northern California
They probably will be included, but IMO it doesn't really matter. I have yet to use mine, as discs are about $4 a piece, therefore it's much more economical to just buy 2 DVDs. At this point it just doesn't seem to matter, as once these discs become affordable, then the speeds of dual layer drives will be much higher.


macrumors 68030
Dec 26, 2002
Albuquerque, NM
Duff-Man says...yeah, I suspect that dbl-layer is in the cards for one of the forthcoming updates...but as said, just because it sounds good, not because of any mass need for it or practicality. On the other hand...perhaps they may hold off and just add it in when the first Intel Powerbooks are released in order to make a bigger splash - and by that time the dbl layer media may be more reasonably priced for that oiption to make a real difference...oh yeah!


macrumors 68000
Jan 6, 2004
I think Apple will put a double layer DVD burner in their next revision of the PB's. And when the Intel Macs come out, Apple will put Blu-ray DVD burners in them... afterall, this is the year of High Def video, right? ;)