DVD drives for rMBP

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

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    On a bit of a budget, so can anyone recommend a good non-Apple DVD drive
    to go with a rMBP.

    Must be portable ( slimline & stylish :roll eyes: ) and not need an external power supply.

    Many thanks :):apple:
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    They're mostly a commodity, LG, Samsung, ASUS they're all good. Just go with a name you recognize.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    agreed if I was on a budget and really wanted a MBP I would of looked at 2011 used models that come with a superdrive

    that said the apple one sells for $79.99, thats only about $30-40 more than any half decent competitors unit
     
  5. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Spending money where it counts. Spending $80 on a not particularly good DVD drive is foolish even with unlimited funds.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    There's nothing wrong with asking for an inexpensive dvd writer after spending a lot of money on the rMBP. In fact it makes no sense to pay 80 bucks for a usb optical drive that apple charges.
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    your right but those people are not on a "budget" they are just smart shoppers
     
  8. gcrr macrumors regular

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    It sucks that the SuperDrive doesn't support Blu-Ray.
     
  9. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    Oxymoron....no?
     
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