external CD optical drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by FuuFuu, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. FuuFuu macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2008
    maybe this has been discussed on different threads, if yes then please give me the link.

    Why don't all macs just have external cd drives? Sure CDs are used to install a program, or import music into the laptop, but it never has to be used at all times. installing and importings from a CD only requires the drive to be there temporarily. videos games would be the only reason not to have an external drive but a macbook is not a video game dedicated laptop, nor is the mbp. If taking out the CD drive will decrease the weight of the laptop and possibly the height, i would definitely consider buying that laptop.
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    Because enough people still want them integrated, that's the answer.
    Not everyone rips their movies before watching them on the go, or wants to take along an external disc drive, I know I wouldn't. When I take my laptop along I don't want to have to think about if I should take the external drive with me or not because I *might* or *might not* be watching a movie or listening to a CD on my computer while I'm away at friends or out in nature.

    I'm sure enough people think like me, hence they still come built in. The only reason to leave one out in my opinion is ultra portability, and I'm sure that kind of clientelle isn't gonna get a MB or a MBP to start off with =P
  3. Deschain macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Needing an external drive just means i need to be tethered to my desk for certain tasks and that requirment really negates the purpose of a laptop.
  4. cMacSW macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2006
    I had a power book duo that had no disk drives, that was a pain, I'm happy the MBP has the drive I wouldn't want a laptop without one.
  5. skimboarder macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2007
    hey, my macbook internal disc drive is broken (and i cant get it replaced), could anyone recommend a good, slim, and inexpensive optical/super drive?


    does anyone kno if i can you the macbook external drive?

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