Macbook with CD-RW drive for $1,099?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vnisarg, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. vnisarg macrumors newbie

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    I am considering buying my first Macbook. I was surprised to find out that the $1,099 version comes with a DVD/CD-RW drive. At this price point wouldn't you expect a DVD burner which is standard these days?

    Do you think they will upgrade this at Macworld?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It's not impossible, but they have a history of keeping DVD burners out of the lowest spec systems to prompt upgrades to the next level. I expect that to change eventually... maybe in a few weeks.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It does read DVD's, I wouldn't expect a DVD Burner until Combo drives are more expensive.
     
  4. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, its pretty annoying that you can't upgrade just the optical drive... but that's how Apple makes so much money.... Looks like you'll have to either spring for the high-end MB or just use an external DVD burner.
     

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