MBP retina with DVD/BluRay drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HereBeMonsters, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2012
    Fareham, UK
    I've been looking at getting a MacBook Pro to replace my Powerbook G4. I can still do just about everything on the G4, but it is slow and heavy, and the screen resolution is just not good enough for a lot of things now.

    I really like the idea of the epic screen res on the Retina MBPs, but I also really want an optical drive so I can rip and burn CDs and watch DVDs and BluRays on the road. Did Apple make a model that had both? I'd rather avoid an external drive if possible. It's part of the reason I love my G4 still - can still watch DVDs on it just fine!
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    The retina MBP has never had an optical drive, the only current option is the non-retina 13" 2.5GHz MBP but it's getting a bit long in the tooth.
  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    Apple (and many WinDoze computer manufacturers) are heading away from including optical drives. That's the reality.

    You're only option is to purchase an external drive.
  4. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Or deal with an older computer. You can probably get one at a very good price that will be better than your powerbook.

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