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!