MBP retina with DVD/BluRay drive?

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

  1. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502

    HereBeMonsters

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    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

    OllyW

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    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

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    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

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    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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