No DVD-RW - This still make you???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eezing, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. eezing macrumors 6502

    eezing

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    At work I have a late 2007 Mac mini. I go to burn a dvd and... oh wait, no DVD writing capabilities. Seriously, is that a joke?

    Intel core 2 Duo, Bluetooth, Wifi, Dvi out, remote control, and... CD-RW/DVD read only combo drive. Wow, that's a miss-match if I've ever seen one.

    Way to drop the ball on that one Apple.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    It was advertised as having a combo drive, so I don't see what the shock about it is.
     
  3. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

    eezing

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    I didn't buy it. Regardless, no computer, even at that time should have been shipped without a DVD-RW. Standard stuff.:)
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You could put in for an external DVD burner for the computer and see if the company that you work for will buy it.
     
  5. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

    eezing

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    Yea, that may be the only option.
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    My Mac Mini also doesn't have a DVD-RW drive, but because content is only going from physical to digital, it isn't a problem.
    DVD-RW drives really only became standard on low end computers very recently. Some low end computers still don't offer it as an option and can only read DVDs.
     
  7. t22design macrumors regular

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    Really?

    The Combo drive should of been retired way before it was. I hate the combo drive.
     
  8. MTI macrumors 65816

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    With the coming demise of all optical storage (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, Paisley-Ray) is this really going to matter? :D
     
  9. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    When I read the thread title, I thought it was Master Yoda posting.

    Then I read the first post and I quickly realized it wasn't Yoda. But O.P you dropped the ball, not Apple - you should have checked if the drive was a combo drive or super drive. :rolleyes:
     
  10. beg_ne macrumors 6502

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    Yes it was a joke, but why complain about it now? It's a two year old machine.

    Also apparently you haven't used the feature in the past two years either since you seem to just have found out about it now...
     
  11. Apollo21 macrumors member

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    Actually you dropped the ball. You should have read 3 posts instead of 1. :rolleyes:
     
  12. 300D macrumors 65816

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    It was a low-end computer. *Shock* something low end doesn't have all the features of a high end machine?!!?!?!? :eek:
     
  13. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    How many people actually burn DVD's? No one I know...
     
  14. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I've burnt literally hundreds of DVDs... So it would be very disadvantageous for me to have a Combo Drive.
     
  15. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    I burn no DVDs. So 50% of people need it and 50% don't.
     
  16. 300D macrumors 65816

    300D

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    And 39.4982% of all statistics are made up and don't reflect on reality.
     
  17. trendkiller macrumors member

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    I'm confused?! you bought a computer, knowing what features it had and now your complaining that it doesn't have a certain feature?!

    I'm pretty annoyed that my iphone doesn't have an espresso machine...way to go apple!!
     

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