No SuperDrive in Powerbooks for awhile?

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by monkeydo_jb, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2002
    Columbia, MO
    Read this article and weep.

    Sounds like it may be awhile for superdrives in powerbooks....

  2. moby1 macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2002
    Sunny San Diego
    Maybe an external DVD-R would be better...

    Have you seen the SONY laptop with DVD-R? It looks like it swallowed a brick!

    An external solution with some Apple style would allow owners of older PB's to use DVD-R. This'd generate some sames for Apple @ $400 a pop even while system sales are sluggish.

  3. MacAztec macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Not really man.

    All he said is that Apple's PowerBook has a slot loading, so it wouldnt work. I think Apple will be moving to a tray though....
  4. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    Re: No SuperDrive in Powerbooks for awhile?

    Well, I'm not weeping, considering that Pioneer has already showed off, in public, laptop sized slot load dvd burners (think about it, who else uses them). Obviously Jozwiak would say he doesn't know when powerbooks with superdrives will come out (as opposed to him knowing which would mean he would have to tell us, which means he's spilling company secrets which means that Steve would fire him the next morning). It's really quite simple.
  5. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2002
    Of SuperDrives and Sonys

    My brother has an interesting description for a computer that can't burn disks properly: "Coaster Maker".

    I have never made a Coaster on my PowerBook, and an external DVD burner is a cheap addon. Most other Portable Computer Manufacturers have PBs envy. Rendevous with that
  6. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    This article doesnt mean at all that Apple couldnt use a DVDR, all it says is that they wuold have to change to a tray, no big deal there really.

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