Can we please remove the CDROM already? Just imagine the advantages of no CDROM in the MBP: Across the board: Expand the size of the battery so it sits edge to edge. That's a 30% increase in battery capacity Increase the size of the fans so you get way better silent cooling Ability to put better hardware due to the cooling Ability to stuff a SLEW of connectors (HDMI, Firewire800, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 etc) on the other side of the case. 13inch: Easily fit in a core i7 + the cooling required for it. 15inch: Increase battery life upto 13 hours - a true laptop Decrease heat by using much larger fans so you can actually use it on your lap - a true laptop Ability to stuff in a blade of SSD AND a HDD 17 Inch Not a lot of need to remove CDROM in this as there is already enough room for a lot of things.