Take superdrive out to reduce weight?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lily69, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. lily69 macrumors regular

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    I went to Apple store yesterday. I want a new MBA badly. Only problem is the memory of current model is 2G only not expandable. The guy in the shop has no idea when new MBA will be released.
    I was looking at new 13" or 15" Macbook Pro, I like it, and wonder since I don't use DVD that much, is it possible to take the drive out and reduce weight a lot? Andyone knows?
     
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Your notebook wouldn't be balanced. It would feel weird.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Considering the external SuperDrive for the MBA weighs 320g, the internal drive might weigh half of that.
    Maybe 200g though, not really much of a gain. Unless you carry the MBP in your hand all the time, while the arm is extended.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB397G/A
     
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  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Time to start working out if you are that concerned about the weight:

    MBA 1.36 kg (3#)
    MBP 13" 2.0 kg (4.5#)
    MBP 15" 2.54 kg (5.6#)
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Why the concern on the weight? Curious is all.
    I would take the SD out for an optibay before I'd leave that area empty. Unless you plan to stash weed in it, then ok.
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

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    It's not balanced as it is and removing the optical drive would not make a noticeable difference.
     
  8. lily69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Gonna try :D

    Well, decided, 15" is only 0.5lb heavier than my old macbook.
     
  9. di1in macrumors regular

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    [Sorry about resurrection]

    And what happened? I'm considering the same thing.
     
  10. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

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    Since, I had my 2011 13" Macbook Pro Superdrive / Optical drive laying around why not... Here it is weighing in at a measly 127 grams. It's really light. It's not even worth removing to be honest with you. I did because I went the SSD / 750GB WD Black Scorpio route. Hope I was of some help :D

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