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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rellimie, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. rellimie macrumors member

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    I'm not a fan of a MacBook Pro without an optical drive. So what do you think the odds are that an internal one is not an option in the next revision? If its high I may buy one now.
     
  2. SayMilesAway macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty confident it will have an optical drive..
     
  3. nicklad macrumors 6502

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    I would guess that it will not actually based on Apple's history. What do you need one for?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Consider that apple is eliminating boxed software from their stores, their OS - Lion is disk-less, and they already have a model without the optical drive. The odds are high that we'll not see an optical drive in the next revision of the MBP imo
     
  5. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    I think there will be one. They might make a model without it but they won't take it away completely.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 601

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    i'd SO rather have a small external one, for the rare times i need it.

    hopefully, will happen soon (it WILL happen eventually).
    the reward? smaller, lighter mbps... :cool:
     
  7. Heebeejeebies macrumors regular

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    I have a feeling they won't remove it completely... It may be an external option, or even an internal optical drive with an option to replace it with another hard drive, but the world is not ready to be rid of optical drives just yet.
     
  8. SayMilesAway macrumors regular

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    This
     
  9. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Some people say FireWire is obsolete, but it's still there, isn't it?
    Some people say Ethernet is obsolete, but it's still there, isn't it?
    Some people say the ODD is obsolete, but it's still there, isn't it?
     
  10. praetorx macrumors regular

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    Even if they replace it there's always external USB drives on the market ;)
    Besides, the mac's internal optical drive is very noisy - I for one prefer to use a USB drive.
     
  11. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    This is half-correct. FW800 is still there, but FW400 is really only used if you have a DV/HDV camcorder.

    Interesting, I haven't heard this.

    Apple says it's obsolete, so wait a few years for the rest of the world to catch on. ;) Personally, I think it's nearing the end of its life, but not obsolete yet.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    First time I heard somebody state that Ethernet is obsolete. I don't think apple or any other tech company ever went that far.
     
  13. praetorx macrumors regular

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    And when you think 40Gb and 100Gbps Ethernet are in the works, Ethernet is here to stay for a looong time.
     

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