Torn :(

rellimie

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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.
 

maflynn

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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
 

fisherking

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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:
 

Heebeejeebies

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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.
 

Prodo123

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Some people say FireWire is obsolete, but it's still there, isn't it?
Some people say Ethernet is obsolete, but it's still there, isn't it?
Some people say the ODD is obsolete, but it's still there, isn't it?
 

praetorx

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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.
 

iThinkergoiMac

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Some people say FireWire is obsolete, but it's still there, isn't it?
This is half-correct. FW800 is still there, but FW400 is really only used if you have a DV/HDV camcorder.

Some people say Ethernet is obsolete, but it's still there, isn't it?
Interesting, I haven't heard this.

Some people say the ODD is obsolete, but it's still there, isn't it?
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.
 

praetorx

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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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