why the MBP cant get much thinner..

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  1. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    two words

    HARD DRIVE

    unless you want a 1.8" like the air has
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

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  3. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

    squeeks

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    this is true, but you could prolly squish an optical drive down further than a harddrive, at least for now, in the furture sure anything is possible there just arent any on the horizon (harddrives that is that will fit smaller)
     
  4. tip macrumors 6502

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    It's already thin if you compare to similar laptops in size. It won't get any thinner.

    Plus Apple wants to tout the thinness of the Air for some time longer.
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Also Ethernet… Firewire ports… Optical drives… Battery…

    Apple can be very good at skimming off that last 1mm, but at the end of the day they have to work with what is available.

    Besides, the perpetual quest to be thinner has some serious disadvantages.

    Edit: I am slooow.
     
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  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    DisplayPort or HDMI helps a bit.

    Still, 1.8" drives are still tall.
     
  8. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i 100% agree, but tell it to this guy
     
  9. bigandy macrumors G3

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    yeah, 5mm is huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge :rolleyes:
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Ask the Macbook Air. It is.
     

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