Will you take an external drive for more power or smaller/lighter hardware?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MVApple, Sep 24, 2008.

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Will you take an external drive in place of a more powerful and or lighter/smaller?

  1. Yes, but only if they make it more powerful.

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    6.3%
  2. Yes, but only if they make it lighter or smaller.

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  3. Yes, either being lighter/smaller or more powerful.

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  4. No, I need an internal optical drive.

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  1. MVApple macrumors 6502a

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  2. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I'm definitely here. I'd much rather have a bigger battery and at least the option for dual HDs than an optical drive I rarely use. Plus 45 W CPUs (cheaper and more powerful) would be good too.
     
  3. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not voting since I won't be getting MBP anyway, but I think they'll keep it in Pro until they decide to ditch optical drives completely, or at least from all laptops.
     
  4. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    Give it a bigger battery and making smaller and more rigid. The superdrive can be external. It could even be a nice brick about 2x the current external superdrive size and include: USB hub and a few ports, superdrive, ethernet all in one brick that wirelessly (WUSB?) connects back to the new MBP.
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  6. MVApple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Curious, what do you do that makes having the internal drive essential?
     
  7. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    I've had the same PB G4 for about 3.5 years and I have used the internal drive about a dozen times. It is a waste of space. If I want movies, music, etc. on my laptop I usually rip it on my desktop and then transfer. Hard drive space is so cheap and CD/DVDs are so slow that I can easily do without it. In fact, once there are updates I might just end up with an MBA, but I'll have to see what the new MBPs bring.
     
  8. Shownarou macrumors regular

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    No way, my 15" Macbook Pro is my only computer, and I use it for my DVD-Player. I also boot-camp Windows XP and play games quite often. Not to mention, there really aren't enough USB slots on the system as it is..
     

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