Rumor: Apple Will Refresh the MacBook Pro This Month

5

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

EndlessCT9A

My current two computers - a ThinkPad X201 and an Apple MBA - do not have an optical drive. I have an external DVD-ROM drive that I use if the need arises, but needless to say, I can't even remember the last time I used it. I would rather save weight and have a more compact footprint on a device than burden it with unnecessary accoutrements.

avatar

arbessjosh

Whatever you do, don't take away the disc drive! Apple has to realize that most people actually use the disc drive on a daily basis.

avatar

Geoduck

I gotta say the last time I used the disc drive was when I installed Snow Leopard. Everything since then has been over the network. I've even been pondering the MCE upgrade to replace the disc drive with a second HD.

avatar

Adrian Hoppel

Thanks for the comment, arbessjosh. Haven't heard anything yet about killing off the optical drive on the MacBook Pro yet, but it does seem to be on the endangered species list, doesn't it? Personally, I actually almost never use it, and I can't say that I would honestly miss it, especially if removing that component improved the design or performance of the MacBook. I guess we shall see!

-Adrian

avatar

DanielSw

I agree with you, Adrian. I very rarely use the disk drive.

Log in to Mac|Life directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.