Optical Drives

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CT88
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Optical Drives

Post by CT88 » June 16th, 2012, 11:48 pm

I thougt MacBook Pros had optical drives, have they now disappeared from the new models such as the Retinas ?
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Re: Optical Drives

Post by rabbitjetta » June 22nd, 2012, 10:58 am

They are only gone from the retina pros as of now.
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Re: Optical Drives

Post by Turboladdade » June 22nd, 2012, 12:50 pm

You can always get the (very thin) Apple USB optical drive, or any other third party drive. Really though I can't even think of one single time I've used an optical drive on my current MacBook since I bought it last year. I don't miss it.
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Re: Optical Drives

Post by kriegvision » June 29th, 2012, 11:49 am

Add me to the list of people who hardly ever uses their optical drive. I haven't purchase software on disc in ages, and while it's nice to have an optical drive in my 2007-vintage MacBook Pro, if I didn't have it I wouldn't be lost without it.
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Re: Optical Drives

Post by chipperz » July 24th, 2012, 12:42 pm

I think there are still some out there who need an optical drive either for older software or to view DVDs. Unless you have a MBA, don't buy the Mac Super Drive external unit as it only works with the MBA. Get one from Iomega or LaCie.
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Re: Optical Drives

Post by CT88 » July 24th, 2012, 1:40 pm

chipperz wrote:I think there are still some out there who need an optical drive either for older software or to view DVDs. Unless you have a MBA, don't buy the Mac Super Drive external unit as it only works with the MBA. Get one from Iomega or LaCie.
Sorry "MBA" stands for ?
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Re: Optical Drives

Post by Turboladdade » July 24th, 2012, 1:51 pm

CT88 wrote:Sorry "MBA" stands for ?
MacBook Air
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Re: Optical Drives

Post by CT88 » July 24th, 2012, 2:00 pm

Thanks. But doesn't the Mac Superdrive also work with the Mac Book Retinas, this seems very illogical for Apple ?
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Re: Optical Drives

Post by Turboladdade » July 24th, 2012, 2:11 pm

CT88 wrote:Thanks. But doesn't the Mac Superdrive also work with the Mac Book Retinas, this seems very illogical for Apple ?
These are the current listed requirements for the Apple USB SuperDrive:

System Requirements
  • MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • MacBook Air computer
  • Mac mini computer
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