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Is apple going to say they came up with the idea *looks at netbooks*
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post #102 of 124
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Originally Posted by 8ight;14369940 
We don't need to stick movies on SSDs. I was thinking more along the lines of cheap proprietary flash-drive like devices.

Oh right tongue.gif I personally don't know anyone who uses CDs or floppy disks anymore. (btw I was thinking more of games than movies to be stored on a HDD because I am a gamer that is why I went for a 7200rpm drive over SSD.)
    
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Originally Posted by linkin93;14351221 
What about these things called games, operating systems and movies?

Games on a Mac? Steam.
OS? I bet Apple provides online updates to the latest OS.
Movies? Netflix.
    
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Originally Posted by Brutuz;14370274 
Games on a Mac? Steam.
OS? I bet Apple provides online updates to the latest OS.
Movies? Netflix.

You will need an extremely fast broadband connection to stream a movie that is in 1080p (if you can even stream off Netflix I don't know because I don't use it) or you will have to download and it will take forever, with movies it is always better to get the physical media, for now anyway.
    
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Originally Posted by andrews2547;14370305 
You will need an extremely fast broadband connection to stream a movie that is in 1080p (if you can even stream off Netflix I don't know because I don't use it) or you will have to download and it will take forever, with movies it is always better to get the physical media, for now anyway.

Not to mention Netflix 1080i movies look like crap compared to blu-ray, and you also can't stream any new releases.
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Originally Posted by linkin93;14351221 
What about these things called games, operating systems and movies?

Don't worry, it's only Macs. The communist computers that give you no choice:P
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Mac's are obscenely over priced anyways... they must have thought "here we will get rid of the DVD drives so we can rape our customers a little more" For the hardware you get, it is far from bang for ur buck.
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Originally Posted by andrews2547;14370305 
You will need an extremely fast broadband connection to stream a movie that is in 1080p (if you can even stream off Netflix I don't know because I don't use it) or you will have to download and it will take forever, with movies it is always better to get the physical media, for now anyway.

And you'll need a BR drive to have any chance of 1080p, which Apple don't have.

That said, I haven't used my DVD drive in a long time.
    
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DVDs are (sort of) old anyway.

And optical media isn't going anywhere, we'll still use them for a long time.
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Originally Posted by Brutuz;14370914 
And you'll need a BR drive to have any chance of 1080p, which Apple don't have.

That said, I haven't used my DVD drive in a long time.
OSX Lion has BR support?
Why don't they add a BR drive instead?
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