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While Intel is obsessed with pushing their Ultrabooks into the market to attack Apple's MacBook Air, Apple is working on producing a thinner MacBook Pro for road warriors who need the convenience of an optical drive. Apple's latest invention describes how they propose to minimize the mechanics of an optical disk drive so as to produce a thinner MacBook Pro design in the future.
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Definitely looking forward to their next major redesign
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post #2 of 87
I thought that they were gonna get rid of the optical drive for the new macbook. I guess not.
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this, no one use disks anymore.
    
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isn't the air the thinner mac book?
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I thought that they were gonna get rid of the optical drive for the new macbook. I guess not.
Same thought here. It would be much easier to remove it and we don't use the drive anymore really. Total usage is like 4 times in 1 year.
 
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I thought that they were gonna get rid of the optical drive for the new macbook. I guess not.
This would make sense since I'm pretty sure they sold Lion on a flash drive.
    
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Same thought here. It would be much easier to remove it and we don't use the drive anymore really. Total usage is like 4 times in 1 year.
I haven't used my drive for much except burning dvds... even then I don't do it that often anymore. I probably used my drive less than 10 times. No disc drive, pretty much easiest way to get slimmer, but I guess I can understand for those that still want it.
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Good thing they're keeping the optical drive. I use mine regularly. I don't see why they need to make the Macbook Pro thinner, current models are thin enough.
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Good thing they're keeping the optical drive. I use mine regularly. I don't see why they need to make the Macbook Pro thinner, current models are thin enough.
This on both accounts.
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