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I can say from experience, the entire physics and math department at my university has macs.I think he put it wrong, but he has a point that the educated often have macs. They are normally wealthy, are always on their computer, and they need a *nix variant (all science is done on *nix). It makes sense to have a mac for them, plus they are shiny as hell.
But for each scientist with a mac it seems to me like there are five or ten teenage girls who just bought them to be cool... Not trying to start an argument it just seemed to me like the original comment was purely inflammatory.
    
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"I still use my DVD Drive"

Apple: "That's ok, we're taking it out to make it lighter, if you still need it, pay another $100 for the external, portable SUPERDRIVE"


Basically, they're just forcing what they want. This is exactly why I buy PCs. I want my damn options.
If you dont want it, then you wont have to, its not like apple have a gun to your head.
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Anyone who uses Linux live CDs and the like frequently needs an optical drive, so the MacBook could drop it and none of its users would care
 
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5 years ago when internet was slower and digital downloads were not as available, I would understand the need of an optical drive when out and about. However, I think we are well past that age.

I don't own a laptop, but this makes a lot of sense to me of just doing your optical stuff once you are home.
Just because you are past that age doesn't mean everyone else is. I only have a 1.5 Mbps connection at home. Also, I rather not waste the time to rip and convert DVDs when I can simply insert the disc.

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I still think it's funny how many laptops have that massive VGA port on the side.
VGA is still the most common connector for projectors. Recently, my bio professor couldn't display his powerpoint presentation because he forgot to bring his adapter for his Mac to the lecture hall. If that was my laptop, I would be able to just plug the cable right in.

I like having options and making choices, not having choices made for me. That's why my laptop has a VGA port, optical drive, 5 in 1 card reader, USB 3 port, numpad, ethernet, etc.
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I'm quite happy with my 2007 macbook. 2.2GHz core2duo, 160GB X25-M, 4GB DDR2, DVD burner.

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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.
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this, no one use disks anymore.
I WORE OUT my original superdrive. the focus mechanism failed. I work with optical media a lot - more than I would like to, honestly.

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Ha, winter is best time for sweaty balls...
That's Schweddy Balls. I thought everyone knew that.

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Basically, they're just forcing what they want. This is exactly why I buy PCs. I want my damn options.
Apple has made a business out of telling the consumer what they want. They seem to be doing just fine on that front.

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Who says I don't want that "massive" vga port? Oh apple that's right...
My mini-DVI connector seems to get the job done, as do the miniDP on the newer ones.

What if your projector has DVI-D, and all you have to offer is VGA and a full size displayport? What uses that? You can make that argument for anything.

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That's actually Android apparently after seeing the amount of people on OCN who are afraid/don't know how to root an iPhone. Mac users are on the average far more intelligent and more likely to have a degree. Something about being successful and having money.
Uhm, OK, sure.
 
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Found this concept from a member off MR. Here's to hoping

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My sister was originally going to buy a MacBook pro, but then I found her a Toshiba laptop with twice the HDD space, 1" larger screen size, 20% faster CPU, same RAM, with a larger resolution - for 43% less the price of the MacBook Pro. It has great build quality and the battery life is pretty decent, she loves it.

Sorry Apple fans but I've used both MacBook Pros extensively and my sisters Toshiba - the Toshiba feels nicer to use (keyboard, touchpad, etc). That's just my opinion though.
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Found this concept from a member off MR. Here's to hoping
I would say that consumers would be too confused between this and the Mac Air. They should keep the ODD for the next year at least, there are quite a few good uses for it still and if you don't like it, then get a next gen Mac Air.
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Not impressed. Toshiba Portege only weighs 3.2 pounds, 1" thick with an i5-2410M, DVD-burner, 13.3" screen etc. Apple is about 2 years behind on product design, but that doesn't stop followers from spending $1200+ on them.

Not to mention the Vaio S, Thinkpad T420s(14" laptop with 1600x900 screen and weighs 4 pounds, only 1" thick), etc.
Except Apple's Unibody came out in 2008 where as your Portege was introduced in 2010 and the Vaio S earlier this year and next year the Macbook line is expecting a re-design. You were saying?
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I would say that consumers would be too confused between this and the Mac Air. They should keep the ODD for the next year at least, there are quite a few good uses for it still and if you don't like it, then get a next gen Mac Air.
I too would like the space for I am planning to run a 120gb SSD alongside a 1TB HD. But, that concept is freaking gorgeous.
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