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I use a optical drive many times a day, same for when I was attending school

Hence it being a radical decision......... I rarely use optical media and I work between 3 locations on multiple machines. Not saying you are doing it wrong, but optical media isn't the future. Most people would react the same way you did, but Apple is betting that their target customer will have less and less need for an optical drive. Apple is pretty good at seeing those things, and that is one reason people like them and perceive them to have a higher value based on criteria OTHER than pure hardware spec.

edit - I shouldn't be so quick to say that with very large optical discs on the horizon, but cloud accessible data isn't going away any time soon. Maybe ever.
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Hence it being a radical redesign.........
Then in 5 years you'll be like "Oh man no one uses optical drives" and you'll still hate Apple.

Removing standardized parts isn't radical. Makes it look cheap.

Why should I use a external optical drive? For something ALL computers have.
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Removing standardized parts isn't radical. Makes it look cheap.
Why should I use a external optical drive? For something ALL computers have.

Removing standard parts would be the definition of radical.

rad·i·cal/ˈradikəl/
Adjective:
(esp. of change or action) Relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.

The point is not to use an optical drive at all. They are thin portable devices connected to the cloud. There are already solutions that exist to render most need of an optical drive moot. Almost everywhere I am, I can connect to a local server or remote server for files. I keep all my optical media digitally at home and mount them virtually.

Again, I hardly ever use optical and I deal with a multitude of videos and other data daily. Optical has uses obviously, but this is about removing it from a consumer device, looking to the future and implementing changes before the major shifts occur. If you think that is inconvenient, the device simply isn't aimed at you. I'd trade my optical for space and weight any day. I've literally used the superdrive on my Macbook Pro less than a dozen times in 4 years.
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post #194 of 228
I hardly ever use optical drives anymore..
I mean everyone uses USB flash drive / dropbox or external HDDs nowadays...
so I think getting rid of optical drive is a good choice..

I'm still waiting for Gen 2 Ultrabooks...
I hope they make an ultrabook that can outdo macbooks
Edited by DJ_Reason - 2/17/12 at 6:40am
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that is something for Apple. rather than busy suing other brand it is a lot better to show that they're product are really have they're own character.
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So when you have to reinstall your OS and wipe your drive, you have to buy Apple's iDrive. The $200.00 optical drive with an Apple logo on it.
    
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So when you have to reinstall your OS and wipe your drive, you have to buy Apple's iDrive. The $200.00 optical drive with an Apple logo on it.

Actually the Air downloads the installation from Apple's servers wirelessly and reinstalls the OS that way. thumb.gif
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Actually the Air downloads the installation from Apple's servers wirelessly and reinstalls the OS that way. thumb.gif

When you have internet access. When you don't, THATS when the iDrive will pounce!

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So when you have to reinstall your OS and wipe your drive, you have to buy Apple's iDrive. The $200.00 optical drive with an Apple logo on it.

Or keep your OS installation on a USB drive, which has numerous benefits over optical.

Lack of optical != lack of data access or storage.
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Or keep your OS installation on a USB drive, which has numerous benefits over optical.
Lack of optical != lack of data access or storage.

Maybe i'm just not ready to give up my optical drive. But here is my major issue.

Never once have I glanced at my laptop and said, 'hot dang, that optical drive is really getting in the way'.

I prob wouldn't say that because I don't ever use the phrase 'hot dang' but you get the picture.
    
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