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Yeah, the fastest actual download speed I get is around 3MB/s, when my optical drive gets around 11MB/s. That's one reason why I went with a physical copy of BF3. Didn't really want to download it all day. Also I've started to use Blu-rays for data backups to empty off my storage drives when HDD prices went up. Would rather pay $17 for 500GB worth of BD-R than $80 for a HDD. I for one will probably still keep an ODD in my desktop for quite some time.

On the other hand, I can't remember the last time I used the ODD in my MacBook. I wouldn't mind getting rid of that in my laptop and just get an external ODD or just share the one off my desktop when I'm at home. Would save a bit on battery power too. The thing about the Apple one is that it only requires 1 USB port to work as the Air and Mini have higher output USB ports, where many other ones, especially Blu-ray ones, require 2 USB ports or an external power brick. I haven't seen any USB 3.0 ones yet, which I assume would only need 1 port for data and power (correct me if I'm wrong.) I'm still tossed up about it being removed for the next MBPs but if it means a tad bit thinner, (not MBA thin) a bigger battery and better cooling and hardware specs, I'm all for it.

I have one of these Atlantic disc storage units that hold 80 discs in a small footprint. Works well for me instead of CD cases or something like that, that risks scratching them.
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* Whoops, seemed I didn't finish what I was typing!
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The cloud sucks. Who wants to not actually own any of the stuff they've "purchased." This is why online media (games, books, etc) sucks. For example, I don't own my copy of starcraft II, I'm simply licensed to use it.

Ironically, piracy actually gives you greater ownership than purchase, which is incredibly dumb. Honestly, I can't believe this type of licensing is considered legal.
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The cloud sucks. Who wants to not actually own any of the stuff they've "purchased." This is why online media (games, books, etc) sucks. For example, I don't own my copy of starcraft II, I'm simply licensed to use it.
Ironically, piracy actually gives you greater ownership than purchase, which is incredibly dumb. Honestly, I can't believe this type of licensing is considered legal.

You are right, and I agree - but cloud capabilities range far and beyond digital media sales and IP rights. Too many people are thinking of cloud computing as a game/movie/music DRM. It has a lot of other implications, and DRM isn't going anywhere cloud or no cloud.
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^Apple already ditched discrete graphics with the 2011 MBP 13 (kind of sad - the Nvidia 320M in their 2010 models was faster). Apple isn't even trying with their MBP 13, there are lots of thinner, lighter 13" laptops with 35W i5's/i7's with as good or better cooling. I'd guess maybe Apple drops thickness by 0.2" and weight by 0.5-1 pounds, and it's an instant hit for everyone who thinks its soooo much more portable.

I have a cf-29 and a cf-30 tough book, they have a lunch box handle, very portable and extremly easy to carry, and very literally, they are the exact OPPOSITE of the design apple produces.
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I'm curious how they plan to "radically" change from what they have?

Making something thinner is not a radical change IMO.
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I'll stick to the ultrabook and my desktop. Oh wait.........
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Well it's better than any of the Acer and Asus garbage.

Acer sure, but ASUS? Really? I would say you are being sarcastic, but you added acer to the front.
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Thanks for letting us know the price you paid, otherwise we wouldn't know how rich you are.
I remember one guy buying MBP for this daughter by taking a loan, cause he couldn't afford it otherwise.
I threw up in my mouth.
The whole Apple products line is built around people who don't have a lot of money and want to pretend that they are rich, imho. I personally don't know a single millionaire who owns an Apple product. not that I know a lot of them but still.

I know quite a few, who bought macs. Most of them are the wives of millionaires and they have to have it because it is pretty (and they think they are photographers.)

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You also need to consider how many they sell too. If Apple only sells 400 000 products and has 17% failures, that is quite bad considering the lower volume...their should be more attention to detail. If HP sells 2 500 000, 25% isn't all that bad. HP's tend to have some of the best cooling I find. Their harddrives on the other hand is their prime reason of failure.

A percentage is the same no matter how many you ship. 17% of 400,000 = 17 machines have issues out of 100. 25% means 25 out of a hundred have issues. Which is also 1 in 4...

I see you are saying that because they sell fewer they "aren't having to push as hard to get the same number out the door, and therefore should have better quality control" but that isn't how manufacturing works. I would assume that just means HP uses more factories to be able to produce the their numbers. Where as Apple uses less to produce theirs. So you could assume it evens out. except that HP has more faults, at least from that report.
     
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To be honest, I like the current MBP more than the upcoming lineup. I'm not a fan of the MacBook Air anyways, so that probably has something to do with it.
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To be honest, I like the current MBP more than the upcoming lineup. I'm not a fan of the MacBook Air anyways, so that probably has something to do with it.

I agree with you. There's nothing physically wrong with the current lineup. If they are removing the optical drive, I can understand doing a redesign for that, but I don't want something as thin as a MBA as there's no heat dissipation in it to hold the mobile quad-core processors in a 15" and 17" size. Shave off about 3/16 an inch, lose a small amount of weight and I'll be fine with that. As long as they utilize the space that the ODD took up for something like a SSD blade or spreading the chip layout out for heat dissipation or something along the lines of that, I'll be fine with it.
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You are right, and I agree - but cloud capabilities range far and beyond digital media sales and IP rights. Too many people are thinking of cloud computing as a game/movie/music DRM. It has a lot of other implications, and DRM isn't going anywhere cloud or no cloud.

Sure, but in the past drm meant submitting a code to verify you purchased the game. Now, it's gone beyond drm-now you no longer own the game at all, but are simply licensed to use it.

That's the difference between drm and the cloud, and why I hate the cloud.
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