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this is just so you buy films from itunes instead of a high street shop.
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post #492 of 603
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this is just so you buy films from itunes instead of a high street shop.

Amazon, netflix and even YouTube let you buy/rent movies to stream/download.

If you don't want to stream/download then buy an external optical drive. Also have you seen size of the retina MacBook Pros, new iMac and Mac Mini? There is no space for internal optical drives.
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Amazon, netflix and even YouTube let you buy/rent movies to stream/download.
If you don't want to stream/download then buy an external optical drive. Also have you seen size of the retina MacBook Pros, new iMac and Mac Mini? There is no space for internal optical drives.


Why do they make them so thin? Nobody looks at a laptop and sais "I want it 3/4cm thinner, I'm not buying it". Especially not with a desktop computer.

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Why do they make them so thin? Nobody looks at a laptop and sais "I want it 3/4cm thinner, I'm not buying it". Especially not with a desktop computer.

Apple goes for looks over functionality. I thought OCN would have known this.
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Why do they make them so thin? Nobody looks at a laptop and sais "I want it 3/4cm thinner, I'm not buying it". Especially not with a desktop computer.
Show me an average person (one who doesn't know differences in processors, or a gamer, etc) who wouldn't see a lighter or skinnier pc and would rather have that? The new iMac looks downright gorgeous and people will buy it just because of that. Is it practical? No, because I wouldn't be able to service it myself without having to spends hours taking it apart. Same can be said about the TV sector. Why are they getting skinnier? Do people need ultrathin TVs? No, but it damn sure looks amazing though.


Better yet, Apple has been posting growths in the PC sector, unlike other companies. This means that they know what they're doing. Just because you or the needs of others on the forum require a drive, doesn't mean it's speaks for the entire population. Always take in consideration where you are drawing your sample from.
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Why do they make them so thin? Nobody looks at a laptop and sais "I want it 3/4cm thinner, I'm not buying it". Especially not with a desktop computer.

/Raise hand
After owning the new, thin Macbook Pro Retina, no way would I consider going back to the old thickness to gain an optical drive and ethernet port. Even on my desktop, the optical drive is almost totally unused, though I can see keeping it around for games.
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Why do they make them so thin? Nobody looks at a laptop and sais "I want it 3/4cm thinner, I'm not buying it". Especially not with a desktop computer.

/Raise hand
After owning the new, thin Macbook Pro Retina, no way would I consider going back to the old thickness to gain an optical drive and ethernet port. Even on my desktop, the optical drive is almost totally unused, though I can see keeping it around for games.

If Dell or HP did it most people here would be of the same opinion to you.
    
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Show me an average person (one who doesn't know differences in processors, or a gamer, etc) who wouldn't see a lighter or skinnier pc and would rather have that? The new iMac looks downright gorgeous and people will buy it just because of that. Is it practical? No, because I wouldn't be able to service it myself without having to spends hours taking it apart. Same can be said about the TV sector. Why are they getting skinnier? Do people need ultrathin TVs? No, but it damn sure looks amazing though.
Better yet, Apple has been posting growths in the PC sector, unlike other companies. This means that they know what they're doing. Just because you or the needs of others on the forum require a drive, doesn't mean it's speaks for the entire population. Always take in consideration where you are drawing your sample from.

I don't know about you guys but as much as I know people who do not know allot about technology tend to use an odd more than people who do know allot about technology. If I compare how much  older people who are not up on technology use it and people on OCN use it I would say my thesis is for most right. I'm not denying that odds are getting a bit old-fashioned but it seems to me that Apple knows that more people will download films mainly from itunes and they save a bit of money they don't have to spend on an odd.

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Apple has phased it's customers of optical drives over the last couple years. It will not give the normal apple customer pause to buy a computer without an optical drive. We don't load OS's via optical and most folks buy stuff on the MAS any way. My new CS 5.5 license from work was download and that was 4.4GB which is about as big as any single thing your going to install is. Optical dives are just not as important in the OSX world as they are in the windows world.
 
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I don't know about you guys but as much as I know people who do not know allot about technology tend to use an odd more than people who do know allot about technology. If I compare how much  older people who are not up on technology use it and people on OCN use it I would say my thesis is for most right. I'm not denying that odds are getting a bit old-fashioned but it seems to me that Apple knows that more people will download films mainly from itunes and they save a bit of money they don't have to spend on an odd.
I agree...kind of. Ask the general consumer if they need an optical drive. Once you get past the (the optical drive is where you put DVDs in) part, the majority of people will say no. By the way, this is my perspective from having over 100 users, I would say about 5 or so of them really need it and about 10-15 use it on occasion but they tend to use USB flash drives more. We even do software installations using networked drives and mounted ISOs. I'm just saying the average consumer would choose a thinner, lighter, more gorgeous product than one that has an optical drive.

This, however, doesn't make Apple right, nor does this mean they're not also trying to increase their profits and visibility of iTunes (for example, why buy a DVD when Customer A can purchase from iTunes). Either way, optical drives in portable computers seem to be on their way out, on desktops I don't see that happening yet. Except, of course, Apple.
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