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    What are the chance of the new MBP lacking a super drive?
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    Question What are the chance of the new MBP lacking a super drive?
    Hello,
    This thread is specifically for speculation over the lack of a super drive as other threads seem to digress into other matters over liquid metal etc.
    All i want to know is if you think the late 2011 or early 2012 model of the mac book pro will lack a super drive due to the dwindling usage of disks by many people.

    Thank you for any comments in advance.
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    What are the chance of the new MBP lacking a super drive?
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    I think that Apple already has this product...the MacBook Air (which I believe you already own).

    As far as speculation (MacBook/MacBook Pro with no Superdrive)...where do you think the price of gold will be in 2012? Who knows?

    I think that at this point it would be a bit redundant to have a MacBook & MacBook Air without a Superdrive (same form-factor). Although the MacBook Air would have more "style" unless a MacBook without a Superdrive would be redesigned.

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    What are the chance of the new MBP lacking a super drive?
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    Thanks for the input!
    I've passed my Mac book air onto a family member as the weight didn't bother me and she travels more. It was for insight then a hard edged answer as i'm aware that apple have a habit of doing as they please when they please. I'm just hoping they replace it with a second hard drive bay really so i don't have to void my warranty

    With regards to the price of gold its probably easier to predict then apple due to its stability even through recession These guys normally get it near enough to the exact figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshNathan View Post

    With regards to the price of gold its probably easier to predict then apple due to its stability even through recession These guys normally get it near enough to the exact figure.
    Gold may be easier to predict...but whether Apple or gold...who really knows.

    The question about no superdrive in a MacBook/MacBook Pro may not even be the direction Apple is thinking of going at all. Maybe Apple is thinking something completely different.

    As far as the 2nd hard drive...what do you need a 2nd internal HD for? I bet with proper "housekeeping" you don't even need half the storage space of your current HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshNathan View Post
    Thanks for the input!
    I've passed my Mac book air onto a family member as the weight didn't bother me and she travels more. It was for insight then a hard edged answer as i'm aware that apple have a habit of doing as they please when they please. I'm just hoping they replace it with a second hard drive bay really so i don't have to void my warranty
    If apple decides to get rid of the optical drive I dont see them putting a second hdd bay in it. This is "too complicated" for most of apples target market. They don't want to be looking around on two different drives for things.

    I would love to see the optical drive be taken out except that I would probobly take away our ability to put 2 HDDs in it.

    Also putting a HDD in the place of the optical drive doesnt void the warranty. Just put it back together correctly before bringing it in.

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    What are the chance of the new MBP lacking a super drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thurstmw View Post
    If apple decides to get rid of the optical drive I dont see them putting a second hdd bay in it. This is "too complicated" for most of apples target market. They don't want to be looking around on two different drives for things.

    I would love to see the optical drive be taken out except that I would probobly take away our ability to put 2 HDDs in it.

    Also putting a HDD in the place of the optical drive doesnt void the warranty. Just put it back together correctly before bringing it in.
    Thanks, for the input the reason i ask is i'm going to be getting my MBP in september and im weight up the pros and cons of maybe waiting for a new release as september is close the cycle date.

    BTW, does replacing the main hard drive void my warranty if its a 3rd party ssd? again if i wasn't to put it back when returning it.
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    Nope, the replacement procedure is published in the owners manual.. so it's kosher.. it will mean, however, that just like RAM replacement.. the HDD would no longer be covered. Which is fair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshNathan View Post
    Thanks, for the input the reason i ask is i'm going to be getting my MBP in september and im weight up the pros and cons of maybe waiting for a new release as september is close the cycle date.
    If I had to guess, especially since the MBPs were just updated, you won't see a MBP update in September, except maybe a slight speed bump.

    Any major revision of the MBP wont happen until 2012, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    Any major revision of the MBP wont happen until 2012, IMHO.
    hopefully with Ivy Bridge.
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    I hope the Superdrive will still be an option since I like ripping my music to lossless
    and the fact every provider in Houston now has caps so big downloads may become things of the past.

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