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    MacBook Pro refresh with SSD, Light Peak & no DVD in April 2011?
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    MacBook Pro refresh with SSD, Light Peak & no DVD in April 2011?
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    I wouldn't really consider it a Pro if it didn't have a Superdrive. >_>"
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    I know the article said you may still choose to have an optical drive; however, I have mixed feeling about losing it. I really only use mine for movies, but I use it a lot for watching movies, while I'm doing other things in the forefront. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever purchased any software on disc for any of my Macs.

    A clean fast arrival of Light Peak is definitely welcome.

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    I could care less about losing the DVD drive on the machine itself, I rarely ever use it. I would love to see Apple offer an external lightpeak compat DVD or BR drive that you could purchase as an add-on.
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    I, too, could care less about the super drive, in fact, I just took mine out and swapped it with an SSD! Now it's more "pro" than ever!
    Though, it doesn't make sense to lose the optical drive, when they can replace the hd for an ssd. What's the real reason? 2 cheap ssd's instead of one big one? It has to be that their changing the shape(I'm thinking thinner?)

    Can't wait to see if they change the looks of them.

    "the new MacBook Pro will also apparently lose its optical drive, and gain a new version of Final Cut Pro that will also debut in April 2011"
    Does that mean it will come loaded with Final Cut Pro?? If so, THAT'S SWEET!
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    No, thanks!

    I use my optical drive for ripping and burning CDs very regularly. I make many 5 hour trips, and always want new music. Don't want to have to play with the ipod every time I want to change albums or tracks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetCosmicPope View Post
    No, thanks!

    I use my optical drive for ripping and burning CDs very regularly. I make many 5 hour trips, and always want new music. Don't want to have to play with the ipod every time I want to change albums or tracks.
    That's why I think it should be optional.

    I would rather have a lighter machine without the cost of the drive since I rarely ever need it. Other people probably have a need.

    But I would argue that optical media really belongs in a desktop machine, not in a portable in the long-term.
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    I do occasional disk burning of some Linux distributions, and occasional music. I haven't used my Mac mini since May of this year because my MacBook became my primary Mac computer. I'd rather have the disc drive built in to the computer rather than have to carry around an external model that requires two USB ports to work properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    I could care less about losing the DVD drive on the machine itself, I rarely ever use it. I would love to see Apple offer an external lightpeak compat DVD or BR drive that you could purchase as an add-on.
    That sounds like a great idea, losing the optical drive on a laptop and investing in a external option for the household. One might save money or come out even, depending on what options you'd exclude or include in place of the DVD drive from the next computer purchase. I think it's been a decade, since I've seen anyone in my family purchase software on a disc.

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    Did some of you guys even read the article? It clearly stated that the base model would come with a superdrive.
    Also, why do you need 2 usb's to be plugged in? Mine works fine on 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    Did some of you guys even read the article? It clearly stated that the base model would come with a superdrive.
    Also, why do you need 2 usb's to be plugged in? Mine works fine on 1.
    I have an LG external drive. It's a laptop-based pop out disc tray (non-motorized). It requires two USB ports- one to power it, one to retrieve/receive data from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H. View Post
    I have an LG external drive. It's a laptop-based pop out disc tray (non-motorized). It requires two USB ports- one to power it, one to retrieve/receive data from.
    ohh, gotchya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    Did some of you guys even read the article? It clearly stated that the base model would come with a superdrive.
    Also, why do you need 2 usb's to be plugged in? Mine works fine on 1.
    Of course this is all complete speculation, so we'll have to see what ends up happening when Apple announces the new models, whenever they do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H. View Post
    I have an LG external drive. It's a laptop-based pop out disc tray (non-motorized). It requires two USB ports- one to power it, one to retrieve/receive data from.
    If it was a lightpeak external drive, it wouldn't require more than one connection and it would be chainable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    If it was a lightpeak external drive, it wouldn't require more than one connection and it would be chainable.
    I realize that. And I wish it were to connect with something different.
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