Which? Convo: Earlier this week, Apple announced an update to its ultra-small desktop computing, the Mac mini. It was a fairly minor refresh except for one thing – Apple has removed the DVD drive.
i love my DVD drive, so in the universe thread where i would buy a desktop/laptop (id never buy an apple product in any universe thread) i wouldn't get it with out 1 its a scheme to take us off using DVDs.
The only thing I've really used my disk drive for is basically burning a few cd's here and there, and that's about it. On a desktop I would definitely stick with a disc drive, though. But I rarely would ever care for it on a laptop. That's not to say I'm anti-physical media (I actually am a pretty big fan of Blu-ray given the quality), but my uses of physical media tend to be in the living room with my home theater.
Ive missed my disk drives you know how many headaches that i had because of no drive. Fixing peoples computers with out a disk drive when they do something stupid like delete their mbr or infinite boots or some other problems that require a disk repair... its horrible to keep my life easy I might just overcharge some sap and buy a usb disk drive.
My netbook has no disc tray, and I've never missed it. Also, the DVD tray on my Xbox 360 busted, but I can still play downloaded games, view Netflix, and more. Disc formats will be dead for the mass market in 5 years.
I would fail college if I didn't have a DVD drive. Way too many class required programs I have to install...
There are other ways to download/install programs. USB, ethernet, etc.
how the hell are you supposed to rip your cds then? oh wait, you're supposed to rebuy everything on itunes. i forgot this was apple we're talking about.
QUOTE OF THE YEAR! - Sorry for caps lol.
No, actually you can do the "Borrow" cd drive of a pc or mac for cd installs for programs that can only be got on disc.
Absolutely not. My fun depends on it.
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