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Would you buy a PC without a DVD drive?

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.

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fatstarr4648d ago

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.

snoop_dizzle4647d ago (Edited 4647d ago )

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.

fatstarr4647d ago

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.

tplarkin74647d ago

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.

Shackdaddy8364647d ago

I would fail college if I didn't have a DVD drive. Way too many class required programs I have to install...

tplarkin74647d ago

There are other ways to download/install programs. USB, ethernet, etc.

hazelamy4647d ago

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.

fatstarr4647d ago (Edited 4647d ago )

QUOTE OF THE YEAR!
- Sorry for caps lol.

Cogan14647d ago

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.

Crazay4638d ago

Absolutely not. My fun depends on it.

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15 Tips & Settings to Get the Most Out of Vision Pro

Vision Pro is here and it’s a surprisingly capable device. Apple has also loaded the headset with a ton of options and features that aren’t obvious at first glance.

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Why the Apple Ring could be the missing piece of Apple's ecosystem

Ringing the changes: All the news, rumors, and tips you missed last week.

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iPad Pro Dreams Come True with Jaw-Dropping Leaks

Apple is anticipated to announce the new OLED iPad Pro this spring. Although there has been considerable speculation about the product, it’s always reassuring when Apple officially confirms certain features through upcoming software updates.

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sonicwrecks44d ago

I've fixed the images on some of these past submissions of yours. Please in the future make sure the image isn't broken on submission.( I always found it best to download/upload it to be honest. )