Wait. What?? No optical drive on 17" models?

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Wait. What?? No optical drive on 17" models?
Jun 14, 2012

Am I correct that the new MBP laptop will not have an optical disc drive? If this is true WTF is apple thinking? I am a professional photographer who travels a lot. I frequently burn DVD's while traveling for clients/delivery of projects.

I enjoy the 17" screen while traveling but now looking ahead this isn't a violable option? If this is correct the 17" should NOT be in the pro lineup. DVD/CD delivery is still the norm for delivering projects to commercial clients, weddings, etc., etc. REALLY makes me wonder the logic here.

I was ready for an upgrade but the last thing I want to deal with is to have to pack an external drive. I"m sometimes away from my desktop computer for months. I'd rather have an extra .25" to carry around v.s. an entire other device in the bad.

Beyond lame apple. I hope I'm just not seeing the whole picture here.

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