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No DVD drive in new iMac ???

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  • ajophoto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to babowa)

    babowa, I think you made a good choice. expect there will be some issues with these new machines and from what i have read on the interweb, they are already having manufacturing issues with the new fancy screens.

     

    Unfortunately I needed to upgrade about a month or so ago and so I chose to wait and that was probably a mistake, as now it looks like there is a big delay for these new iMacs anyway.

     

    Still it is good to know that the current version of the iMac can handle Mountain Goat.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to ajophoto)

    I must have had an epiphany  ....... although, the lack of a DVD drive is less important to me than being able to run SL when needed. I've never put much faith in these super slim laptop style vertically installed drives where any media can shift by 1/1000th of an inch and mostly use an external FW burner which I've had for several years. The internal comes in handy occasionally when I need to copy one of my homemade DVDs to a blank DVD using both burners or an install disk.

     

    Check the Apple store refurb section - inventory changes every 10 minutes or so and there can be some real finds occasionally. They've got two 2011 27" i5's right now.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,455 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:56 AM (in response to babowa)

    Carry on like this, babowa, and you'll be favourite for the refurb Sales Director's position.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to seventy one)

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to grandfield)

    Buy a 59¢ DVD burner and when that goes south burners will be 49¢. BTW, the DVD format is a crappy format, and low tech.

  • Fred Jorge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 1:25 PM (in response to David M Brewer)

    David, You just keep spewing the same rediculous arguement. Tell us what is out there that has better playback quality than DVD/BluRay, what should people that don't want to store on the cloud do, also what is there for people that want to own a physical movie. By the way, How many hard drives should I buy to store my 250 movies, and should I back them up? Your reasonalble answers awaiting.

  • pipogoro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 10:15 AM (in response to David M Brewer)

    David M Brewer Denver, CO

     

    Buy a 59¢ DVD burner and when that goes south burners will be 49¢. BTW, the DVD format is a crappy format, and low tech.

     

    Ja!! Just like the one button mouse!!!! Ja!!! But we had it for 22 years!!!!

    Check!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Mighty_Mouse

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to pipogoro)

    The Apple mouse (formerly named the Mighty Mouse) is the only one used here, along with CDs and DVDs. David's out to lunch, but he doesn't care.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to pipogoro)

    Ja!! Just like the one button mouse!!!! Ja!!! But we had it for 22 years!!!!

     

    Und warum nicht?

     

    Before making fun of people who prefer one thing over another, you might want to check if - besides the fact that they simply prefer it - there is a physical or medical reason that they are unable to use anything but that particular mouse or other device. Intolerance is not exactly a desirable trait - just as you are entitled to your opinion, others are entitled to theirs.

  • Fred Jorge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to babowa)

     

    Und warum nicht?

     

    Before making fun of people who prefer one thing over another, you might want to check if - besides the fact that they simply prefer it - there is a physical or medical reason that they are unable to use anything but that particular mouse or other device. Intolerance is not exactly a desirable trait - just as you are entitled to your opinion, others are entitled to theirs.

    The issue that has been lost is that Apple refuses to support an optical drive when there are still millions of people using them. Being one of those millions that needs one and owns an older iMac looking to upgrade,it makes one very unhappy with a once loved company that has a certain agenda. That is not a physical or medical condition.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to Fred Jorge)

    That is not a physical or medical condition.

     

    No, it's not - it is simply a personal preference which you (and anyone else) is entitled to. I was trying to address the fact that people are making fun of others for wanting (or needing) things that these people think is not necessary. As I said, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

     

    Apple will do what it will do - each one of us has to adjust to it in our own way - I took care of my way when I purchased the iMac earlier this year (plus I have an external burner anyway).

  • pipogoro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 4:42 PM (in response to babowa)

    Und warum nicht?

     

    Before making fun of people who prefer one thing over another, you might want to check if - besides the fact that they simply prefer it - there is a physical or medical reason that they are unable to use anything but that particular mouse or other device. Intolerance is not exactly a desirable trait - just as you are entitled to your opinion, others are entitled to theirs.

     

     

    That is not a physical or medical condition.

     

    No, it's not - it is simply a personal preference which you (and anyone else) is entitled to. I was trying to address the fact that people are making fun of others for wanting (or needing) things that these people think is not necessary. As I said, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

     

    Apple will do what it will do - each one of us has to adjust to it in our own way - I took care of my way when I purchased the iMac earlier this year (plus I have an external burner anyway).

     

    If you have a medical condition I’m sorry that you have it… But I’m not sorry for what I said. It was a joke and a joke remains.

    Why not????? SS style?? It’s not my style!!!!

    Why not before making such a fuzz about a mouse desing you don’t remember the round mouse designed by apple? It had only one button and you couldn’t hold it with both hands…. They even made it optical afterwards!!!!! Don’t think they left it on one button just to help the guys that couldn’t use anything else…

    What it’s low tech for some it’s high tech for others. The other day I gave away an old DVD player that I don’t use. The guy was fascinated!!! Of course I forgot the remote and he wanted to kill me, but then I found it and everything was Ok again!!!!

    And as you said I think countless times, I value that you bought a wonderful iMac early this year refurbished and everything. Your opinion is valuable, your choice is valuable, but trying to keep the peace on this one it’s just not gona cut it…. I need that machine and been waiting for it and it’s not what I expected at all… But it’s till on my price range and on the kind of power I need… Just a crappy DVD solution…

    Be mad at me or not that’s your choice too….

    Cheers

  • Jackrussell dog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 4:46 PM (in response to Ian R. Brown)

    I like that very much I still have a 2008 iMac with leopard and a overprice mack book 2008 with leopard the white plastic one. I never use it I do a lot of astronomy photographing and I have a web cam for planets but guess what it only works on windows not a mac. I don't want to get the new operating system and I am going back to PC a mac is a PC. Apple is all over price and you right about the cd DVD burner I still use mine and I don't use I tunes I still prefer records vnyal I love them as its the oreganal recordings. A friend of mine has a toshibal laptop and I really want one. Are you plesed with yours. Kind regards Martin Allen   

  • Jackrussell dog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 4:52 PM (in response to Ian R. Brown)

    That's why I hate apple

  • Fred Jorge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 4:52 PM (in response to babowa)

    babowa wrote:

     

    Apple will do what it will do - each one of us has to adjust to it in our own way - I took care of my way when I purchased the iMac earlier this year (plus I have an external burner anyway).

    Agree, but they have to realize that they may alienate customers and that some decisions will cost them, this might be one of them.

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