The Apple Core: More on the MacBook Pro SuperDrive

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Date: Friday, January 13th, 2006, 09:08
Category: The Apple Core

One of the most surprising things about the announcement of the the new MacBook Pro at Macworld Expo this week was Apple’s dropping the 8x burning double-layer SuperDrive in favor of an inferior 4x single-layer mechanism.
I was puzzled during his keynote address when Steve Jobs listed the specs of the new MacBook Pro with only a 4x SuperDrive, it was surely an error I thought. Why would Apple ship a 4x SuperDrive in a machine touted as so much faster than current PowerBooks? (The current PowerBook G4 ships with 8x SuperDrives.)
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


One of the most surprising things about the announcement of the the new MacBook Pro at Macworld Expo this week was Apple’s dropping the 8x burning double-layer SuperDrive in favor of an inferior 4x single-layer mechanism.
I was puzzled during his keynote address when Steve Jobs listed the specs of the new MacBook Pro with only a 4x SuperDrive, it was surely an error I thought. Why would Apple ship a 4x SuperDrive in a machine touted as so much faster than current PowerBooks? (The current PowerBook G4 ships with 8x SuperDrives.)
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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One Response to “The Apple Core: More on the MacBook Pro SuperDrive”

  1. According to some sources (http://www.hardmac.com/news/2006-01-12/#4994), no 8x burning double-layer SuperDrive because Apple can’t find a drive thin enough to fit in the new slim MacBook Pro case…