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By: drluv22k

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 18:27:03 +0000

i fink the idea of a cd drive under a laptop is silly.... you will apply a lot of weight on your laptop while typing, the weight will put pressure on the drive while a cd or dvd is running e.g playing games or running programs. That is one of the main reason why odd are big and due able. apple just want to brake a lot of world records on there products. NO POINT!.



By: Darren

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 16:44:48 +0000

Wouldn't it make more sense to use the same design scheme, but instead of under the laptop, have it on the top side of the lid?



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By: pberrus

Thu, 01 Feb 2007 08:39:19 +0000

you're an idiot if you think this is a good idea. how ridiculous would it be to have to shut the lid and turn your freaking laptop upside-down just to put in a disc. i would argue that this is just another random apple idea that they've thrown out there and patented just in case. you should have seen all the would be options for the iphone that apple patented. or better yet, all the different prototypes of ipods that were thrown out there. this optical drive on bottom idea will never fly, never sell, never work. it's horrible. ...and i'm a huge apple fanboy.



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By: Amara » Blog Archive » Apple makes your MacBook thinner… By putting Optical Drive underneath

Sun, 28 Jan 2007 20:17:17 +0000

[...] Apple has an idea of how to make your ultraportable Mac Book much thinner and smaller. Let’s put the Optical Disc Drive on the bottom of the notebook. And it isn’t as stupid as it sounds.read more | digg story [...]



By: Matt

Sun, 28 Jan 2007 00:59:40 +0000

how about making the Apple TV and the Apple Airport Extreme into stackable devices - and include a disk drive and an optical drive in the stack so that your optical device becomes a network resource. and while you're at it allow the disk drive, optical drive and Apple TV to work together so that you can rip a copy of your favorite movie for repeat viewing - or burn a copy of the movie you just downloaded from iTunes and have the Apple TV use the USB drive for expansion space if needed. I like the under the keyboard idea - don't care much for the under belly idea - but even better would be a USB/FierWire/Wireless device.



By: Jonathan

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 17:11:19 +0000

It looks not very comfortable when using the optical device. Could be a big hassle when you actually have to flip your macbook trying to get access to your optical drive.



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Sat, 27 Jan 2007 05:02:39 +0000

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By: TightReviews.com » Blog Archive » Apple patents access system for bottom-loading optical drive

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 19:57:40 +0000

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By: Various and Sundry » Blog Archive » Friday Link Dump

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 19:26:39 +0000

[...] Will Apple start mounting the CD/DVD drive on the bottom of their laptops? [...]



By: tjpeople

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 16:56:59 +0000

Guess what its basically allready been done. Samsung X1 (which i own) has the drive on the top (much better than the bottom! this mean its really really thin. http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/840/0830notebookviewgs6.jpg



By: KSUMarine

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 16:10:53 +0000

Did anyone notice that the laptop in the patent is the Titanium PowerBook and not a MacBook? I'm not worried about Apple doing anything like this soon. It looks like an old patent to me.



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By: Tiberian

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 07:58:10 +0000

Worst. Idea. Ever.



By: Jonathan

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 07:47:48 +0000

It may sound crazy, but I don't really need an optical drive anymore. I never use it because I don't play games and I don't listen to music on cd's. USB sticks are the way to go. ;) cheers, jonathan



By: Sam

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 07:28:36 +0000

How about a little device you just wave over the disk to read/write it? Or perhaps Steve Jobs will include a tutorial on telekenesis for spinning the the disc? Perhaps he will use his power as the iPod god to make us forget this is impractical? Why does Apple always have to try the most asinine illogical things? Also, the optical drive being accessable by lifting the keyboard has been done already. I had one, pentium 90, 2x cdrom. Worked great until the lcd failed.



By: Scott Nolan

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 07:02:45 +0000

Better idea - take the optical drive out of the laptop entirely and simply plug it in via USB or Firewire or special port for optical drives. Less volume, less weight, one less mechanical thing to power (longer battery life). People who really need the optical carried with can drag the drive along, or buy the bigger laptop with the optical drive attached. People who only rarely and occasionally install new applications or rip music from CD can leave their bulky optical drives at home and carry less non-essential stuff. I so want an Apple sub-notebook.



By: Anonymous

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 06:33:04 +0000

Waist != waste



By: Nathan

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 06:25:59 +0000

I agree with mikey, put it under the keyboard. It is not a good idea to flip your notebook computer around when it is powered up. Think of those Gyroscopic hand balls. What happens when you twist your arm, they apply gyroscopic force. This happens to a hard drive as well. Test it out on an old damaged hard drive. Plug it into a computer to spin it up, once spun up. un plug it and while holding it rotate your hands in different directions, you can feel the gyroscopic force. Hard drives are already sensitive enough.



By: Alpha-D

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 04:56:26 +0000

It seems like a neat idea, but i'm sitting on my macbook right now, and quite frankly, the thickness is not really an issue right now. I just flipped over my macbook and imagined putting in a CD and it's not practical at all. Unless you could some how lean it on the back of the screen, you would have to hold the laptop upside down with one hand, and insert the cd with the other, including opening the cd case, taking the cd out, and opening the little door to put in the CD itself. All with one hand... A real pain. I'd much rather have my laptop a centimeter thicker then have to flip over my macbook when burning cds.



By: Apple optik sürücüyü de yeniden mi yaratıyor? - Mac Dünyası

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 04:53:35 +0000

[...] Unwired View isimli site, Apple’nin son patent başvurularından birisini yayımlamış. Patent, optik sürücünün dizüstü bilgisayardaki yeri ile ilgili enteresan bir açılım getiriyor. Malum, optik sürücü dizüstü bilgisayardaki en büyük boyutlu bileşenlerden biri. Çok fazla yer kaplıyor ve dizüstülerin incelmesi/hafiflemesi önündeki en büyük engel. [...]



By: double duh

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 04:35:16 +0000

Waists??? come on, did you not learn that in grade school?



By: duh

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 03:20:28 +0000

Ummm, comparing this craptastic design to the iPhone is offensive to the iPhone. This seems like a pretty half-assed solution. Optical drives are old and obsolete. Let's forget about finding more effecient ways of configuring cd drive placement and instead work on a REPLACEMENT.



By: xxdesmus

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 03:12:45 +0000

What a terrible idea. It would very annoying to have to flip over the laptop every time you wanted to put a cd in ... interesting idea, but not very practical.



By: Reid Young

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 02:59:23 +0000

Bowen: Wow, is it really worth getting so upset over? No one even knows if this is going to end up in the production models. I like my Macbook because I put it in my bag, and I'm ready to do anything -- the only other thing I could possibly *need* is the power cord.



By: Nick Morton

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 02:07:47 +0000

One way they could make the keyboard more sturdy is by using little contact points that the keyboard sits on rather than the plastic strip.



By: Bowen

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 01:17:35 +0000

This is so f**king stupid I can hardly believe it. If it's only used so rarely that putting it on the *bottom* of the laptop won't get in the way of using it, a frigging *optional*, *external* USB optical drive would be that much more unobtrusive, and a much bigger benefit the other 99% of the time, when you're *carrying* the silly thing around! Apple should just get rid of the internal optical drive entirely! It's about time.



By: Reid Young

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:52:35 +0000

The under-the-keyboard idea is a really interesting one, but I wonder if that would require much more expensive parts to accomodate the keyboard. But that got me thinking, and it sure would be interesting if it wasn't just the optical drive, but a whole host of things hidden under the keyboard. The entire keyboard might just lift up in the same manner that the laptop's lid opens up, and there you've got the optical drive, and...well, it sounded better in my head. But surely there are other things that could be placed there?



By: Phil F

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:44:32 +0000

all i can say is i can see almost everyone dropping the laptop once or twice when they are trying to figure out how to use this on the road, because no one that is going to be useing this laptop is going to be sitting at a desk when they are useing it. its is the stupidest idea i have ever seen come out of apple, besides naming their phone "iPhone" when they know that Cisco has the rights to the name.



By: Michael Z.

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:01:11 +0000

As long as there's spellchecking going on: waists → wastes.



By: Michael Z.

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 18:59:27 +0000

The patent applications are worth a look, especially the illustrations of alternate access doors: irises, sliders, and disappearing covers. Whatever Apple finally comes up with will be very slick. One wonders what other innovations the arrangement of the drive mechanism centred under the trackpad allows.



By: spellcheck

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 18:34:47 +0000

it's = it is its = belonging to it waists = multiple areas immediately above the hips



By: mikey

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 18:30:44 +0000

Good idea, but it's prety much the clamshell openning that sounds useful here. Why not a popup keyboard to give access to a center-mounted optical drive?



By: Timyjl

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 18:19:40 +0000

That design would get hammered in a students backpak



By: Sotto il laptop il drive campa...

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 18:13:12 +0000

[...] Unwired View ha scovato questo brevetto di Apple che descrive una posizione alternativa per l'installazione del drive ottico su un laptop.Con il drive posto nella parte inferiore del laptop, il risparmio in termini di spazio è evidente. [...]



By: gagman

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:44:50 +0000

Main issue I have at the moment is what will happen when preasure is applied to that think cover on the bottom protecting the cd. not all of use use our laptops on flat table tops.



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Thu, 25 Jan 2007 15:54:56 +0000

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