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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:53 AM   #1
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Dual Layer Superdrive in MacBook Pros?

Do the MacBook Pro's have a Dual-Layer Superdrive (like the last generation of 15" and 17" Powerbooks)?

It doesn't say anything about DL on the website, so I'm assuming its just a standard superdrive...
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Old April 13th, 2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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Anyone? Anyone? Buehler.... Buehler....

Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 11:24 AM   #3
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It is not a dual layer, and is slower than the ones in the latest Powerbook G4s. They had to use a different drive to wedge it in to the slimmer enclosure. Some have said that they even disabled higher burning speeds to keep the heat and battery consumption down... they've done that before...
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Old April 13th, 2006, 03:21 PM   #4
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Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics.

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Old April 14th, 2006, 09:35 AM   #5
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bummer. thanks chris.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #6
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Haven't tried a DL yet, but I'll echo the slow comments. My MacBook writes content to DVD at about 4x I'd guess by the time it takes. But burning the lead-out data takes over 8 minutes! Too bad, I'm likin' most everything else about it...
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Old April 24th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #7
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They do now!!

As of today, April 24, the new 17" MacBook Pro contains a DL SuperDrive.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 09:48 AM   #8
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Nice. Comes with a hefty price tag, but I'm going to look into it.
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