The new iMac computers

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I have been looking at the new iMac computers. There doesn't appear to be a disk drive anywhere on them. You have to purchase a separate disk drive in order to load programs?

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Yes you have to buy an external drive unless you get the MacBook Pro which is the older model and has a disk drive
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Big-Ken wrote: Yes you have to buy an external drive unless you get the MacBook Pro which is the older model and has a disk drive

That is basically what I figured Ken. They have now brought out some speech recognition software which seems to work really well on the Mac computer. Since I absolutely need to speech recognition I am now in a position to think about getting a Mac computer which is what I have always wanted. Mind you, it probably won't be a few months before I actually take the plunge and get one. How much is an external disk drive? What I don't understand is why Apple make a computer that doesn't have a disk drive, surely that is one big risk.

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Actually, I can sort of see why they have done away with a disk drive. Apple are all about applications and downloading. I suspect that they don't actually want their users to make a video or music DVDs, they would prefer them to put the music onto an iPod. Also, when you buy software online nowadays, you can download nearly all of it so maybe there isn't the need for a DVD drive. Also, if you are moving over to Apple, none of the existing software that you used on the PC will work anyway, so you are actually starting from scratch.

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re:The new iMac computers

I have a mac book air - no disc drive



I have never needed a disk drive in over a year, Music / Apps ect all on-line. Its great machine and far better than windows IMO

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nice page on 30 years of MAC

www.apple.com/uk/30-years/

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re:The new iMac computers

Have you seen it in person yet Ben?? Its a piece of art especially with the cover removed

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I love apple have Mac book and now a 5s


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I got the 5s in gold cos I'm pimp yo


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