Originally Posted by nikon133
Or, Apple could actually address the problem. Like in changing brand, or changing whole design.
Hmmm, eliminate the optical drive completely, and make room for an SSD for the OS & apps and second hard drive for data? Nice performance boost, and I would gladly pay for an external optical for use at home when I actually need it. Or access the drive on my Mac mini Server (while it works)
I don't propose this as the only solution, just offer two options, one with optical, one without and two drives (with various build options there too, 7200 & 5400, SSD and 7200, 5400 and huge 5400, etc). I would rather see two flavors of unibody, with no slot in the dual drive version. The SSD & 7200 option for a media or design profession seems ideal.
And change the battery management so that leaving a desktop replacement MBP plugged in all the time doesn't ruin the battery. Once the battery is fully charged and the magsafe is still plugged in all power should bypass the battery and power the machine directly, leaving the battery to take over only when the plug is pulled. And switch between integrated and dual graphics on the fly. Wait, now I am really digressing.