Every now and again we see a new patent from Apple that shows us a different way to do things…and this one is very interesting. As you can see from the illustration (click on it for a better view), the idea behind this is to put the Optical Disk Drive on the bottom of a notebook computer to decrease the computer’s over-all size.
This come from a report from Unwired View:
From the article:
The drive itself is a pretty bulky thing. With all the necessary EMI shielding and structural integrity elements it gets even bigger. It is the biggest component of ultraportable laptop apart from LCD and keyboard. And it wastes even more space because it has to be mounted along one side edge of the computer, usually in that precious space in front of the keyboard where a lot of other goodies might be stuffed in. Right? Right?
Not necessarily. Apple thinks that it has found a much better place to put the Optical Disc Drive: at the bottom of the MacBook
Is this a good idea? eh…I’m not sold on it. What do you think?