But that doesn’t mean there isn't a demand for optical drives or the CDs or DVDs that are used in them.That’s why external optical drives have been a popular peripheral for many Mac users.
Apple was unable to ship a 68040-equipped Power Book until the Power Book 500 series in 1994.
The original Power Book 100, 140, and 170 were replaced by the 145 (updated to the 145B in 1993), 160, and 180 in 1992.
However, unlike the Macintosh Portable, which was essentially a battery-powered desktop in weight and size, the light colors and decorative recessed lines did not seem appropriate for the scaled-down designs.
In addition to adopting the darker grey colour scheme which co-ordinated with the official corporate look, they also adopted a raised series of ridges mimicking the indented lines on the desktops.
The Power Book 100, however, did not sell well until Apple dropped the price substantially.
The 100 series Power Books were intended to tie into the rest of the Apple desktop products utilizing the corporate Snow White design language incorporated into all product designs since 1986.In the early days of Microsoft Windows, many notebooks came with a clip on trackball that fit on the edge of the keyboard molding.As usage of DOS gave way to the graphical user interface, the Power Book's arrangement became the standard layout all future notebook computers would follow.The last models were the 2012 Mac Pro, which could actually accommodate multiple optical drives, and the mid-year 2012 non-Retina 15-inch Mac Book Pro.Apple first removed the optical drive in the 2008 Mac Book Air, but as of the end of 2013, when the Mac Pro was replaced with the newer model, all optical drives are gone from the Mac lineup, at least as built-in options.The 7 Most Common Ways to Eject a CD or DVDIf the external optical drive still won’t eject the disk, try shutting down your Mac, and then using the drive's eject button.