Sign Up / Log In

Does MacBook Air Have A CD Drive?


I'm considering getting a MacBook Air, but don't understand how people survive without a DVD Drive to install programs and stuff. Does it have one?
- Asked by Jack L. October 9th, 2010


The MacBook Air does not have a CD or DVD drive. The MacBook Air is designed to be as thin and as light as possible. However, there are a couple of workarounds if you really need a CD or DVD drive.

First, you can use Apple's Remote Disc option to install programs. It works by letting you use another Mac or PC's CD or DVD drive to remotely install software on your MacBook Air. The data is transferred wirelessly.

You can also purchase Apple's MacBook Air SuperDrive. It's an external drive that hooks up to your MacBook Air and functions just as a CD and DVD drive does.