MacBook Air Unboxing Photos and Wireless Booting

The first unboxing photos for the MacBook Air come from what appears to be a remote Macworld Expo presentation in Japan. The pictures show that they received their demonstration MacBook Air in the retail packaging.

When Apple introduced the MacBook Air, they detailed a new feature called “Remote Disc” which makes up for the lack of a standard optical drive in the MacBook Air. Remote Disc allows the MacBook Air to wirelessly use a PC or Mac optical drive as if it were its own. Included with this functionality is the ability for the MacBook Air to wirelessly boot off of a Remote Disc shared drive. This means that if your MacBook Air requires an emergency boot or fresh reinstall, it can be done without the $99 external SuperDrive.

https://www.macrumors.com/2008/01/21/macbook-air-unboxing-photos-and-wireless-booting/

I think laptops without an optical drive will become the norm from here on out.