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Old 12-14-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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Can you recommend one (suitable to that laptop)? The ones on Amazon seem to have a lot of bad reports.
I haven't used any myself in a long time, but these all have decent enough reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics...=usb+dvd+drive

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electr...=usb+dvd+drive


http://www.amazon.com/Generic-Extern...=usb+dvd+drive

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-P...=usb+dvd+drive
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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Searching on "external USB DVD drive":

Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics Ultra-Slim Optical Drives SE-218GN/RSBD: Electronics

Good choice?
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:51 AM
 
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Looks fine. Samsung generally makes good products.
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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The problem with the Lenovo (and most new laps) is that I'm not seeing they have a CD slot on the side (not sure what you call that). I want the lap not just for school later but primarily, right now, to store and work with the Rosetta Stone language programs. And there are a lot of negative reports about downloading the programs, versus loading them with disks.

Are disks becoming completely outdated?
There's still a lot of options with CD Drives (Lenovo included). But, yes, CDs are a thing of the 80s and 90s.
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