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The slow death of the disc drive continues (next Xbox One may not have one)

Readers of a certain age probably amassed a significant collection of CDs, DVDs, and maybe even Blu-ray discs in the days before digital downloads largely took over (and vinyl made a somewhat comeback). These days you don’t see a lot of CD or DVD players at electronics stores. And it’s becoming more and more rare […]

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When was the last time you used an optical disc drive?

The Taiwanese rumor-mongers at DigiTimes are reporting that the next-generation MacBook Pro laptops may be thinner than ever. Apple is reportedly able to shave a few milometers off the MacBook case because the company has decided to abandon optical disc drives for its MacBook line. DigiTimes tends to get its information from the companies that supply Apple and […]

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Gateway EC14D thin, light, and DVD drive toting laptop now in stock

A few days ago we noted that the Gateway EC14D07u laptop was available for pre-order. Well, today it looks like at least one retailer has the laptop in stock. B&H is selling the Gateway EC14D for $629.99. This laptop’s claim to fame is the fact that while at first glance it looks like yet another […]

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Gateway EC14D mini-laptop with DVD drive up for pre-order

Remember that Gateway EC14D notebook that was announced earlier this year? You know, the one with the 11.6 inch display, Intel CULV processor, and built-in DVD burner? Yeah, you can go ahead and pre-order it now. Amazon is taking pre-orders for the laptop for $629.99 + free shipping. While that price makes the notebook a […]