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Panasonic still makes 2 pound laptops with optical disc drives (for Japanese market)

If you want a laptop with a DVD or Blu-ray drive in the United States, you’re probably going to have to look for a model with a big screen and a thick and heavy chassis. Most companies making ultraportable PCs sacrificed optical disc drives for thin-and-light designs years ago. But if you happen to be […]

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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’s DVD drive-equipped thin and light laptop hits Canada

Gateway’s EC14D series notebook has an 11.6 inch display and Intel CULV processor — which does absolutely nothing to set it apart from a dozen similar models from Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. But here’s one thing that does set it apart: This laptop has a built in DVD burner. The Gateway EC14D07U went […]

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E-NC10 from China is a thin, light, and DVD-drive equipped ultraportable

The E-NC10 is a Chinese netbook that bears a slight resemblance to the Samsung NC10. But only slight. While the Samsung NC10 has a 10 inch display and chromed edges, the E-NC10 is a larger model with an 11.6 inch display and plastic where the Samsung netbook’s chrome is located. But the E-NC10 has a […]

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Gateway’s 11.6 inch notebook with DVD drive handled in Italy

The Gateway EC14D is an 11.6 inch thin and light laptop with an Intel CULV processor. There’s nothing too surprising there. Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell (which are all really the same company) have more than a half dozen similar models between them. What sets the EC14D apart from the crowd is the fact that […]

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Onkyo nettop features NVIDIA IOn, removable DVD drive

It takes a lot to distinguish your netbook or nettop from the competition these days. After all, they all seem to be about the same size and have similar specs. But the Onkyo P305A3 does stand out from the crowd a bit thanks to one interesting feature: an optional DVD drive that can be attached […]