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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Tablet with a DVD/cd drive



It would be great to have a tablet with a DVD/cd drive

I have my iPad which in almost everything makes me very happy, but something that makes me miss the laptop is the DVD drive. It would be great if one of the big brands made that, the DVD/cd drive built in, sure there is the digital store but wouldn't it be amazing if you didn't need a computer to watch your DVDs alone and one bothering you with the volume and things like that. That's the only way I'd leave apple. I only used my laptop for surfing the net, chat and watching DVDs, so my iPad covers almost everything except the DVD thing. Sure I can download a film from iTunes or watch it in Netflix but still the DVD is necessary.

I guess the closer to having a DVD on your tablet is getting the surface by Microsoft which has USB port because all the others don't. I've been thinkig  about getting the surface for a laptop replacement but I've read many reviews that say the volume is too low when it comes to watch your movies.


As fop the HP tablets I guess the only ones which exist are the convertible laptops, it's really a Shame that the tablets don't come with it integrated because it would make cooler than they already are. My iPad is very practical, the Internet runs fast , it doesn't take ours to turn it on and the battery last almost the whole day, I feel to buy a laptop just for that small detail because I know I wouldn't use that much.

CDs not but DVDs yes. In Mexico the digital catalogs are not that great so we still like to buy some DVDs.

Kindle Paperwhite, Paperwhite Display, High Resolution, High Contrast, Built-in Light, Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G

Kindle Paperwhite, Paperwhite Display, High Resolution, High Contrast, Built-in Light, Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G


What your looking for is an actual tablet, and they're not even close to being new. Unfortunately most of what we have to deal with now are these slates being sold as tablets. I used to have a tablet, about 10 years ago. It was rugged as hell, had a dvd/cd drive, speakers, wi-fi, bluetooth, an upgradable harddrive, card readers, a touch screen, and ran windows (not windows mobile). I think Hewlett Packard might make some good ones.


I was so excited leading up the first iPad, thinking it was going to be a refinement of those, but then it was just what it is. At the moment, your best bet is to get one with a USB port and plug in an external DVD drive. Or, plan ahead, and rip DVDs to mkv (or iso disc image, or just a VIDEO_TS folder) and save them on a thumb drive or USB hard drive or uSD card. (MakeMKV (currently completely free), DVDFab (demo mode will copy the whole disc or main movie, but won't convert or shrink))

Tablets could stand to be made thicker and heavier if that meant we could enjoy features like user-replaceable batteries and SSDs, and maybe a multi-purpose bay that could hold a DVD/Blu-ray drive, second battery or a regular SATA laptop drive.

Sure. I'm still waiting for an online company to offer a full catalog of LPCM music titles. In the meantime, buying and ripping CD to FLAC is still the best way to get top quality music. And since I still have a hundred or so blank DVD-R discs sitting around, that's still the easiest way to make boot media. I also still have plenty of (too many actually) customers who want to get a DVD of the video that I shoot. I'd rather just burn a DVD than have to deal with that dumb, blank stare that I get when I suggest that they take the high definition material that I shot. When it comes to tablets though, there's really no need for physical discs. My ASUS tablet will recognize my portable DVD drive, but it's more trouble than it's worth to set up that old dinosaur. Much easier to copy the file(s) to a SD card or thumb drive. Or just play it direct from one of my DLNA servers if I'm at home.


People still use DVDs and CDs? I do! Screw that digital crap. I once bought something on my Xbox and then I tried to watch it later, and it told me my 'digital rights' were expired and I could no longer watch it. SCREW. THAT.

People still use DVDs and CDs? DVDS? Somewhat. there's Blu-ray these days. CDs? YES. forget Digital. iTunes charges as much as the actual CD and the m4a files they use and mp3 files other digital retailers use are incapable of being the same quality as an actual CD


Incapable of being the same quality as a cd? Not true at all. A music cd is basically computer data. You can have "cd quality" in a digital format. It just depends on the quality of the conversion.

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