Netbook with a DVD player?

I really like the idea of a netbook but would also like to play DVDs. Why can't you get one with a player? Is it just me or isn't that a big drawback? Anyone know of a netbook with a DVD player?


I have a netbook [AsusEEEpc[XP,160G] ] and use a slim DVD reader/writer for installing programs etc. But for my travels I was interested in playing films on it without humping loads of DVD's around , so opted to ripping them and converting them to Divx .They can be carried arround on a pendrive/external drive or even a SD card and the picture quality is very good .Just an option for you .

A built in optical drive would add bulk/weight to it plus draw a fair bit of power from the battery thus alll in al defeating the whole point of netbooks. As Ricko has said divx & portable memory are the way to go.

Bought my misses a Samsung NC10 brill netbook, but would require portable drive etc for DVDeeeeee

Original Poster

Cheers all. Probably right it's all down to the play off between bulk, battery life and the DVD. Perhaps an external DVD then...or the DIVx route..I will ponder a bit!:thumbsup:

yeah if you got a nice hd, liek some of them with 160gb drives i would recomend the riping option, some nice free riping software out there, convert it to a nice divx, around 700mb - 1gb in size each at a decent quality, but you could prob get it down a bit by picking a smaler resolution, as full screen isnt that large on a netbook resolution wise.

Saves bulk, carrying around dvds, all good! even my mums happy

Would't a Netbook with a DVD player built in just make it a notebook

Netbook -> Notebook -> Laptop
Good things for each of them but I would not like to see DVD drives in Netbooks
I love my netbook best thing i have bought in ages, and I have a 360 HD-DVD drive if i really need it
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