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    please help......not clued up on comps

    so i took advantage of mike T's dell laptop deal. all good. it doesnt come with an OPTICAL DVD DRIVE..ok whatever... i dunno. i just need something basic that will run cds....i have asked on there but its full of clever people discussing clever things...so im kinda embarrased t ask again! so if anyone will take pity on me and explain why i cant just get an external CD drive...why do i need an OPTICAL dvd drive?

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    An optical drive is a cd/dvd drive.

    Show us the laptop there meant be another reason.

    Aslong as your not going to be using DVD's then you should be fine with that...

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    Adam2050;6383664

    An optical drive is a cd/dvd drive.Show us the laptop there meant be … An optical drive is a cd/dvd drive.Show us the laptop there meant be another reason.



    thaks for replying here is the netbook configure.euro.dell.com/del…3d9

    150374988879 - Ebay.

    £7.89

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    dean3988;6383669

    Aslong as your not going to be using DVD's then you should be fine with … Aslong as your not going to be using DVD's then you should be fine with that...



    its for y husbands orthodontics course. i assume it will be CDs if anything. :thinking:

    magicbeans;6383686

    its for y husbands orthodontics course. i assume it will be CDs if … its for y husbands orthodontics course. i assume it will be CDs if anything. :thinking:



    If not an external DVD-RW drive is only about £25. Can't seem to find any normal dvds on quick search.

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    Adam2050;6383680

    150374988879 - Ebay.£7.89



    excellent...ur a star! :thumbsup:

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    Adam2050;6383712

    If not an external DVD-RW drive is only about £25. Can't seem to find any … If not an external DVD-RW drive is only about £25. Can't seem to find any normal dvds on quick search.



    will make him check the paperwork for the course before ordering the ebay one....but a bunch of dentists are gonna be keeping it simples i hope!

    Your best just getting a cheap dvd one, almost certainly somewhere down the line you will have a dvd that you need to use on the computer

    magicbeans;6383738

    will make him check the paperwork for the course before ordering the ebay … will make him check the paperwork for the course before ordering the ebay one....but a bunch of dentists are gonna be keeping it simples i hope!



    Cheapest DVD one here :250500065419 £20.39

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6383816

    Cheapest DVD one here :250500065419 £20.39



    thanks :thumbsup: id be lost without u!

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    dean3988;6383796

    Your best just getting a cheap dvd one, almost certainly somewhere down … Your best just getting a cheap dvd one, almost certainly somewhere down the line you will have a dvd that you need to use on the computer



    ur right!..... me and hubby are rubbish at comps.:roll:

    You seem to have bought a NETBOOK rather than a LAPTOP, they are slightly different things.

    For example the screeen is only 10" which is rather small.

    Most laptops have at least a 15" screen.

    Banned

    get the dvd one MB!

    ...had the offer been for an Optical Rampant Rabbit then I am pretty sure you would be leading authority on that thread.....lol....

    MB...I truly admire you courage and persistence in filling that "gap" of information that you required...:p

    ;-)
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