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Old 12-30-2010, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to have a laptop that has a CD-Rom Drive and burns/plays regular DVDs too?
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Yes, combo drives. They read/write CDR's and DVD's. I want to say all laptops have them w/ the exception of really old laptops or netbooks
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Default Re: Is it possible to have a laptop that reads regular CDs and burns/plays regular DVDs?

Yeah, only the ancient ones don't come with that. In the last 7 years, I believe they had them as standard.
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Default Re: Is it possible to have a laptop that reads regular CDs and burns/plays regular DVDs?

In a strong attempt to confuse matters further: I have a drive in my desktop that will read DVD/DVD-Roms, CDs, but only burns CD-R and CD-RWs. The disc drive in my laptop burns all of them and reads all of them.
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That is called a Combo Drive. It can only read DVD-R, but can burn CD-R, -RW.
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