why do they continue to put dvd drives in laptops?

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  1. nin10do
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    nin10do GBAtemp Fan

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    i thought they would have died out by now. i doubt blue ray is going to be big on laptops. so why keep putting dvd drives in new laptops?
     


  2. sweenish

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    install software, play games, watch movies, burn discs

    it's still useful, even though those things can all be done online.
     
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    most software is available online, as are games and movies. now with 8gig mem sticks i didn't think anyone burnt disks anymore.

    i'm hoping usb3.0 will finally kill off cd's.
     
  4. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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    Blu-ray is expensive.

    ..why do you want media formats to die so quickly?
     
  5. 754boy

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    Lol you answered your own question [​IMG] DVD drives are cheap and very useful.
     
  6. delta123

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    and there is no way i am going to store anime on 8gig memory sticks when i can buy 100+ dvds for the same price.
     
  7. Joe88

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    why wouldnt you put a DVD drive in a laptop O.o
     
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    The question is so retarded, this has to be a joke topic.
     
  9. Banger

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    Because floppy drives are no longer useful?

    Or maybe they do it to make you ask stupid questions such as "why do they continue to put dvd drives in laptops?".
     
  10. jaxxster

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    i have to agree, this is the most unthought out topic ive seen in a while.
     
  11. Awdofgum

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    It's a solid question it's just could have been thought out before asked.
    It's kind of the same reason we still use Hard Disk Drives and not Solid-State drives.
     
  12. DrKupo

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    because the difference between a bluray disc and a dvd on a LAPTOP is minimal to none? and because no one wants physical formats on laptops anymore?
     
  13. Filter

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    I keep backups on DVD/CDS because hard drives and flash drives fail. And its useful for ripping CD/Movies as well as burning data for people who don't have flash drives.
     
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    Why? USB flash drives are considerably more expensive than disk media. Imagine paying $20 more for every single game. USB 2.0 is faster than DVD access speeds already, and we aren't seeing USB flash drives overtake DVDs. Many people like to have a physical media of the game rather than buy from Steam or pirate. And DVDs are still a great cheap backup solution. Also, DVDs are the only current official way to install Windows. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Scorpei

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    FAIL [​IMG].
     
  16. ashesburn

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    I have a IBM X31 and it is a pain in the behind sometimes when I need to read a CD/DVD. [​IMG]
     
  17. zidane_genome

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    I, for one, like to install items on my laptop.

    Yes, alot of software can be downloaded.... but what if I need to install a new OS? How am I going to download an OS to install when I can't burn it?

    How am I going to install that new printer or digital camera if I can't pop the CD in? I don't want to take half an hour hunting for the driver, downloading it, and installing when I can just put a disc in a drive.

    And for that matter... why do they keep putting platter hard drives in laptops when solid states have been around for so long? I mean, they are going to take over, so why not just toss them in now! I mean, geeze, come on! What's the hold up! I want my BluRay drive, with solid state HD, and for that matter, where the fuck is my holographic display??

    Oh shit... scratch that last idea... where the hell is my HOLODECK!! Screw your primitive computers! I want my freakin HOLODECK!!
     
  18. swimmeringer

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    How does this "fail?"
     
  19. moodswinger

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    Because DVDs are more likely to fail than hard drives and flash drives. DVDs are vulnerable to scratches and stuff.
     
  20. UltraMagnus

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    well, I think the theory is that the user uses the dvd-dl writer drives to backup (not that sort of "backup" you pirate!)

    that's the theory anyway.
     
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