9 Laptops That Still Come With DVD and CD Drives

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Whether you've collected a huge library of DVDs that you want to watch on your computer or have some install discs, you're going to need an optical drive. The easiest solution is to buy an external drive like the Asus ZenDrive, and attach it (preferably to one of our best laptops) when you need it. But who wants to carry around an accessory when they can just buy a laptop with a DVD drive of its own?

They're getting rarer every day, but there are also a few laptops on the market that still come with built-in DVD drives. We've rounded up 9 different notebooks (though two are quite similar) that have optical drives, from a $250 budget system to an expensive media machine. All of the drives on these computers are capable of reading and writing both DVDs and CDs. Here are 9 of the best laptops with DVD drives, from lowest to highest price.

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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.
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