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Ultralight laptops plus external DVD?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cloudburst7, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. cloudburst7

    cloudburst7 Thread Starter

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

    You know these new ultralight laptops, cheap and small but for basic applications only? I assume they'd work with an external DVD drive?

    What about problems though? - there's nowhere for a boot disk to go.

    I´ve been pricing laptops and have considered one of these. Does anyone have one?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If they have the option to boot from the external drive, that will work.
     
  3. cloudburst7

    cloudburst7 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, not sure if that's an option. Does anyone know for sure? What I was thinking is that, if the external drive connects via USB, doesn't the machine need to boot first before reading from a USB drive?
     
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