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New laptop or just a CD drive?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rusty Shackleford, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    My laptop's CD player is dead. The computer has several other small problems (gets really hot sometimes, AC jack is loose). I'm trying to decide if I should go out and buy some cheap new one (there's a Toshiba on sale at the big boxes for around $500, and this weekend is tax-free back to school shopping in this area) or just get a new external CD/DVD player to attach to the old one whenever I need to use one, which isn't often.

    I'm just afraid this one is going to break down completely soon, and I'll be kicking myself for skipping the tax-free weekend.

    Anybody have any suggestions one way or another -- new computer or CD player?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Get a new computer.
  3. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Get a new one. You'll be glad you did.
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Start backing up your porn.
  5. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Get a Dell.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

  7. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

  8. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Obviously somebody has never seen that YouTube clip.
  9. ARD

    ARD Member

    Also, unless said laptop is new enough to support booting off USB, an external would leave you with no way to boot it if you had hard drive problems.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I agree with everybody else. Buy a new one.
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