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CD/DVD Drives In Laptops

napy666

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#1
There have been some laptops I have seen online, sold by Walmart, Best Buy, HSN, QVC etc. I noticed some of them listed the optical drives as just DVD Writer, to others DVD/CD Writer, to just DVD/CD without indicating what it was at all. So if the laptop's specs, says DVD Writer ONLY, does that mean it only burns DVDs NOT playing them, same goes for CDs because it just says DVD Writer only?
 

Lord Chance

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#4
A DVD recording drive would be useless if it couldn't read a disk as well. I think someone just got lazy writing that description. What it may have meant was that the DVD drive could not write to CD's. In that case it would be merely next to useless but CD's are becoming a thing of the past I suppose.:)
 

napy666

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#5
Can someone take this post serious, I want to buy a new laptop but need the laptop to have a CD/DVD drive that plays and burns both CDs and DVDs.
 

Lord Chance

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Yes, it is a DVD writer. Probably a generic Optical drive capable of writing and reading CD's and DVD's. As I stated before, someone probably got lazy and didn't think it was important to spell it out. Unless you custom spec a computer or laptop they will put off the shelf components in these devices. Most DVDs will either say writer or reader. If it is a reader then it will read only. You will almost never find one of these drive installed. Most are writers which will read and write DVDs and usually CDs.

Now, Since you don't think I can be serious young Lady then I suppose I am done here.
 

napy666

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#8
Yes, it is a DVD writer. Probably a generic Optical drive capable of writing and reading CD's and DVD's. As I stated before, someone probably got lazy and didn't think it was important to spell it out. Unless you custom spec a computer or laptop they will put off the shelf components in these devices. Most DVDs will either say writer or reader. If it is a reader then it will read only. You will almost never find one of these drive installed. Most are writers which will read and write DVDs and usually CDs.

Now, Since you don't think I can be serious young Lady then I suppose I am done here.
Well sorry but your answer was not addressing my problem in your previous reply. You were being not polite.
 

Arctos

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#9
Now, Since you don't think I can be serious young Lady then I suppose I am done here.
Same here @Lord Chance.

I gave the OP the correct advice with a short but succinct answer, but I seem to have problems with the selfie generation when passing my knowledge on to them.
 

napy666

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That's a nice piece, but again it doesn't specify about my question, regarding the drive on the laptop's I am interested in purchasing.
 

Arctos

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That's a nice piece, but again it doesn't specify about my question, regarding the drive on the laptop's I am interested in purchasing.
Read my quote.

The optical drive in my HP notebook reads and writes audio cd's, dvd's etc.
So will your laptop, when you eventually purchase it.

As you are aware "writer" also equals burner as in write / burn a cd /dvd.