What are some highly rated laptops with DVD drives?


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As of 2015, some highly rated laptops with optical DVD drives include the Dell Inspiron 15z, Acer Aspire V5, Sony Vaio E17, Origin EON17-SLX and Acer Aspire M5, notes CNET.com. As laptops become thinner and smaller, customers may find that it becomes more difficult to find a new laptop that has a DVD drive.

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The Dell Inspiron 15z is a reasonably priced laptop that features Windows 8 laptops and a large screen that is touch-enabled, notes CNET.com.

The Acer Aspire M5 is a touchscreen laptop that comes with Windows 8 and has a package of features at a reasonable price. The V5 version includes a backlit keyboard, a 500-gigabyte hard drive, four gigabytes of RAM and a Core i5 CPU. Both Acer Aspire laptops have an optical drive for physical media.

The Sony Vaio E17 does not have a touchscreen and may not be suitable for Windows 8. Its best feature is its big screen, which makes it a good choice for those looking to replace their desktop. The EON17-SLX also does not have a touchscreen.

Of those rated highly, the 15-inch Dell Inspiron 15Z was the top choice of CNET.com editors as of November 2015. The site also recommends customers purchase a laptop with an optical drive that also includes a touchscreen.

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