Updated on 4 September 2013 by

With increasing demand of thin laptops, cloud storage and popularity of online services for music and games, nowadays only a few laptops are manufactured with CD drives. The topmost laptops with CD drives run Windows 7 in most of the cases and Windows 8 rarely. These laptops are configured with Intel/AMD processors, deliver high performance and can be expensive.

The best laptops with CD drives are midsize and desktop replacements which are used mainly for serious gaming, music production, creating multimedia content, storing and accessing projects done by designers.


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Dell Alienware 17(June 2013)
ASUS N550JV
Dell Alienware 14
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
ASUS X550CA
Dell Alienware 17 Laptop
ASUS N550JV-DB72T 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop
Dell Alienware 14 Laptop
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 Laptop
ASUS X550CA-DB51 15.6-Inch Laptop
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Jul 2013
May 2013
May 2013
Jul 2013
CD / DVD Type
BD-ROM, DVDRW, CD-RW
DL DVD+/-RW/CD-RW
BD-ROM, DVD�±RW, CD-RW
DVD-RW/CD-RW Rambo Drive
DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Display
17.3 in. WLED HD+ Anti-Glare
15.6 in. FHD
14 in. WLED FHD Anti-Glare Display
14 in.
15.6 in. LED
Hard Drive
256GB mSATA Boot + 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM)
1TB (5400 RPM)
750 GB SATA, 7200RPM
500 GB HDD
750GB SATA, 5400rpm
Installed Memory
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L
8GB DDR3
16 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Operating System
Windows 8
Windows 8
MS Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Windows 8
Processor
Core i7 3 GHz
Core i7-4702HQ 2.4 GHz
Quad-core Core i7 2.4-GHz
Core i5-3230M 2.6 GHz
Core i5 3337U 1.8 GHz
Laptop Type
Gaming laptop
Gaming laptop
Use
Gaming / Multimedia
Gaming / Multimedia
Business, Small Business
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
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 3.8 stars
 3.5 stars

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