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The smallest laptop I know of with an optical drive is the Vaio Z...but it's incredibly expensive and only has some built-in flash memory. And I was originally thinking of getting an M11x with an external HDD and external Blu-ray...but I was thinking about something more all-in-one (might end up getting the M11x anyway). Other than those requirements, also would like something at least somewhat gaming-capable (not integrated, in other words).

If not that, then what's the smallest laptop with an optical drive and a user-replaceable storage bay? I could use one of those Seagate hybrid drives if all else fails.
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i dont think this laptop exists.

It would be counter-intuitive for a manufacturer to try and design the smallest laptop possible; 2 hard drives would nearly take up 25% of the chassis.

The laptops ive seen with an optical drive, and can be swapped out for another HDD have 15" screens or bigger, like desktop-replacement workstations notebooks.

Are you planning on plugging hard drives in and out of your pc like a usb stick?

What's your budget?
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Well, I stumbled upon the Asus U6SG-A1, which if it had a better GPU, would probably be the perfect choice for me...has Asus perchance updated said laptop with better graphics? Or is there a similar laptop?
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MSI GX660 is 15 inches with dual hard drive + RAID, thats the smallest laptop I know. Sony Vaio Z does not have two hard drive bays, but rather two like 0.5mm SSDs on top of each other. You cannot do regular hard drives on that laptop.
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MSI GX660 is 15 inches with dual hard drive + RAID, thats the smallest laptop I know. Sony Vaio Z does not have two hard drive bays, but rather two like 0.5mm SSDs on top of each other. You cannot do regular hard drives on that laptop.
It's a nice laptop...but the ATI graphics are a dealbreaker for me. Had ATI in the past and didn't like it at all.
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It's a nice laptop...but the ATI graphics are a dealbreaker for me. Had ATI in the past and didn't like it at all.
I use nvidia primarily, but I didn't have any issues with the drivers from MSI's site for any games I played, but its understandable.
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