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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 03:01 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a bizarre question

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I have a bizarre question. With 2-in-1 computers, are you able to connect an external dvd/blu-ray drive for disc-based media consumption as you can on a more traditional desktop or laptop computer? I imagine that you could, but I wouldn't know for sure because basically the entirety of my computer use has been contained within the Mac product line, and, as you are all aware, Apple has not dabbled in 2-in-1 machines up to this point.


I would like to migrate from Mac to Windows, but I haven't found the computer to do it with, yet.


One of my biggest frustrations with the personal computer industry is that it has mostly abandoned the idea of integrated dvd/blu-ray drives. Perhaps I am too stuck in the technological "dinosaur-age", but I am still a fan of watching movies off of a disc.


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Short story: Yes.

Long story: As long as the USB port puts out enough power you'd have no issues, which all 2 in 1's should. Honestly, I'd be surprised if it didn't work on android smartphones too, they come with a lot of drivers.


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Follow up question (trying to determine if a 2-in-1 or a tablet is better for my needs): do you (or anyone else) know if you can use an external dvd/blu-ray drive with one of Microsoft's Surface tablets? Not laptop, but tablet.
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Thank you.


Follow up question (trying to determine if a 2-in-1 or a tablet is better for my needs): do you (or anyone else) know if you can use an external dvd/blu-ray drive with one of Microsoft's Surface tablets? Not laptop, but tablet.
They're 'tablets' with laptop hardware, you should have no issues.


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Honestly, I'd be surprised if it didn't work on android smartphones too, they come with a lot of drivers.
Yeah, You can play dvd's on your phone. I don't know why i know this...

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Short story: Yes.

Long story: As long as the USB port puts out enough power you'd have no issues, which all 2 in 1's should. Honestly, I'd be surprised if it didn't work on android smartphones too, they come with a lot of drivers.
This. To add to issue of power. Many will have an external power source (so it uses the USB for data, and then most likely uses a wall wart for power). If this is the case, then you don't need to worry about having enough power from the USB port of the device. If it is a single USB connection to the device, you might be able to get a USB Y-splitter, which will allow you to get power from 2x USB ports. Additionally, if it is a USB 3 device, the USB 3 port should be able to supply much more power than a USB 2.0 port (change in specifications from one gen to another).

Also, going to the point with 2-in-1's. You're mainly looking for OS compatibility with the drive. Since CPUs/GPUs, and storage types can vary drastically from one device or another (such as from a Chromebook to an Android tablet to a Windows Machine. Typically if the computer you plan to use is running Windows (such as the Surface you are looking at), it will support it as long as you can physically connect the drive to the device, since it is Windows, and can download a driver for pretty much anything that you throw at it.

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