Laptops With Optical Drive Still To Buy In 2019

Last Updated on October 27, 2019 by Editor Futurescope

Although computers that come with an optical drive are far less common today than they were a decade ago, a few laptop models still maintain that old feel and can play your movie from a CD/DVD. You might feel as if this technology is right outwardly outdated. Given that most laptops today lack the optical driver and requires that you purchase a separate external optical drive. The disappearance of the CD/DVD drive burner has disappeared slowly and almost unnoticeable. Making nearly 70% of laptop owners to have a laptop without the optical drive. Let us take a look at new laptop models that have maintain that custom look and which come with an optical drive in 2019.

Acer Aspire E 15

The Acer Aspire E 15 sells roughly for $600 in 2019. The powerful gaming laptop with optical drive has a 1080p pixels screen, processor specs of  Quad-core i5-8250u, nVidia mx150 graphics card and 256GB SSD.The strong graphics card offers the laptop edge performance for game installation and decent playing. Ideally, even on low computer setting if that remains to be one of the purposes for your laptop. The card is even more powerful than integrated graphics, despite the fact that the mx150 is not yet considered a decent gaming graphics chip. What about the 8th generation Intel CPU i5-8250u that represents the first time a “u” model CPU (ultra low voltage) has come with 4 cores instead of 2. You will definitely fall in love with the backlit keyboard. Acer Aspire E 15 is one of the top rated gaming laptops with cd drive.


  • Brand  Acer
  • Model  E5-576-392H
  • Ship Weight    7.1 pounds
  • Rating 4.0 / 5.0


  • 8 – hour battery
  • Large storage capacity of 1 TB
  • Powerful processor
  • Dedicated graphics cards
  • Easy to access internal components
  • Has an optical drive / CD/DVD Burner


  • The track is averagely super interactive

Dell Inspiron 15 5000

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 sells at approximately  $500-$600. The laptop with an optical drive has a Quad core i5-8250u CPU processor and 1TB HDD capacity. Additionally, the laptop has a backlit keyboard and a dedicated graphics card though it is not as powerful as the mx150 graphics chip. The laptop also has a touch screen, a 6 MB cache, 3.4 GHz clock speed and an 8th generation i5 core processor. The laptop laptops with dvd drive more suitable for web browsing, daily bookkeeping, lightweight usage like documentation, streaming or downloading. Since the laptop does not have a standalone graphics card, we can’t compare the laptop to any gaming machine. It means that you will not be playing lots of FIFA or Pes. However, the laptop is suitable for its price and brings to you streamlined features that won’t disappoint.


  • Brand Name    Dell
  • Series   Dell Inspiron
  • Item model number     T8TJG
  • Hardware Platform     PC
  • Operating System       Windows 10
  • Item Weight    2.65 pounds
  • Product Dimensions    15 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches


  • Touch screen Display
  • High-performance graphics card
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Integrated widescreen webcam


  • Lacks a standalone graphics card for high-performance activities like gaming, 3D animating

Toshiba Tecra

Toshiba Tecra could be ranked as the most classy laptop out there. The optical drive laptop has a beautiful design and remains to be the flashiest model. The computer is also sturdy and so in no way should you let the beauty fool you. The specs are quite impressive with a large storage capacity of  1TB SSD, 16GB of RAM.

Additionally, the beauty has 4 port 3.0 USB slots to connect all of your home or office accessories. The keyboard is also backlit, and you will fall in love with the security lock slots that helps you deter theft. While purchasing, you can Choose an 8th generation  CPU from i7-7500U to i7-8550U. The Tera also has a dedicated 620 HD graphics card to take your gaming to the next level.


  • Operating system:  64-Bit Windows 10 Professional
  • Display: 15.6″ HD 1366 x 768 LED backlight display Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768
  • Processor: A variety from  i7-7500U to i7-8550U
  • Memory: A variety from  8GB DDR4 to 16GB DDR4
  • Hard drive: A variety  from 256GB SSD to 512GB SSD
  • Ports:, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0,  1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA,


  • Dedicated graphics card
  • Optical drive for playing CD/DVDs
  • Media card reader
  • 8th generation powerful processors
  • A variety of USB ports
  • Large storage capacity of 1 TB


  • The price is extremely high

Lenovo Ideapad 330

To top our list for the most budget-friendlylaptop with cd DVD driveis the Lenovo Ideapad 330. The laptop with cd dvd burner is ideal for college students and technology enthusiasts. The stylish computer comes with a 4-in-1 card reader,  Bluetooth and is fully customizable for extended  RAM, a larger HDD drive capacity, or an SSD drive where need be. Additionally, the computer uses an i5 core processor, clock speeds of 1.60 – 3.40 GHz and 6 MB capacity cache. The laptop is novel for watching movies, streaming, daily bookkeeping, browsing or downloading.


  • Screen Resolution: 1600 x 900
  • Cache: 6MB smart
  • Hard Drive: 512GB SSD
  • Processor: Intel Quad-Core i5-8250U, 1.60GHz up to 3.40GHz
  • Display: 17.3″ HD+ Widescreen LED Anti-Glare Display
  • Memory: 20GB SDRAM  DDR4


  • Extendable HDD capacity
  • 8th generation processor
  • Affordable
  • Average display specs
  • Has an optical drive


  • Not suitable for high-performance activities like programming or gaming


We came up with the following list by researching laptops in all price ranges so that you can pick whatever laptop you think is the best. Our main preference was a laptop with DVD burners. Of course, not all laptops with built in cd DVD drive are suitable for considering other performance issues. More laptops can create the above list, and if we had reviewed all existing laptops in 2019 with an optical drive, we would go on and on. You can also check out the hp pavilion 15 flagship laptop with cd/DVD drive, Dell Inspiron 17 or the HP Notebook 15.6-inch.

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