Netbook LB-F1500 has a built-in DVD Multidrive [netbook]

The LuvBook F1500B is a new netbook by Mouse Computer. The latest trend in the netbook market  is incorporating the DVD-RAM drives under the hood. The LB F1500B does no different. It comes with a built-in DVD-writer to satisfy those folks who always complain about difficulty in loading applications into their netbook. There is no information about its price and release date.

Specifications of F1500B:

  • 10.2-inch WSVGA LCD
  • Intel Atom N270 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 160GB HDD
  • 5.2 hours battery life
  • webcam
  • Wi-Fi, LAN

Sources say that it is basically a MSI Wind U100 with a DVD drive. I fail to understand this latest trend though. The netbooks were initially designed to be portable, small and light-weight. Incorporating DVD-RAM drive would:

  • further blur the line between netbook and notebook
  • increase the weight by some hundred grams
  • would increase the depth of the device and thus making it bulkier

I’ve seen so many people complaining about the lack of DVD drive in netbooks. The reasons which they give are pretty lame to be honest. Some say, they won’t be able to load their applications on it without DVD drive. Well, most of the applications are available online that they can download them to their netbooks. Another way is to install it via LAN by connecting a LAN wire to notebook/desktop PC, which have DVD/CD drive by sharing the drives. Another and probably the most easiest way is to install via external DVD drives.

[Akihabara]

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