English Community

Special EventsSpecial Event ArchiveLenovo @ CES 2016
All Forum Topics
Options

14 Posts

11-29-2015

New York

19 Signins

123 Page Views

  • Posts: 14
  • Registered: ‎11-29-2015
  • Location: New York
  • Views: 123
  • Message 1 of 5

Optical Drive

2016-01-07, 20:55 PM

I'm getting mixed signals about the presence of Optical drives in the 2016 Thinkpad line-up, especially from the t460p. will The t460p have an optical drive as an option or not? Same thing with the L4/560, although I only doubt the presence of optical drives from the pictures I've seen, but almost every site lists them as having them as optional add-ons.

So it seems to me like only the P70 and the budget L series will have optical drives? I hope that isn't the case.

Reply
Options

664 Posts

10-21-2011

Germany

9453 Signins

100357 Page Views

  • Posts: 664
  • Registered: ‎10-21-2011
  • Location: Germany
  • Views: 100357
  • Message 2 of 5

Betreff: Optical Drive

2016-01-07, 22:27 PM

ThinkPads left with ODDs: L560, P70

 

ODDs are dead.

Reply
Options

14 Posts

11-29-2015

New York

19 Signins

123 Page Views

  • Posts: 14
  • Registered: ‎11-29-2015
  • Location: New York
  • Views: 123
  • Message 3 of 5

Betreff: Optical Drive

2016-01-07, 22:46 PM

I can't think of a single good reason for the L series 15 inch to have an optical drive but neither the T series nor P series 15 inch versions have the option. It's pretty ridiculous, especially considering how fragmented the new series is, that they couldn't make ONE thinkpad with this feature.

Reply
Options

664 Posts

10-21-2011

Germany

9453 Signins

100357 Page Views

  • Posts: 664
  • Registered: ‎10-21-2011
  • Location: Germany
  • Views: 100357
  • Message 4 of 5

Betreff: Optical Drive

2016-01-08, 0:32 AM

L series is in this case a legacy solution for big businesses who still need things like ExpressCard, VGA or an ODD. So thats the reason why this option still exists.

 

T series is going to all Ultrabook form-factors, in which an ODD doesn´t have a place.

 

P series: There is no reason to offer a built in ODD on the 15" model. Barely anyone uses this feature anymore, and it would take away so much room, its just not worth it. Lenovo can build a much better machine without the ODD then with it.

 

Look at the other manufacturers. Everyone is dropping the ODD everywhere. There is not reason to keep the ODD around in notebooks any longer. It doesn´t belong inside the chassis of a notebook. It belongs on the desk as a optional accessory, an external DVD drive.

Reply
Options

117 Posts

08-02-2015

United States of America

285 Signins

4625 Page Views

  • Posts: 117
  • Registered: ‎08-02-2015
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 4625
  • Message 5 of 5

Re: Optical Drive

2016-01-12, 20:14 PM
There are external optical drives available that plug into USB ports. If you absolutely have to have one there are many choices from third-party vendors out there.
Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms