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P50: With optical Drive (DVD) or better without?

2016-05-02, 21:37 PM

Hi,

 

a shop offered me a P50 (with Xeon E3-1505M v5 processor) equipped with an optical drive.

 

I wonder about this because any where else (Lenovo-Shop etc.) P50 is allways offered without an optical drive.

 

- Is it actual possible to have a P50 with optical Drive?

- Why there are no more offerings with P50 equipped with an optical drive?

- Is the offer above OK or is something wrong with it?

- Should I better take a P50 without an optical drive?

 

Thanks for any advice!

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Re: P50: Optical Drive (DVD) or better not?

2016-05-02, 21:44 PM

I think there is no way to include an optical drive into the P50 without cutting/breaking the chassis...

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Re: P50: With optical Drive (DVD) or better without?

2016-05-02, 21:56 PM

They must be referring to an external DVD/CD optical drive, since I do know of any p50 with a DVD/CD optical drive internally, while the external drive is considred an "accessory" and not an built in option..    

 

Are you sure they are not referring to a second internal drive i.e. a solid state SSD + a standard SATA harddrive?

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Re: P50: With optical Drive (DVD) or better without?

2016-05-02, 22:04 PM

JDGillis schrieb:

They must be referring to an external DVD/CD optical drive, since I do know of any p50 with a DVD/CD optical drive internally, while the external drive is considred an "accessory" and not an built in option..    

 

Are you sure they are not referring to a second internal drive i.e. a solid state SSD + a standard SATA harddrive?


Yes, they are really referring to an internal DVD/CD optical drive.

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Re: P50: With optical Drive (DVD) or better without?

2016-05-02, 22:27 PM

The reason is to reduce the size/weight, and it increase battery life by using that space for a battery on the smaller P50 I pressume. 

 

You can get an internal optical drive on the P70, but to my knowledge, there is not even room to put an optcical drive on a P50, so I think one of the dealers is confused. 

 

Good Luck

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Re: P50: With optical Drive (DVD) or better without?

2016-05-02, 22:35 PM

Just take a look at these service videos or on youtube videos. There is no space to put an optical drive and there is no way to use the 2,5' bays for that. I'm currently writing on a P50... 

 

https://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/showcase?sid=1129&key=TGVuZw==

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Re: P50: With optical Drive (DVD) or better without?

2016-05-02, 22:43 PM

I am pretty sure you mean  that "there is NO space to put an optical drive" correct?.   The exploded views in the Hardware Maintenance Manual also show no room for an internal optical drive..

 

Take Care,

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Re: P50: With optical Drive (DVD) or better without?

2016-05-02, 23:17 PM

There's no space or opening on a P50 to host an optical drive.  Thus the one being offered might be an external optical drive (USB).

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Re: P50: With optical Drive (DVD) or better without?

2016-05-03, 0:24 AM

You may be confusing P50 and P70.  P70 (17") will take an optical drive.


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Re: P50: With optical Drive (DVD) or better without?

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I like the way you moderators swoop in and repeat what others have already posted and then take credit for the solution.  LOL

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