laptop without cd/dvd drive built in


Jul 10, 2014
I've been told that I can purchase an external cd drive and plug it into a laptop in order to listen to music and watch DVDs.

- can I store my favorite collection of cds on my laptop like I would have with an internal CD drive? How easy is it to do?

- can I easily use other software I would need (like Microsoft Office)?

- where could I purchase an external CD drive that is inexpensive

- would there be special considerations depending on what PC laptop it would be for?

Being able to listen to music is important to me, and so I'm wondering whether it would be a huge hassle if I purchased a laptop without a CD player built in

Thanks for any help!