Most of the Win 8 PCs we've tested are ultrabooks or hybrids that lack DVD drives, but there are still a handful of new notebooks that play DVDs, for fans of physical media.
It's a refurb, and the 15.6-inch screen can't do anything close to 1080p, but this is still an unusually powerful laptop for the price.
Toshiba's top-of-the-line Qosmio costs $1,899 and weighs a ton, but it's packed full of impressive processing power and has a 3D display and glasses. Read on for our review.
At IFA, Lenovo outlined more of its Windows 8 laptop plans.
PC makers tease DVD fans with vestigial optical drives.
The disc-based movie's days may be numbered, but Blu-ray is still the best way to enjoy pristine audio and video. Plus: two bonus deals!
This simple utility can back up your Blu-ray discs to your hard drive or blank media. It's free, no strings attached.
These new midprice laptops have sharp, slim designs and Intel's latest CPUs.
Updates, upgrades, new colors, and Sony's first-ever ultrabook.
They're finally affordable, but just try to find a model that has uniformly positive user reviews -- and all the features you actually want.