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Media without booting OS

by kenbennedy / May 30, 2005 6:58 AM PDT

Im inthe process of looking for a laptop to travel with. One of my few requirements is long batt. life, sometimes augmented by being able to play cds or dvds without booting the os. Does anyone have good or bad experiences or feedback on a system with such a feature? Any suggestions?

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What I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 7:05 AM PDT

While it is an OS, the GEEXBOX bootable CD or even USB dongle is under 7 megabytes. If your laptop doesn't have a boot to play media, you have options.

Bob

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Sounds like you want a Dv1000
by Ryan T / May 30, 2005 9:24 AM PDT

Well the HP DV1000 is centrino and is available with an extended battery for looong battery life. It also features CD/DVD playback without booting the OS.

There may be other laptops with that feature, though. But having used a Compaq V2000 (similar, but without the feature in question), it's a pretty nice laptop.

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