1. There is no new laptop in production under 1GHz so DVD playback works on all new laptops. I'm surprised a little at this part.
2. As to multi-region NO laptop I've seen supports this. However, you can use DVDSHRINK to duplicate your DVD and remove the region setting.
Best of luck,
I am looking to purchase a new laptop.
What are the minimum requirements recommended for viewing DVDs (processor, RAM, hard-drive, etc.)? Or does it matter? If a laptop is offered with a DVD player option can I assume the configuration will be suitable?
Also, do I need to be aware what type of DVD is able to be played - I have both European and American DVDs and my DVD player hooked up to the TV plays both but it is a special feature that most DVD players do not have.