Laptop

Looking for a cheap laptop. The 2 things I need it to do is have a touchscreen and a cd/dvd drive. Decent speakers would be a bonus on it. Let me know what you have collecting dust. No apple btw.
HT SYSTEM-2 channel
Sony 850c 4k
Pioneer elite vhx 21
Sony 4k BRP
SVS SB-2000
Dynaudio Audience 72
Polk FX500 surrounds
Cary xciter dac
Cullen modded Sonos
Joule la-100 pre
B&k Ref 4420 amp

Cables-
Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

Kitchen

Sonos zp90
B&k 1430
Tad 803 speakers

Comments

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,766
    That’s an unusual combo at this point tony, touch and optical. Why not just get an external optical drive for 25 bucks? That would give u a lot more options...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,174
    Yeah, I could do that I guess, but the built in drive would help with the grandkids. It's not that unusual as I've seen plenty on Craigslist, but wanted to ask here first.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,601
    Most 'putes modern enough to have a touchscreen aren't gonna have an optical drive. The latter are considered old fashioned. :(

    ... and just try finding a laptop with vacuum tubes!
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,766
    edited November 14
    Plenty with a touchscreen and an optical drive??? I don’t think I’ve ever seen one...

    Now, one or the other sure. But never both that I have seen, though I am sure there is one out there, somewhere...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,174
    edited November 14
    Sure there is, HP makes 'em, as some others. I'd be open to ones without the dvd drive, depending on the deal.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,084
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Plenty with a touchscreen and an optical drive??? I don’t think I’ve ever seen one...

    Now, one or the other sure. But never both that I have seen, though I am sure there is one out there, somewhere...

    Yup, I'm typing on one now. The touchscreen was nice when I got some liquid on the internal keyboard but other than that I don't use it. I do like having a CD/DVD drive, makes it convenient...
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 486
    Yeah, that combo is still considered rather 'new', and likely expensive. Are used ones already hitting the secondary market?

    Heck, our laptops at work don't even come with a CD/DVD drive anymore.

    I know this doesn't fit Tony's requirements, but my last such purchase ended-up being a Chromebook. Cheap, light, long battery life; in the end, I just needed something to browse the internet while sitting on the couch or in bed. I have an Android phone, so easy transition. I still have a desktop for heavy lifting.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,980
    edited November 14
    Tony, not for sale, but keep an eye out for one like mine. It's a 2016 model Dell Inspiron 15 3558 Laptop. It has both CD/DVD drive and touch screen. I never use either, except for the first week I had it. I find it more inconvenient to move my hand all the way up to the screen, rather than just using a Bluetooth mouse. And fingerprints on my screen drive me insane. It's been very reliable, with only one issue, the wifi antenna broke at the hinges and thanks to the help of a couple forum members, I worked around the problem with an inexpensive usb wifi adapter. I always suspected someone bumped the screen and extended the hinges further than they were meant to go, but no one fessed up. Dells are made to individual specs if ordered online, so not all models are the same. But for what it's worth, if you found a used one like mine, I think you'd be happy. Mine has been used daily since I bought it.

    edit: What I mean by not all models are the same is... you and I could order the same model number, but they could have completely different specs. That's what makes Dell models confusing. You pick and choose what you want on the model when ordering one.
    2.0 - Marantz NA8005 | Polk LSiM703 | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | Sanus UF30 | OC703 Panels

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | OC703 Panels
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,766
    Well there ya go. Hard to beat this deal:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-15-3558-Laptop-Widnows-10-Intel-i3-5th-4GB-1TB-HDD/223223195457?hash=item33f923a741:g:upoAAOSwypZb5J65

    And while I know u don’t love eBay, this is a much better deal that buying off Craigslist. With eBay you get 45 days to evaluate it, and if it turns out to be not as described then you can return it for a refund minus return shipping...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,302
    Check out Fry's black Friday sale. They have a 15" HP touch screen, amd quad core listed for 297 with dvd-rw.
    Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,
    USB helpers: w4s Recovery
    Living Room Elite SC27, LSI25
    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,174
    Thanks for the heads up Brian.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 489
    Tony,
    Depending on your budget you can get a 15" Dell Inspiron from Costco. Touchscreen & DVD drive.

    The nice part is the extra year of warranty for free.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,174
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    Tony,
    Depending on your budget you can get a 15" Dell Inspiron from Costco. Touchscreen & DVD drive.

    The nice part is the extra year of warranty for free.

    Did not know that about the extra year, thanks pal.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
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