Looking to buy laptop w/ compatible optical drive that can play 4K UHD blu ray
I am struggling to put a laptop together that can play 4k UHD blu rays. I understand that I'll need an external optical drive and PowerDVD ultra.
The issue here is that i'm seeing wildly varying reviews on optical drives and whether or not they can play these discs. My assumption is that some of these people don't have the hardware in their laptops. That said i'm having difficulty confirming what would work and reconciling the right drive and laptop hardware specs to meet PowerDVD's minimum specs (since i'm new to the forum i cannot post the link).
I've been to Reddit, MKV forums, Tom's Hardware, and no one can seem to give me some straight advice on a disc drive and laptop that can play 4k UHD blu rays. I do not need any ripping or writing capacbilties. Does anyone have any suggestions for a computer that can do this and an optical drive to go with it? I was told this might be a good place to bring it up.
I'm located in the US and the region would be North American legal discs.
I'd be extremely appreciative.