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Talk about tradeoffs!


I've had a Compaq Presario 1800 (750 MHz step1 190MB RAM) with the ATI rage mobility chip. I've had an 1800T shipped with an ATI Rage 128 mobility 2Xagp card. So far so good.


Problem is the DVD drive was broken in half during shipping, and I got a quote of $550 to repair it.


So here's my question: Would it be better to use the working internal DVD drive with the standard ATI mobility 1Xagp or better to get an external PCMCIA DVD drive to use with the the ATI 128 mobility 2X agp laptop?


Any computer mavens know the answer to this?


Any help would be appreciated.
 

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OK. This is a pretty esoteric subject, but I guess it boils down to - Does anyone have experience using PCMCIA external DVD drives for movies? And would it perform well enough to consider for HTPC use? Thanks.
 
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