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Lenovo E420s DVD drive
This is also the first notebook I've had with a slot-loading DVD drive. It handles smoothly and certainly adds to the style of the E420s. I rather like the big yellow power socket, too. The SD card slot is to the right of the DVD drive.
I have a slight concern about the speaker quality, though, and it may possibly have to do with the DVD drive. Here's what happened: I was playing Civilization IV, and the music started to cut out intermittently. Left the DVD in and watched a Tool video on YouTube, and the sound was slightly shonky there too. I then killed the game, ejected the DVD and watched the Tool video again — and it then sounded fine.
Then again, I later tested a DVD of This Is Spinal Tap, and the speakers were handling that fine. I may report back later if I find further issues.
Photo credit: David Meyer