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Default cheapest external dvd rw drive , keyboard and mouse? - 01-26-2009, 11:29 AM

anyone knows which external dvd rw is cheapest and best for money?
what about blutooth mouse and keyboard?
money is very important for me!
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Default Re: cheapest external dvd rw drive , keyboard and mouse? - 01-26-2009, 07:58 PM

no one knows?
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Default Re: cheapest external dvd rw drive , keyboard and mouse? - 01-26-2009, 08:12 PM

I would recommend you search on NewEgg.com. Everything is rated by end-users, so you can get a feel for how well they work.

I couldn't recommend BT mouse/keyboard, but I know they'll cost more than otherwise. I use the Microsoft Wireless 3000 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6823109042 ) at home and work and am a big fan of it. One USB connection gives you both, they're comfortable, and they're cheap.

As for the DVD drive, couldn't give you a suggestion on a specific drive. I have an external LITEON which has worked well. It is always powered on and I have a long USB cord plugged into it for easy reach whenever I need it. So far so good.

Hope this helps.

There are a lot of helpful and knowledgeable people on these forums, but we all have different (and many, busy) schedules, so be patient when you ask for a suggestion or help.

Good luck. And post back what you buy and how you like it--it'll help the next guy/gal looking for one.

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Default Re: cheapest external dvd rw drive , keyboard and mouse? - 01-26-2009, 08:27 PM

thanks and excuse me
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Default Re: cheapest external dvd rw drive , keyboard and mouse? - 01-29-2009, 03:21 AM

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anyone knows which external dvd rw is cheapest and best for money?
what about blutooth mouse and keyboard?
money is very important for me!
The cheapest? if you don't need brand new you may want to check out Craig's List. I found a slim, USB CD-RW for $10. I have a DVD burner on my desktop so this will be for booting only. It took me over a week to find one but can't beat ten bucks! I pick it up tomorrow.


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Default Re: cheapest external dvd rw drive , keyboard and mouse? - 01-29-2009, 07:09 AM

I have this external dvd drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827151178 I don't know if it is the cheapest but it works great. It runs on usb power only.
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Default Re: cheapest external dvd rw drive , keyboard and mouse? - 02-02-2009, 04:10 PM

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I have this external dvd drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827151178 I don't know if it is the cheapest but it works great. It runs on usb power only.
Have you tried booting off the usb powered external drive? I'm thinking of booting a live ubuntu cd in an external drive.


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Default Re: cheapest external dvd rw drive , keyboard and mouse? - 02-02-2009, 05:33 PM

KB/Mouse combos are common, but not bundled with external DVD/CDRs, which is covered in various threads here.

Google shopping is always fun.


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Default Re: cheapest external dvd rw drive , keyboard and mouse? - 02-02-2009, 08:56 PM

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anyone knows which external dvd rw is cheapest and best for money?
what about blutooth mouse and keyboard?
money is very important for me!
Craigslist.org and ebay.com are going to be your best friends here. Search around and first figure out what you actually like then see if you can find it on either of these sights. I have a rocketfish bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo that cost $90 at best buy, but I picked up a display model off ebay for $27. I understand that cheap is key here, but make sure it is a product that is going to be dependable and work for you. As someone else suggested check out places like newegg.com and tigerdirect.com to get customer reviews.


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