From a first-time laptop shopper: When you play music on your laptop from your MP3/iTunes files, and (if/when) you play a DVD (like a rented movie), how do you control them -is it a pain? I ask because I'm looking at a couple of laptop options, and I was reading a review and the reviewer mentioned the Sony's (FJ180
if you're curious) lack of MultiMedia buttons to allow playing of music and DVDs without booting the system, comparing it to a Dell XPS M140 which apparently does (it also seems to have the WinXP Media package). Frankly, playing music & DVDs was not a consideration for buying this laptop. Fast downloading from CF cards and burning backup DVDs is (and of course some image checking, but not PS-ing) along with internet access when I'm out of town, which isn't that often). If I don't have the media buttons, how complicated is playing MP3s and DVDs on a laptop if I should want to?
As usual, no MAC commercials please. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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