Why the Xbox 360 HD-DVD Drive is External

Digital Media Thoughts has a good article on why Microsoft opted to keep the HD-DVD drive out of the Xbox 360 Elite (or any other Xbox 360 console). They missed one key advantage: portability. The external drive works just as well with my laptop running Windows Vista as it does with the Xbox 360. Not that I prefer watching HD-DVDs on my laptop, but you can buy one drive and move it around the house instead of needing one for every room.

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  1. what sort of support does your graphics card on a laptop require to use the 360 hd drive? would a 7600 go or a x1600 do the trick?

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