I am planning to buy an IBM Thinkpad X41 tablet that does not have an optical drive. I want to be able to record CD's and DVD's without having to use AC power.
Two questions: is this a good idea? That is, do members have a good experience with laptop-powered drives?
Second, what are my product options, and what do you recommend? Apparently one of the LaCie DVD/CD burners can be powered by the laptop. That is the only one I have found so far.
I would sincerely appreciate your advice.