What are the best Microsoft laptops with USB optical drive?

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    #1Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (12.3")

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (12.3")

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a 12.3-inch touchscreen tablet PC with Intel Core i5 Processor, 4GB RAM, and 128GB SSD.  It can also be easily transformed from a tablet to laptop with its multi-position Kickstand and an improved keyboard.

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    Yolanda García
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "So far I'm really enjoying this product. It works great and is really smooth I actually prefer it to the cintiq because not only is it cheaper it feels a little more sturdy. I highly recommend getting a screen protector and the OtterBox case that comes with it. Be wary of using a Surface Pro 3 pen because that is a lot more tough on the nib and when I bought it off eBay I didn't know that. The pain that comes with the Microsoft Surface Pro is much softer than it is firm but soft on the surface and the Eraser almost feels like an actual eraser from a number 2 pencil. It's quite remarkable. However with a Microsoft Surface 3 pen you can't erase with it and it is much harder on the surface making me scared I would scratch it if I didn't have a protector on it. My only gripe on this is that the screen does flicker periodically. This irritates the hell out of me because it's a brand new thing I just bought and when I looked up reviews online this is a common problem. It doesn't seem to be a software problem for most people but for me I feel like it is. A lot of people have been complaining that the hardware gets too hot in the minute they put it inside of a freezer in a fridge the cold makes it stop flickering almost immediately. However regardless of the temperature mine seems to flicker at times and it can be distracting but it's not so prominent that it can't be ignored if I'm focusing hard enough. I really hope that Microsoft intends to fix this at some point if not that's why I got the 4-year warranty for if crud like this happens. Absolutely make sure you get a warranty if you can't afford the warranty as far as I'm concerned you can't for the product so make sure you get it it's absolutely detrimental. Especially if you plan on taking it outside or moving it even around your house"
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    #2Microsoft 42L-00001

    Microsoft 42L-00001

    Surface Studio is designed for the creative process. The Ultra-thin 28” PixelSense display gives you a huge canvas for all kinds of work. Use it upright, or draw on it like a drafting table. With the 6th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM. Includes Surface Pen, Keyboard, Mouse and Windows 10 Pro. 

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    Lawrence Duncan
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I have been using this to create my artwork. You can use it like a drafting table. It is very unique. So far the optical drive has worked well for me. "
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    #3Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001

    Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001

    Surface Pro 4 is a 2-in-1 laptop that sports a 12.3-inch PixelSense screen with low glare and high contrast. The laptop also features an Intel Core i7 processor, a 256 GB storage, and an 8 GB memory.

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    Daniel Antonio
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Got this new in the box and other than one brief period between updates when the screen would not respond I have had no problems with this machine. It is blazing fast and the sound quality is really good. I have it paired with a Brydge 12.3 keyboard and would highly recommend that you get this keyboard with the machine. There was a one day delay in between getting the machine and getting the keyboard. While the Surface played clips beautifully, the kickstand made it almost impossible to use in bed and the keyboard kept reverting to the writing interpreter, which was slightly irritating. Once I got the keyboard though, the true experience came to life. The Surface Pro 4 is blazing fast (I got the i7e with 8GB RAM) and has had no loading or freezing issues. The screen is amazingly beautiful and crisp. I have yet to put it through all it's paces and may revisit this review in the future."
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    #4Microsoft Surface Book 2

    Microsoft Surface Book 2

    The Microsoft Surface Book 2 features an Intel Core i7, 16Gb of RAM and an SDD 512 GB. It has a 13.3-inch 3000x2000 PixelSense touchscreen display. It is equipped with a Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card and up to 17 hours of video playback.

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    Jack Ryan
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Microsoft Laptops are a great investment in mobility and efficiency. The Microsoft Surface Book is a powerful device, complete with a USB optical drive."
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    #5Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (4GB)

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (4GB)
    The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with a 6th-gen i5 processor along with its 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. It is thin and light, and is versatile, as the 12.3" touchscreen can be detached for portability.
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    Pablo Huerta
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The surface pro is amazing. I don’t know if this is what you’re looking for, the surface is a combination tablet and laptop. But it’s really good. For a regular laptop look for something else."
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    #6Microsoft Surface Book

    Microsoft Surface Book

    This Microsoft Surface Book has a 6th-gen i7 processor, a 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD and a gaming NVIDIA GeForce GPU. It has a 13.5" touch-screen detachable display that can support a resolution of 3000x2000.

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    Edward Weber
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "NICE"
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    #7Microsoft Surface Book HNR-00001 (15")

    Microsoft Surface Book HNR-00001 (15")

    The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15") is a laptop from Microsoft with 15-inch screen, 8th generation Intel Quad Core i7 Processor, and 256 GB storage capacity. The laptop also has 16 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 GPU.

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    Bruce Hudson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "While I'd love to give this laptop a higher rating and normally I would, because the surface isn't a bad one at all.. I can't, given the topic requested. The unfortunate truth of the matter is, despite its solid specs and durability.. it lacks an optical drive, like most things do in this day and age."
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    #8Microsoft Surface Book CR9-00013

    Microsoft Surface Book CR9-00013

    One of the most powerful devices in its class, this foldable laptop features a surface pen perfect for all your handwritten creations. This way, you will be able to use this laptop both as a tablet and as a regular PC. 

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    Laura Medina
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "In regard to the drawing it is reliable. Software to change images can be tricky."

Summary

Best What are the best Microsoft laptops with USB optical drive
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (12.3")Electronics 14 Paid
2Microsoft 42L-00001Electronics 11 Paid
3Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001Electronics 9 Paid
4Microsoft Surface Book 2Electronics 7 Paid
5Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (4GB)Electronics 6 Paid
6Microsoft Surface BookElectronics 4 Paid
7Microsoft Surface Book HNR-00001 (15")Electronics 3 Paid
8Microsoft Surface Book CR9-00013Electronics 1 Paid
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