Do you have an aging laptop that's adequate for most uses but needs a CD-ROM, especially to load software? The Backpack Bantam from Micro Solutions (800 890-7227 or 815 756-3411) may be for you. The Bantam is an external CD-ROM drive that installs easily on a laptop running any version of Windows. The connection, through a printer port, slows things down, but only on some action games will you notice. It comes in two models, a basic $299 version and a $349 model that upgrades Win95 laptops that lack built-in sound systems.
Updated Dec. 11, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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