I want to give an older parent a replacement computer. It would be used for internet/youtube, email, Word, DVD playback and backing up CDs. I've already identified the Compaq 100B as a great choice, in part because of the small size.
But one thing I'm concerned about is the sideways mounting of the DVD drive in this model and a number of other ultra slim case designs. Since it's not slot loading I just don't grasp how it works in the vertical orientation. Does the tower need to be placed on its side like a desktop, or is there some trick to it?