I think the lack of USB 2 on the A9 justifies a change of case design to accomodate and internal optical device such as a CDRW or DVD/DVD RAM drive. Also it would make the computer look much neater when using an optical device, when sat on ones desk, rather than having a seperate external optical device which results in a seperate power cable and USB cable.
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