I ask this because I am clueless on PC/console architecture
Could the space used for an optical drive be used to house more memory or better processors. I say this because my laptop disc player died and I am using a USB external optical drive through USB3 and I see no real difference in performance the few times I have had to use it - mainly for CDs. Could we theoretically have a optical - less console with the option to use an external drive for the old physical disks?
Are Microsoft doing this with their new consoles? Could laptops without optical drives use that space to make them more powerful?