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Should You Buy an LG Optical Disc Drive?

Matthew
Updated 02 October 2020
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should you buy an LG Optical Disc Drive?

LG is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and tumble dryers.

We've collated all the key information on LG optical disc drives in this handy guide. We've analysed 240+ user and expert reviews and 2 awards from hundreds of different review sites on 190+ optical disc drives to impartially compare each optical disc drive brand.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of popular optical disc drives and start at $30 for the GH24NSC0 which is an internal optical disc drive, an optical disc drive that has a slot disc loader loading and an optical disc drive that has a dvd super multi Optical drive type and go up to $60 for the GP70NS50 which is an external optical disc drive, an optical disc drive that has a slot loading and an optical disc drive that has a dvd Optical drive type. The average price of a new LG optical disc drive is $4.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of popular optical disc drives.

Is LG the Best Optical Disc Drive Brand?

So are LG optical disc drives any good? We give every optical disc drive a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all optical disc drives we are able to impartially rank all the optical disc drive brands.

LG is ranked the No. 1 best optical disc drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the actually best optical disc drive brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
47 reviews
#2
Asus
Taiwan
95%
95%
172 reviews
#3
Buffalo
80%
80%
1 review
#4
HP
United States
77%
77%
0 reviews
#5
Lenovo
China
71%
71%
0 reviews
#6
DELL
United States
70%
70%
0 reviews
#7
Transcend
68%
68%
2 reviews
#8
Apple
67%
67%
0 reviews
#9
Pioneer
63%
63%
0 reviews
#10
Verbatim
63%
63%
0 reviews

Let's look at how LG optical disc drives compare to the other optical disc drive brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All optical disc drive Brands
LG Optical Disc Drives

There's a wide selection of LG optical disc drives available compared to other optical disc drive brands, with 20 LG optical disc drives currently on the market in the US. LG also have better reviews than the typical optical disc drive brand, with the average rating of a LG optical disc drive being 70%.

LG optical disc drives tend to be cheaper than most other optical disc drive brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Optical Disc Drives
Average Price
$44
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $129
Price Distribution of All Optical Disc Drives
No. Of Optical Disc Drives
Average Price
$4
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $119
Price Distribution of LG Optical Disc Drives

What Do the LG Optical Disc Drive Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every LG optical disc drive to work out the average distribution of reviews for LG and then compared this to the other optical disc drive brands.

5 stars
30
4 stars
6
3 stars
2
2 stars
2
1 star
1
LG has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its optical disc drives than most other brands.

Over 88% of user reviews for LG optical disc drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 87% across all optical disc drive brands.

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Optical Disc Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for LG optical disc drives. This means that LG has more awards for its optical disc drives than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by LG to other popular optical disc drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

LG has more awards for its optical disc drives than any other brand.

Compare all award winning optical disc drives

Number of Awards LG
hardware.info logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
Total
2

How Reliable Are LG Optical Disc Drives?

We checked 240+ reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG optical disc drives. 80% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG optical disc drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

80% of reviewers think LG optical disc drives are reliable.

So, most people think that LG optical disc drives are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for LG optical disc drives that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

My 2017 17" HP Envy has a built in optical drive
Bestbuy.com
the casing is a rugged grey plastic
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Like something inside is broken
Newegg.com
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