To keep the Actius MM10 superslim, Sharp left out an internal optical or floppy drive. The company sells $99 external USB floppy, $229 CD-ROM and $299 DVD/CD-RW drives separately. For a limited time, online buyers receive a DVD/ CD-RW drive free (one notebook per order). Although the Actius MM10 does not necessarily require one of these drives for general use, companies will have to at least have a drive on hand for the installation of software, or theyll have to install applications over one of this units network connections.The system ships with a synchronization application called SharpSync that enables users to automatically synchronize files and folders between the Actius MM10 and a second machine when the Actius MM10 is placed in its cradle. Senior Analyst Jason Brooks can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Actius MM10 comes equipped with a connection cradle that charges the unit and, through an included USB cradle, makes the hard drive in the Actius MM10 available to another machine as a removable USB drive.