The external cd-rom drives that connect to the printer port work for both desktop and laptop computers. Likewise, the USB based external cdrom drives work for both laptops and desktops as long as you have a USB port on your computer. The PCMCIA based external cd-rom drives are primarily for laptops. If you need internal cd-rom drives for laptops, they are in a separate section called internal cd-rom drives for laptops.
If we don't have the external cdrom drive that you need, e-mail us and we will try to get it for you.