Asus Reveals Snazzy SBW-06C2X-U 3D Blu-ray Writer - HotHardware
Asus Reveals Snazzy SBW-06C2X-U 3D Blu-ray Writer

Asus Reveals Snazzy SBW-06C2X-U 3D Blu-ray Writer

The wide open worlds of 3D and Blu-ray are combining, and it's Asus that's bringing the two closer than ever. The company's new SBW-06C2X-U is a 3D Blu-ray writer, fully supporting BDXL, 6x Blu-ray writes, Blu-ray 3D playback, 2D-to-3D conversions, DVD upscaling to 1080p HD, 5.1 channel Dolby EX and DTS-HD and the ability to even play nice with Mac machines -- which cannot be ordered with Blu-ray from the factory, strangely enough.

The device can be used upright or horizontal, and the sleek black form factor is certainly nice to look at. The unit is aimed at those who need to archive massive amounts of data, with the ability to burn up to 100GB on BD-R(TL), and 128GB of BD-R(QL). There's no word on a price just yet, but you can bet there will be some sort of price premium baked in for all of its good looks.
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It's an update to the Asus External Optical disc player line. First came out with DVD (popular with accessory for the Asus Netbook line), then moved to Blu Ray and now it supports 3D Blu Ray.

If the casing design remains the same then the stand is removable. It's usually a glossy finish, so hopefully they'll seel it in white as well as black like they did with the previous versions. Otherwise it's a fingerprint magnet...

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