Samsung Launches External DVD Writer for Netbooks
Buy an external optical drive, of course. Samsung hopes you'll be drawn to its new SE-S084F extneral DVD writer, which the company promises will be on store shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.
"Weighing less than one pound and available in five distinct colors, the Samsung SE-S084F DVD Writer was built for netbook and mini PC users, who require the flexibility of a smaller device, but do not want to sacrifice the benefits of an optical disc drive," said John Suh, director of OMS sales, optical disc drive division for Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. "For ultimate portability, the DVD writer offers customers high-performance reading and writing functions directly from a USB power source, removing the need for an AC adaptor or power cables."
Samsung says the new drive is both smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the SE-084C. Media speeds come rated as follows:
- 24X CD-ROM
- 24X CD-RW
- 8X DVD±R
- 5X DVD-RAM
- 6XDVD±R DL
- 6X DVD-R DL
- 8X DVD±RW
Look for the SE-S084F to sell for $60.