Lite-On has announced a new slimline DVD drive aimed at owners of netbooks or ultra-portable laptops that generally lack a built-in drive.
Available from July for a suggested price of £35, the eTDU108 is a compact external DVD-Rom drive that weighs 300g and is entirely USB powered, removing the need to carry an external power supply.
Philips and Lite-On Digital Solutions marketing manager Jelmer Veldman said that many external DVD-Rom drives disappeared from the market once DVD writers appeared, but owners of lightweight systems such as netbooks often find they need to install software from a DVD.
The eTDU108 is rated at 8x for reading DVD media and 24x for CD media, according to the firm.
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