When tablets, slates and ultrabooks first launched a few years ago, the lack of a DVD drive were a problem for some. Those who are users of the MacBook Air may have bought a Superdrive for the same reason, we’re just not quite in the era when we can do without an optical drive just yet. This week, Samsung launched the latest, ultrathin and very elegantly designed Samsung SE-218BB, at just 14mm thick, its also 8% lighter than your average external DVD drive.
Samsung has launched the SE-218BB with ‘universal compatibility’ in mind, as it supports Windows 7, Linux and Mac OS and get this, it will also work with your Android tablet if the tablet features a full sized USB port, running Android 3.1 Honeycomb and above. Writing speeds and data media types include: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R recording, 5X DVD-RAM recording, 6X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording.
The world’s thinnest external DVD writer – Samsung SE218BB is now available worldwide and comes with a pricetag of $59.99 (in the US).
[via Geeky Gadgets]