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Samsung Introduces World's Thinnest Optical Disc Drive for Ultrabooks and Tablets

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, announced today its new slim external DVD writer, the SE-218BB optical disc drive (ODD) that sets the industry standard for ultra portable drives.

Built to accompany a new generation of ultrabook and slim laptop designs, the SE-218BB features a compact size that is 18% thinner than conventional DVD writers and is the world's thinnest external optical disc drive with a 14 mm height. The drive is 8% lighter than Samsung's conventional DVD writer and built to accommodate today's mobile lifestyle.

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Interesting. Makes me wonder though if they integrate it Into the ultrathin/ultra slim notebooks will their battery life go down?
 
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..........Who cares to make it 18% thinner if its external are you really going to notice the difference?