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Samsung Ships Slim External DVD Writer for Laptops and Netbooks

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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-S084D optical disk drive (ODD), is now available worldwide.

Featuring a sleek design with a stylish metallic centerline, the SE-S084D won an iF Product Award Design, which is one of the world’s top three leading design awards, sponsored out of Hannover, Germany. The SE-S084D features a rounded shape and is available in seven colors. Its compact size is 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than conventional DVD writers to accommodate today’s active mobile lifestyle.

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For laptops, hell I'd buy this to sit on my desktop "wish it was Bluray", one thing i like about Samsung is they have good quality, their external Story drives are gorgeous.
 

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i do like the looks, good for use in netbooks with no internal drive.
 

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i like the asus drives better had both sammy and asus but this one looks very nice...with USB3 will we see external blu-ray for the HD capable netbooks?
 

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i like the asus drives better had both sammy and asus but this one looks very nice...with USB3 will we see external blu-ray for the HD capable netbooks?
bluray has enough bandwidth over USB2.0, the problem is that the encryption/security doesnt seem to always work. (i've got one here with e-sata and USB2.0, and while the disks read, sometimes the softawre complains and wont play the movie over USB)
 
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Though i'd sometimes want that netbooks vendors would built in such DVD drives. I mean with some re-organization, such drive could be used inside any netbook. But then again, i only need drive for games that require DVD to be in the drive. Using Alcohol 52% solves that, you just have to make the CD/DVD image on other computer and deliver it via USB device.