Generally, a new optical disk drive is nothing to write home about, but how about one that’s specifically purposed for tablets and Ultrabooks? That’s the pitch Samsung is selling for its SE-218BB DVD / CD writer, which the company claims is the world’s thinnest external ODD — because what better to go with your svelte computing devices than more pluggable doohickeys? Cynicism aside, Samsung says this $60 add-on is just 14mm tall, “18 percent thinner than conventional DVD writers” and eight percent less weighty than its standard DVD ODD. The bus-powered unit connects via USB, and it’ll work with Macs, PCs and devices running Android 3.1 and up. Oddly fascinated? The drive is currently on sale worldwide if you’re willing carry it along with you. You’ll find full details in the press release after the break.
Samsung intros ‘world’s thinnest’ external DVD writer, tries to convince you to pack it with your tablet originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:08:00 EST.