Since most Ultrabooks have dropped off optical drives from their blueprint, the Samsung SE-218BB external DVD writer could present itself as a viable companion for notebooks of this sort. This device can be hooked onto a computer via USB, which serves for AV connectivity and power supply purposes.
Besides being slim, the company states that the drive is designed to be eco-friendly. It’s crafted with a lead-free soldering technology which has apparently been rid of various harmful materials including Pb, cr+6, cd, Hg, PBDE and PBBs. Built around a compact form factor that measures just about 14mm in height, the drive is said to be 18% sleeker than conventional DVD writers and 8% lighter than previous ones churned out by Samsung.
“With its ultra small footprint, consumers will appreciate the SE-218BB sleek drive as an ideal companion for Ultrabook users that quickly connects and is USB powered to access content wherever they are,” commented Maverick Choi, ODD senior manager, Samsung Semiconductor. “Through its AV connectivity mode, the drive is also ideal for Tablet PC users that want to view or hear content from a disc.”
Where capabilities are concerned, users should be able to access content from different types of optical discs and even write files to most of them at variable speeds. They include the 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R recording, 5X DVD-RAM, 6X DVD+R Dual Layer, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer, 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW. The ODD is compatible with most major operating systems like Windows and Mac as well as Android tablets which are equipped with a full-sized USB port, running the Honeycomb OS or above.
The Samsung SE-218BB price amounts to $59.99 and it’s available for purchase worldwide through online retail outlets.