With netbooks and ultra-lightweight notebooks like the Sony Vaio X becoming increasingly popular, the need for an external CD/DVD writer is more than ever. Transcend, a global leader in storage and multimedia products, today introduced its first portable CD/DVD writer, offering customers a slim and stylish choice to go with these laptops.
No external power adapter is needed for the gadget, as the CD/DVD writer is entirely USB powered, drawing its electric power directly from the computer’s USB ports.
“As notebook computers become increasingly smaller and lighter, built-in CD or DVD drives and writers are often not included. Transcend’s new 8X slim portable CD/DVD writer was created specifically for use with compact notebooks, and features an ultra-thin and sleek design, making it stylish, compact and easy to carry around. Whether relaxing at home or traveling abroad, notebook users now have the freedom to enjoy DVD movies, install essential software or create data backup discs anytime, anywhere,” said Mr. Austin Huang, Regional Head - Sales, SAARC & APAC, Transcend.
The CD/DVD writer comes bundled with a full-featured copy of the powerful media writing software CyberLink Power2Go, and also includes a bonus 30-day trial version of CyberLink’s MediaShow. With these easy-to-use software tools, users can burn music, data, video and even bootable discs in a variety of CD and DVD formats, including CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM. The device also allows one to compile, arrange, and produce media files with a simple and straightforward software interface.
Users planning to upgrade to Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 7, can also rest assured that Transcend’s all-new CD/DVD writer is fully prepared. Having completely passed Windows 7 compatibility testing, the drive is guaranteed to work with both current and future systems.
With up to 8X DVD and 24X CD write speeds, plus support for the latest dual layer recordable DVD media formats, Transcend’s CD/DVD writer is now available for Rs. 4,300.