Lite-On has unveiled the eTAU108 - a slimline, external DVD writer.

Ideal for netbooks or ultraportable that do not come with a built-in optical drive, the top-loading device weighs less than 350g and can be connected to a laptop or PC via USB 2.0.

Available in black or white, the eTAU108 offers a write speed of up to 8x and doesn't need a fixed power source. Instead it draws power from the device it's attached to via USB. The connecting cable can be stored in the area underneath the drive when it is not in use.

Available from September, the Lite-On eTAU108 is priced at £38.


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