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Samsung introduces world’s thinnest optical drive for tablets

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Samsung introduces world’s thinnest optical drive for tablets
While the world moves toward downloadable content and cloud storage, Samsung is guessing that quite a number of people still have a significant amount of movies and data stored on optical media.  Samsung is looking to bring that media to tablets and ultrabooks by introducing the SE-2188BB – the world’s thinnest optical disc drive.

The drive is 18% thinner and 8% lighter than conventional DVD writers. It utilizes a single USB port to provide both power and data connectivity and measures just 14 millimeters thick.

“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,” Samsung said in a statement.

World's thinnest optical drive

World's thinnest optical drive

The SE-2188BB supports Android Honeycomb version 3.1 or later and can handle a variety of media at high speeds including 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R recording, 5X DVD-RAM recording, 6X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording

This optical drive is available now online and at just $60, it’s a great way to take your old DVDs on the go with you.

source: SlashGear

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posted on 25 Apr 2012, 21:17 16

1. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Aww, I was hoping they'd be integrated into the tablets themselves. That would be true innovation.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 21:30 5

2. Dragonkingamn (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Same, that would make a tablet fully take over a laptop besides playing the power full rpgs and other games. I killed my tablet by plugging in an external CD drive that had its own power source over my otg cable and fried it.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 00:30 2

5. saiki4116 (Posts: 413; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

that makes tablet fat....

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 21:33 2

3. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

ALRIGHT! I was waiting for something like this, I just picked up an Archos 9 PC tablet and was in the market for an optical drive. This will do perfect!

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 22:02 2

4. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

its actually only $50 on sammy's website

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 04:17

6. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

unless u can compromise on the waistline you wont see this integrated on tablets, oh wait, they can integrate this inside keyboard docks. ya

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 05:52

7. valapsp (Posts: 562; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

So Android tablets can take DVD drives? That's cool. I knew that they can handle USB input but not DVD readers.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 06:27

8. mercorp (Posts: 1045; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

do you want to carry a brick tablet with a blu-ray drive?
like if yes,dislike if no.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 08:14

9. jibraihimi (Posts: 772; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

All manufacturers should at least try to squeeze optical drives in the Ultrabooks.........

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