Samsung introduces world’s thinnest optical drive for tablets

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.

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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9 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

2. Dragonkingamn

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

5. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

that makes tablet fat....

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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!

4. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

its actually only $50 on sammy's website

6. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 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

7. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

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

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

9. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

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