ASUS Continues to Innovate in Optical Disk Drive Design

August 26, 2010 // 9:35 a.m.

Maximizes DVD Read and Write Functionality while Minimizing Physical Device Footprint with the New Extreme Slim External DVD-RW Drive



The new Extreme Slim External DVD-RW from ASUS combines attractive aesthetics with the advanced optical media features demanded by portable PC users in a single slim, USB-powered package.



Perfect for Mobility

Marking a departure from the bulky and bland appearance of typical external optical drives, the Extreme Slim External DVD-RW continues the emphasis placed by ASUS on innovative design. The extremely thin and compact squared form factor offers a refreshing take on this class of accessory, revitalizing the work and play spaces of PC users with a fun, easy to carry device.



It makes optical media accessible and effortless, fitting easily into any bag. The Extreme Slim External DVD-RW offers a high degree of portability, with its 14mm profile and lightweight construction. This extends full DVD read and write data and content handling to any Windows PC, being particularly helpful to users of netbooks, as those computers often do not have a built-in optical drive.



Slim and Practical

Despite its compact form factor, the Extreme Slim External DVD-RW delivers a full range of optical media functions and uncompromising reliability. It has DVD and CD read and write with support for every major format. It is constructed with brushed aluminium throughout, lending the device a sleek, stylish look.



Instant Simplicity

To complement its compactness and high degree of portability, the Extreme Slim External DVD-RW uses a USB 2.0 interface that works with any Windows PC through instant plug and play. No drivers or installation are required, and the device forgoes a clutter-causing power adapter. It gets power directly from the PC through the included USB cable, making it easy to use on the go even in environments where space is at a premium.



Specifications

Model number


90-XB1300DR00010-

Max writing speed


DVD-RAM 5X / DVD±R 8X

DVD+R DL 6X / DVD+RW 8X

DVD-R DL 6X / DVD-RW 6X

CD-R 24X / CD-RW 16X

Max reading speed


DVD-RAM 5X / DVD+RW 8X

DVD±R DL 4X / DVD-RW 8X

DVD±R 8X

CD-R 24X / CD-RW 24X

Operating system


Genuine Windows 2000 Professional/Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

Interface


USB 2.0

Buffer memory


1MB

Weight


320 grams

Dimensions


141 x 143 x 14 millimetres

Package contents


ASUS Extreme Slim External DVD-RW Drive (with USB Y-split cable)

Quick start guide

Product features and specifications may change without prior notice. Please check www.asus.com for further details.



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About ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s bestselling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion.
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