Plextor Japan plans to ship next month, a new external combo recorder with the codename PX-208U. The drive supports 8x writing, 8x re-writing, 24x reading (CD) and 8x reading (DVD) making it an alternative solution for the already known TEAC CD-285PU.
24x reading (CD)
8x reading (DVD)
USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible
Retail package will include Nero Express, InCD and PowerDVD XP 4.0
The drive is expected to hit the Japanese market early July at the price of 32.000 Yen ($260). Plextor's European division doesn't plan to release the PX-208PU in Europe...