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Tuesday, January 08, 2008
 CES: LG Unveiling New Blu-Ray Drives
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Message Text: LG has introduced three "Super Multi Blue" Blu-ray Disc Rewriters and a new super slim optical drive as part of its expanded 2008 information technology (IT) product portfolio.

The products are on display at the 2008 International CES.

LG Electronics is showcasing two new internal and an external dual-format "Super Multi Blue" Blu-ray and HD DVD compatible drives. All units feature LightScribe disc labelling technology. The new optical drives are compatible with Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD read/write and HD-DVD-ROM.

These models include:

The GGW-H20LI features both Blu-ray disc read and write capabilities, and HD DVD playback compatibility. The unit has a 6x recording speed of Blu-ray Discs - it takes only about 16 minutes to burn a full single layer BD-R disc (25GB), compared with 23-24 minutes for 4x recording and 46-47 minutes for 2x recording. The unit records up to 0GB of data, equivalent to approximately 4-1/2 hours of high-definition video or 22 hours of standard definition video (on a dual layer 50GB BD-R/BD-RE recordable media). Other features include:

- 6x BD-R/2x BD-RE read compatible
- 3x HD DVD read compatible
- DVD+RW/-RW recording speed to 16x recording
- This unit is currently available for $399

The GGC-H20LI has Blu-ray disc and HD DVD playback compatibility. Other features include:

- 6x BD-R/2x BD-RE read compatible
- 3x HD DVD read compatible
- 16x recording speed of DVD+RW/-RW
- 32x recording speed of CD-R/RW
- Serial ATA interface
- This unit is currently available for $299

The GGW-E10L is an external "Super Multi Blue" drive that reads and writes Blu-ray discs, and has HD DVD playback capabilities. The unit features a 6x recording speed of Blu-ray Discs, and a 3x read speed of HD DVDs. Other features include:

- 6x BD-R/2x BD-RE read compatible
- 3x HD DVD read compatible
- DVD+RW/-RW recording speed to 16x recording.
- Sleek black and white casing

LG Electronics is also showcasing its new GSA-E50L, a slim portable external drive that integrates USB BUS Power, enabling it to burn DVDs and CDs without needing an AC power adapter. The unit has up to 8x DVD+R and DVD-R write speeds, and 24x CD-R and CD-RW write speeds in addition to 8.5GB double layer recording. The unit will be available in Q1 2008.
 
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