Transcend today introduced its 8X slim portable CD/DVD writer, which at just 13.9 mm high, is currently the thinnest external CD/DVD writer on the market.
Transcend's new USB-powered drive has been designed to complement the new breed of Ultrabooks that do not feature a built-in disc drive and offers around 44% weight savings over standard external optical drives.
The CD/DVD writer comes bundled with a copy of the media writing software CyberLink Power2Go, and also includes a bonus 30-day trial version of CyberLink's MediaShow.
Transcend's Slim CD/DVD writer is fully compatible with Windows 7 and also supports Windows Vista/XP and Mac OS. It is offering up to 8X DVD and 24X CD write speeds, plus support for the dual layer recordable DVD media formats and it is currently available for a suggested price of US$59.