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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: August 29, 2009 @ 11:53 am

    Tech Tools: LG External DVD Writer

    Ciara O'Brien

    Netbooks may be great for carrying around, but sometimes the trade-off between portability and functionality is a little too inconvenient.

    One of the main annoyances is the lack of optical drives, making it more difficult to install software, for example.

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    LG’s portable DVD writer solves this problem. The GP08NU10 is a slimline, light- weight external optical drive that reads data at speeds of up to 8x from CDs and DVDs and allows you to burn discs and back up data on the move.

    It is portable enough not to cancel out the benefits of a netbook.

    Powered by USB, it can be used on the road easily.

    The drive also supports SecureDisc, which makes it possible to protect certain discs, and LightScribe, which allows users to label discs directly.

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