External DVD/CD drives are nothing new, but over the past year they have been becoming a little more popular. This is probably because of the increased sales in netbooks and slim laptops. I do prefer a small, slim notebook to a larger one and honestly I rarely use an optical drive. But there are some things you just need an optical drive for, like OS installs and making audio CD’s. Lite-On has sent us a very slim 8x USB DVD/CD writer to check out, the eNAU608. Let’s take a look and see if it is the perfect drive for your netbook or slim laptop.
I visited the suite of Phillips and Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) to see the company’s Plextor and Lite-On products for the new year. First is the eNAU608, Lite-On’s “most personalized drive”. It’s an external, slim, USB 8x DVD writer with LightScribe and LabelTag functionality. Users can swap out inserts inside the top area in order to identify the drive as theirs. They can also print their own using packaged software. The drive is available now for $59.