It is not often we see announcements regarding external DVD writers. Optical media is much less popular as it was even a few years ago. Well ASUS has a new External DVD writer in their SDRW-08U5S-U. This portable optical drive is the thinnest form factor in its class at 13mm. There is a hidden stand that allows you to have the drive in either horizontal or vertical placement. The drive will be available in Mellow Metallic, Dusty Rose, and Bright Berry color options.