The TDK 440N Indi DVD is a competent multimode drive that's best for burning movies. Those seeking superior overall performance and a bit more polish should turn to the Sony DRU-500AX.
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The Pocket DVD-RW's hefty price and slow speeds make it practical for only serious travelers where space is at a premium.
If you need an external DVD burner and can live with a somewhat rocky installation process, the Backpack's fast 4X performance will serve your purposes.
The SD-R5002 reads DVDs well, but for critical DVD write/rewrite speeds, it can't keep pace with newer drives.
If you absolutely need a CD-RW/DVD-RW drive, the LaCie DVD/CD Rewritable will work, but you may want to wait for prices to come down on this new technology.
Do you own a couple of 128GB Blu-ray discs that need some content? Check out this new little powerful portable disc writer.
Hewlett-Packard has stopped selling the Envy 13, one of the last 13-inch models from a top-tier PC maker originally conceived as a response to the MacBook Air.