At Akihabara market in Japan you can already buy Pioneer´s new DVR-K15/SP (DVR-K15/1 code), the first slim multi-format DVD burner with DVD-R DL support. The price is set to ¥14,980 (~$145).
Novelty´s speed formula is 4x DVD±R DL / 8x DVD±R / 8x DVD+RW / 6x DVD-RW / 24x CD-R / 24xCD-RW. The package includes PowerProducer3, PowerDVD6, Power2Go4 and InstantBurn software.
Besides, late in March a similar USB 2.0/1.1 external optical drive will be available from IOData under the name of DVRP-UP8AS. It price is expected to be ¥26,400 (about $253).
Source: Akiba PC
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