updated 01:10 pm EDT, Wed May 7, 2003
MCE has released a DVD-R/RW video authoring and data solution for Apple's PowerBook (FireWire) and PowerBook G3 Series – 1999 (Bronze/Lombard) machines. The includes Macintosh DVD-authoring software for the creation of DVD-Video discs, playable in most home and computer DVD players, in addition to software for burning data DVDs of 4.7GB and CDs of up to 700MB. The drive fits into the PowerBook’s right-side expansion bay slot. It writes/rewrites to DVD-RW media at 1X speed, writes to standard CD-R media at 16X speed, and writes/rewrites to CD-RW media at 10X speed. The drive reads standard DVD-ROM media at 8X speed, reads CD-ROM media at 24X speed, and reads data stored on DVD-RAM discs at 2X speed. The drive is $450.