updated 11:25 am EDT, Wed July 30, 2003
MCE today announced an internal 2x DVD-Recordable drive for the PowerBook G4. The also reads and writes with true drag and drop, random-access functionality to 4.7GB single-sided or 9.4GB double-sided DVD-RAM media at up to 2x speed. It also offes 16x/8x/24x CD-RW speeds and reads DVD-ROM discs at up to 8x speed. The drive is bundled with Mac DVD authoring and CD burning software and is expected to begin shipping in quantity on August 18 for $350. Installation must be handled by MCE Technologies or by an MCE Technologies Authorized Upgrade Center.