updated 12:50 pm EDT, Mon October 1, 2001
MCE today added a DVD/CDRW combo drive and DVD decoder PC card for the Apple PowerBook G3 Series – 1998 ("Wall Street") to its Xcarét Pro line of expansion bay devices.
addition, MCE has announced a separately available DVD Decoder CardBus Card, required in order to decode and playback DVD movies, for those customers who may not already own one. The "Xcarét Pro DVD/CDRW Combo Drive" and the "DVD Decoder CardBus Card" is designed for the Apple PowerBook G3 Series – 1998 (Wall Street), while the $100 "DVD Decoder CardBus Card" is also designed for use with Apple PowerBook G3 Series – 1999 (Bronze/Lombard) 333MHz machines that do not have built-in DVD decoder hardware. The $50 DVD/CDRW Combo Drive writes to CD-R media at 4x, to CD-RW media at 4x, reads DVD’s at 6x, and reads CD-ROMs at 24x. Both items are Limited Editions and are available now in limited quantities for a limited time only.