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July 21, 2010

Plextor PX-B120U BD-ROM only $100!

plextor-px-b120us.jpgThe next time I'm looking around for a laptop, I'll make sure it has the guts to handle one of these. The Plextor PX-B120U is a BD-ROM drive not only capable of playing back Blu-ray discs from your laptop, but also burning blank DVDs and CDs. The impressive bit is that it's 100% USB-powered and when connected to the upcoming Plexmedia, the PX-B120U can be converted into a living room-based Blu-ray machine. Did I mention it's only a completely (it seems) reasonable $99.99?

Check out the full press release after the jump.

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Plextor Announces the New PX-B120U USB-Powered External BD ROM


PX-B120U lets users enjoy high-definition and 3D movies on the go

(Fremont, CA - July 20, 2010) - Plextor (www.plextor.com), a leading brand of high-performance digital media solutions, announces the new PX-B120U external BD-ROM. The PX-B120U was first introduced at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan in June and is now available for purchase in the U.S.

The PX-B120U is a USB-powered external Blu-ray Disc playback device that allows users to watch high-definition movies on any Blu-ray capable PC or notebook*. The device comes bundled with Cyberlink -high-quality Blu-ray and DVD playback software that provides a full Blu-ray experience in 3D, including the ability to upscale standard videos to HD-like and 3D-like visual quality.

"Blu-ray has become the media player of choice for consumers and we wanted to provide a versatile solution to our customers," said Christine Hsing, Marketing Manager at Plextor. "The PX-B120U is great for on-the-go viewing and can also serve as the Blu-ray player at home. It's a great all around solution for anyone's Blu-ray needs."

Its compact, slender design makes the PX-B120U easy to transport in existing cases or bags without adding extra bulk. There's no need to carry an additional AC adapter or other cables. Also, the top-load design makes it easy to open from any angle even with minimal space. The drive's external design features a unique ripple pattern and a smooth, gloss texture finish.

When connected via USB cable, the four-speed mechanism provides smooth Blu-ray playback. It also provides extensive support to multiple media formats; including DVD+ /- R, DVD +/-RW, DVD +/- R DL, DVD-RAM and CD-R.

Additionally, when the PX-B120U is connected to Plextor's soon-to-be-released media player, PlexMedia, it can also function as a living room Blu-ray player. The ability to use it permanently at home, or take it with you, makes it a truly versatile drive.

Plextor's PX-B120U external BD-ROM is available now in the U.S. with an MSRP of $99.99. For more information, please visit www.plextor.com

*Note: System must meet certain requirements for BD playback

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Posted by Justin Davey at July 21, 2010 8:25 AM

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