LG has unveiled the new BP40NS20 Slim Portable Blu-ray Writer on the European Market, it’s an ultra slim portable Blu-ray burner that comes with the ability to write to multiple formats of Blu-ray discs such as D-R, BD-RE, BD-R DL, BD-RE DL at up to 6x. The drive uses a USB 2.0 interface and other than the ability to write, the BP40NS20 will also playback 3D Blu-ray Discs and BDXL.
Other than the formats listed about, it is compatible with writing to DVD+/-R at up to 8x, DVD-RW at 6x and DVD+R at 8x, DVD-RAM at 5x as well as CD-R and CD-RW at 24x. It comes equipped with the LightScribe technology support which enables the user to burn customized labels onto a special coated LightScribe discs, creating a fully personalized disc. The drive is pretty compact at 160 x 22 x 153mm and only weighs 380g.
LG has already starting shipping units on the market, it was recently listed on Amazon and it goes for $142 per unit.