The SE-218BB is an external DVD writer aimed at tablet and ultrabook users, connecting via a single USB port.
"With its ultra small footprint, consumers will appreciate the SE-218BB sleek drive as an ideal companion for ultrabook users that quickly connects and is USB powered to access content wherever they are," said Maverick Choi, ODD senior manager, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
"Through its AV connectivity mode, the drive is also ideal for Tablet PC users that want to view or hear content from a disc."
The device measures in at 14mm in height, and is allegedly 18% thinner and 8% lighter than traditional external DVD drives. It will be compatible with all major operating systems, including Windows 7 and Mac OS, as well as tablet PCs running Android Honeycomb 3.1 or above.
The SE-218BB DVD writer is now available worldwide.