Panasonic has officially started sending out samples of their world thinnest Blu-ray disc drive to computer manufacturers. The 9.5 mm high drive allows for even smaller integration into PCs than was previously available, but is still only being sent on a sample basis.
These drives aren’t only limited to Blu-ray. The new Panasonic drives also offer DVD Super Multi Drive function with 8x writing on DVD-R/+Rs. Panasonic will also be showing off this device at CES 2008 in Las Vegas. — Andrew Dobrow