Blu-ray drive

Not that we'd judge who ultimately wins the HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray battle by which of the two competitors get their beige-box OEM drives to market first, but you've got to appreciate Pioneer's BRD-101A. The drive hits up dual-layer DVD±R/RWs, and, of course, the next gen optical format—but not CDs, oddly. Guess that third laser was just too much. Still, something tells us this thing's going to cost slightly more than most white-label devices.

[Via Akihabara News]

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Pioneer's BRD-101A white-label Blu-ray burner