Sony Australia has announced significant price drops for its two internal desktop Blu-ray drives, the BWU200S and the BDUX10S. The new suggested retail price for the BWU200S is $599 (including GST), which is 30 per cent cheaper than its previous asking price of $899. The RRP of the BDUX10S has dropped from $299 to $249 (including GST), a saving of $50. The new pricing for both products is effective as of yesterday (16 June).
The Sony BWU200S is an internal SATA Blu-ray burner, and one of only a few Blu-ray drives in Australia that records to both 50GB and 25GB BD-R (write once) and BD-RE (rewritable) discs. It also records to 4.7 GB DVD+R/+RW/-R/-RW/-RAM, 8.5GB DVD+R/-R Dual Layer, and CD-R/-RW discs. Up to 4 hours of 1080 HD video can be stored on a single dual layer 50G BD disc. Cyberlink's DVD/Blu-ray software suite is included in the sales package, allowing you to author BD and DVD discs as well as perform general disc burning for BD/DVD/CD. The box also includes a free 50GB BD-R disc and all required cabling.
The Sony BDUX10S is an internal SATA BD-ROM drive offering BD/DVD/CD disc playback. The drive features a Serial ATA (SATA) interface and standard 5.25in form factor for easy installation on desktop PCs running Windows Vista or Windows XP operating systems. CyberLink's PowerDVD BD Edition is also included.
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