Conclusion: Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: The Sony DRX-S70U-W was able to burn all our tested CD-R media with excellent/very good quality.. The Sony DRX-S70U-W wrote our tested DVD+R/RW media with very good/excellent quality. The software bundle is also of a high standard and should provide all the essential tools for burning CD and DVD media. Reading performance and reliability was excellent.
Pros: Generally good/excellent DVD±R/RW writing quality., Generally excellent CD-R writing quality., Sleek and stylish design., Excellent reading reliability., Supports 8x/6x DVD+RW/-RW writing speeds., Excellent build quality., Supports BitSetting (BookType DVD-ROM) on DVD+R DL., Good community support here at MyCE.com., Good software bundle., Small size and portable., Read and writes to Mini DVD Recordable media.
Cons: DVD+R DL writing quality could be better., DVD+RW writing quality could be improved., Requires mains power to operate., DVD-Video riplocked.
Conclusion: With the boost in sales of Netbooks over last year or so many people are finding that the lack of optical drive is a bit of a hindrance. The Sony DRX-S70U-W is available for less than €60 and makes a perfect match next to your new netbook.