Lite-On is to knock 15 per cent off the price of its internal Blu-ray Disc writer, the LH-2B1S, in a bid to boost the popularity of the next-gen optical disc format in Europe.
Right now, the drive retails in Europe for around €649 ($895/£437), Lite-On said. But it expects that to fall €100 to €539 ($757/£370), "in the near future".
The drive can write BD-R and BD-RE media at 2x speeds, the current standard, and can burn both single-layer (25GB) and dual-layer (50GB) discs. It also writes CD and DVD media.