I was partly joking. My hardware things on my desks weigh tons actually. 100 grams less per each would save tons of my precious calories otherwise could be spent to play with my daughter! During the past several weeks, I had to move three 29-inch CRT monitors/TVs multiple times, sometimes with just toes and a few fingers. Where raw materials, space, energy, etc. are sparce and expensive, people tend to become more concerned about weight and size. Lighter and smaller is better. Just a little more space in downtown Seoul means literally millions which in turn means expenditure of thousands per month when I earn zero to minus. In the coming months, I will most likely discard most of what I have now and get lighter and smaller things instead. Problem’s how to do it most cost-effectively. Even 17-inch LCD monitors are too big and heavy at the moment. Small units cost about US$200, weigh 3kg or more, and use 30-watt power. Smaller things like miniSD memory, flat-panel display units, processors meant for portable computers, MD, and even small cars have been more popular in Tokyo and Seoul than in most other centers of population with 10K + income per month. Lite-On’s smaller form factor does appeal as well. Big computer cases are less popular than “Mini” cases.
But what I actually meant was that other changes or improvements or specifications didn’t seem interesting to me. On the specification pages, most drives look alike.
From my sources, Verbatim 2x DVD-R is coming locally, but I’m not interested because Verbatim / Mitsubishi 2.4x DVD+R DL that I first got nearly one year ago can be used for 6x burning already with the latest TSST, Pioneer, and Plextor drives.