Toshiba announces SD-R1512, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive

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Toshiba just send us a press release in which they announce a new CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive, model number SD-R1512. The new drive features 48x CD-R recording speeds, 48x CD-ROM read…

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Damn, that is one dear combo drive. I live in the UK and that works out to approx 80 odd pound, I can get a Liteon combo here for around 35 pound. I could even buy the NEC 8 speed DVD writer for 72 pound, have Toshiba lost the plot?