Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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ASUS BW-12B1LT INTERNAL 12X BLU-RAY WRITER INTRODUCTION
The rewritable DVD drive has been a staple of desktop PC's for years, but as Blu-Ray becomes more prevalent there are more options for users ready to upgrade to an internal BD rewritable drive. Asus has sent the Tweaknews labs their BW-12B1LT Blu-Ray writer, and its advertised 12x BD-R write speed is among the fastest currently on the market. Asus is one of the most well known companies in the enthusiast community and having reviewed many of the products before, I'm setting the bar pretty high on this drive. Let's test it out and see what it can do.
ASUS CORPORATE PROFILE
ASUS, a technology-oriented company with a global staff of more than ten thousand and blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is renowned for high-quality products and cutting-edge innovation. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.
ASUS has an unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, a fact borne out by its corporate slogan—"Inspiring Innovation • Persistent Perfection"—and the numerous media, industry and governmental accolades it receives every year. In 2008, ASUS won 3,056 awards—receiving over 8 awards on average every day. The company's revenue for the same year was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars, and it topped the IT Hardware Category of the annual league table of Taiwan's Top 10 Global Brands with a brand value of 1.324 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS also ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years.