Oh man, I really want one! "The PX-708A supports 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD-R, 4x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-RW, 40x CD-R and 24x CD-RW burning. Its reads CDs at 40x max. and DVDs at 12x max. The drive contains 2MB of data cache and offers a burst transfer rate of 33MBps, allowing a full 4.7GB DVD+R disc to be burned in around eight minutes. The drive ships with an ATA/ATAPI-5 (EIDE) interface. " I am so sure that its only just around the corner where prices of DVD writers will drop, interest will spark and before long your machine will be the subject of ridicule if you don't have one! All I can say is, bring on that day, because I already have too many CDs after 2 years of broadband. Just think how you could reduce your CD collection if everything was moved onto DVD... More here. Official Plextor page here.