Toshiba Shows Off HD DVD Burners For Laptops

. Toshiba says sample drives will be available to vendors by the end of 2006, so we can look for them to turn up in systems sometime in the first half of 2007.

A single-sided HD DVD-R can store 15GB of data, which is 10GB less than Sony’s competing Blu-ray discs. However, Sony and its partners have been sluggish to say the least getting product to consumers. Here’s hoping Toshiba can get one of its Qosmio Media Center notebooks out the door with the new burners soonish.

Toshiba develops laptop HD DVD writer drive [ComputerWorld]