ToshibaÃƒÆ’Ã‚¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚¢s now shipping the Qosmio G45-AV680 multimedia notebook, the first notebook featuring an HD DVD-R drive. The HD DVD-R drive can burn up to 30GB of data onto a single disc. Users will be able to watch HD content at at full 1080p resolution.
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Toshiba plans on rolling out many more notebooks equipped with HD DVD-R drives in the coming months. Those interested in high-capacity optical drive burners should also consider Blu-ray burners, which record up to 50GB on a single disc.