In addition, BenQ will introduce the first double-layer DVD recordable drive at the end of Q1-2004. The BenQ DW830A features double-layer 2.4x recording speed for DVD+R, and is scheduled to be available in early Q2, 2004. Through a firmware upgrade available in Q3, 2004, the DW830 will be able to support the DVD+/-RW dual format recording.
Currently the company plans to release the DW822A burner, offering 8x DVD+R and 4x DVD-R recording. A firmware upgrade for the specific drive will be available in the BenQ’s website, adding DVD+R9 (dual layer) support to the DW822A.