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LG GP57EW40
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Amazon Bestseller
82
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
4 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A best selling and critically acclaimed tray loading external optical disc drive, with a fair price and a good spec. Our review analysis indicates that this optical disc drive supportsDVDs, it has fast read/write speeds and it's very easy to use.
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the LG GP57EW40 number 10 in external optical drives and number 16 across all optical disc drives.

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Features
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 84?

customers report that it has great expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 30 reviews.
This optical disc drive is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer optical disc drives with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This LG optical disc drive is one of the best selling dvd writers currently on the market.
The GP57EW40 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Slower than average DVD-R write speed
Very slow DVD-R double layer read speed

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each optical disc drive by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the optical disc drive is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec optical disc drives come to market, the older optical disc drives will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.2 stars (30 reviews)

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What Are People Saying About the LG GP57EW40?

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Seven People Thought This Optical Disc Drive Was Reasonably Priced
  • ... attach to your PC plus a disk that has instruction written in. Excellent value for money and highly portable...
    PipEmma - Amazon.co.uk 15 Oct 2018
  • I'm pleased with this. It looks good, seems to work, good price...
    Damien - Amazon.co.uk 9 Mar 2019
  • ... neat, light, easy to use unit to play films and CDs, this is certainly extremely good value for money; but if you are intending to read data discs - just ...
    Jennifer - Amazon.co.uk 4 Oct 2018
  • ... good reviews but this is from a reputable, known company and is still very reasonably priced. Worked straight away with my imac and is fast enough, would ...
    Doctor - Amazon.co.uk 4 Dec 2018
  • One Customer Thought This Optical Disc Drive Was Robust
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    Some People Thought it Was a Good Size
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    Two People Thought it Was Well Designed
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    Four People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Three people thought that the LG GP57EW40 was very easy to use.

  • ... wasn't too much as it does the job well! I really like the white colour, it's easy to use and the cable isn't long so doesn't get in the way and seems ...
    S - Amazon.co.uk 29 Jan 2019
  • I like the fact it's easy to use , simple to in store on your computer . Has you are supplied with a cd to in stall it . One button to open and just shut ...
    Mr - Amazon.co.uk 27 Jan 2019
  • ... if it ever gets there at all! So, if you want a neat, light, easy to use unit to play films and CDs, this is certainly extremely good value for money; ...
    Jennifer - Amazon.co.uk 4 Oct 2018
  • Some People Thought it Had Fast Read/write Speeds

    Two people thought that the LG GP57EW40 had fast read/write speeds.

  • ... still very reasonably priced. Worked straight away with my imac and is fast enough, would certainly recommend. Very good quality too...
    Doctor - Amazon.co.uk 4 Dec 2018
  • Fast delivery and a great unit...
    Harry - Amazon.co.uk 21 Feb 2019
  • Three People Thought it Was Good for a Wide Variety of Optical Media

    Three people thought that the LG GP57EW40 supported DVDs.

  • Best dvd drive to date...
    Ali - Amazon.co.uk 7 Oct 2018
  • ... to have that in the instructions, perhaps. Having said that, the drive works well with DVDs and CDs; but I have a lot of data discs and the loading is ...
    Jennifer - Amazon.co.uk 4 Oct 2018
  • ... and seems to take a while when loading DVDs. Hard to say if it takes longer than a DVD player would though. Low maintenance with auto loading drivers on ...
    Smashing - Amazon.co.uk 12 Oct 2018
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    ok read speed (CD)
    ok CD-R write speed
    Slower than average DVD-R write speed
    Very slow DVD-R double layer read speed
    ok Read Speed (CD)
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    The GP57EW40's read speed (CD) of 24x is ok compared to most other optical disc drives. It is faster than 29% of all dvd writers when ordered by this feature.

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    The GP57EW40's CD-R write speed of 24x is ok compared to most other dvd writers. It is faster than 33% of all dvd (re)writers when sorted by this feature.

    What does "CD-R write speed" mean? Less Edit
    Slower Than Average DVD-R Write Speed

    Across all the optical disc drives the DVD-R write speeds range from 6x to 24x, and the average DVD-R write speed is 11x. The GP57EW40's DVD-R write speed of only 6x is very slow compared to most other cd burners. It is in the slowest 5% of all optical disc drives when ranked by this feature.

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    Very Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

    Optical disc drives have DVD-R double layer read speeds of between 6x and 12x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 8.7x. The DVD-R double layer read speed of the GP57EW40 of only 6x is in the slowest 12% of all optical disc drives when ranked by this feature.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The LG GP57EW40 has been listed on Kagoo since September 2017 and is currently ranked number 16 out of 50 optical disc drives.
    83
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. An optical disc drive with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the LG GP57EW40, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This optical disc drive is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    High End Good Value for Money
    Retro Technology - 062 - CD Drive
    LG GP57EW40
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £24.99 it is cheaper than 65% of dvd (re)writers.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Seven people thought this Optical Disc Drive was reasonably priced
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    LG GP57EW40 Release Date

    March 2015

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    When Are Most New LG Dvd Burners Released?

    We looked at the release dates for new LG dvd burners over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any evident trend.

    In 2018 most new LG cd burners were released in November, with one new LG cd burners released that month. The biggest month in 2017 for new LG dvd (re)writer releases was April, with two new LG cd burners released that month. Three new LG cd (re)writers were released in February 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new LG dvd writer releases.

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    How Fast Do LG Dvd Writer Prices Drop After Release?

    LG optical disc drives tend to depreciate faster than most dvd burners.

    Most dvd burners drop in price by 10% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, LG dvd rewriters drop in price by 32%.

    That means a saving of £5 on a typical £15 new LG dvd writer if you wait 6 months before buying.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the LG GP57EW40

    QWhat is the disc loading type of the LG GP57EW40?
    AThe LG GP57EW40 has a tray disc loading type.
    QWhat is the type of the LG GP57EW40?
    AThe LG GP57EW40 is an external optical disc drive.
    QWhat is the optical drive type of the LG GP57EW40?
    AThe LG GP57EW40 has a dvd optical drive type.
    QWhat available colours does the LG GP57EW40 have?
    AThe LG GP57EW40 has a white colour.
    QDoes the LG GP57EW40 have a LightScribe?
    ANo, the LG GP57EW40 does not have a LightScribe.
    QWhat interfaces does the LG GP57EW40 have?
    AThe LG GP57EW40 has a usb 2 interface.
    QWhat is the CD-R write speed of the LG GP57EW40?
    AThe LG GP57EW40 has a CD-R write speed of 24 CD-speeds.
    QWhat is the read speed (CD) of the LG GP57EW40?
    AThe LG GP57EW40 has a read speed (CD) of 24 CD-speeds.
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    LG GP57EW40 Specification

    Key Features
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    Mounting
    Colour
    Performance
    Drive Device, Buffer Size
    LightScribe
    Interface
    Disc Types Supported
    Purpose
    Writing Speed
    DVD+RW Write Speed
    CD-R Write Speed
    DVD-RAM Write Speed
    DVD-R Write Speed
    CD-RW Write Speed
    Write Speed (DVD+R)
    DVD-RW Write Speed
    DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
    DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
    CD Rewrite Speed
    CD Write Speed
    Reading Speed
    DVD+RW Read Speed
    DVD-R Read Speed
    CD-R Read Speed
    DVD-ROM Read Speed
    CD-ROM Read Speed
    CD-RW Read Speed
    DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
    DVD+R Read Speed
    DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
    DVD-RAM Read Speed
    DVD-RW Read Speed
    Audio CD Read Speed
    DVD-Video Read Speed
    Read Speed (CD)
    Access Time
    DVD-RAM Access Time
    CD-ROM Drive Average Random Access Time
    DVD Drive Average Random Access Time
    System Requirements
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
    Operational Conditions
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
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    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    lg electronics gp57ew40, gp57ew40 058231315042, gp57ew40 gp57ew40, lg gp57ew40

    Barcodes

     00058231315042,  08806087260878

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