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Dell Introduces Blu-ray Equipped Laptop


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#1 of 9 chuckamuck

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Posted December 11 2006 - 08:21 AM

From Gizmodo:

http://us.gizmodo.co....ray-220765.php

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Posted December 11 2006 - 12:23 PM

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Currently, I believe the breakdown is as follows for released laptop product:

BD: Dell/Alienware and Sony (Side note. I found it a little funny to see the 360 add-on for sale on the Dell website)
HD: Toshiba, Fujistu, Acer, HP/Compaq

Not listing product yet:
Apple, Gateway, IBM

Anyone care to add to this?
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Posted December 12 2006 - 05:23 PM

Apple is releasing a 1080p video iPod









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Posted December 13 2006 - 04:03 AM

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Posted December 13 2006 - 05:59 AM

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#6 of 9 Adam Gregorich

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Posted December 13 2006 - 12:20 PM

I have heard that some of the PC based BluRay drives don't play CDs. I wonder if this is true with the Dell.

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Posted December 13 2006 - 01:38 PM

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I have heard that some of the PC based BluRay drives don't play CDs. I wonder if this is true with the Dell.

No. The Dell's handle all SD-DVD disks, both read and write. This is just not an option I would have any interest in at the 800.00 preium they place on it. I don't require HD viewing on my laptop, and the deadly slow speed of the BD (and hd for that matter) write capability makes the drives next to useless.
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Posted December 13 2006 - 03:38 PM

"Deadly slow"? I know a pretty long time is quoted for doing a whole disc, but what is that in Mbps, anyway? Since a single-layer BD is 2.5 times the capacity of a double-layer DVD, the write time per disc can be a lot longer even if the data-transfer rates are the same or higher. I haven't really looked into it, because it's not a capability I have any use for (I just got a DVD burner, to be honest).

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Posted December 18 2006 - 09:58 AM

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"Deadly slow"? I know a pretty long time is quoted for doing a whole disc, but what is that in Mbps, anyway? Since a single-layer BD is 2.5 times the capacity of a double-layer DVD, the write time per disc can be a lot longer even if the data-transfer rates are the same or higher. I haven't really looked into it, because it's not a capability I have any use for (I just got a DVD burner, to be honest).

Same here. I don't use CDRW for backup niw, and that won't change with these new drives.
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