Dirty Dancing Before I get to

Dirty Dancing

Before I get to your argument, thanks for at least spelling Blu-ray correctly. Though, its BD for Blu-ray Disc not BR when abbreviated. ; Your comment wasnt directed at me, but OEM quantity pricing on notebook BD drives is nowhere close to 7 Combo drives are 125-140 and burners are about 215-230 or so again, this is in quantity, not some single unit retail pricing that you are finding for the latest Optiarc and LG drives. Older drives still in production cost more due to being base don older and more expensive OPU technology. Both slot-load and tray-load drives are readily available. And, as I mentioned previously, Optiarc has a 5mm tall drive now being used in the Sony TT 2x burner, not 1x, and wont effect the thickness of the machine at all. The fact that you cant buy the drive at retail has nothing to do with the fact that they are manufactured, available to OEMs, and cost substantially less than the figure you quoted. BTW, you can custom configure a Dell Inspiron 1525 or 1420 with BD combo drive for under 700, so if you REALLY think thats the price of the drive, then Dell is paying you to take the rest of the system off their hands. Also, that pricing is before any discounts. And as to your point about an external drive why? If you already own Blu-ray discs and have other players, you likely want the ability to play the movies on the go and having an external drive certainly doesnt get you anywhere with that. Well know soon enough what the plans are, but I beleive VERY strongly Blu-ray will be announced tomorrow. If not, then Ill be placing my order for an HP Elitebook 6930 at 1pm CST and giving up on Apple as a viable alternative to Microsoft. Before I get to your argument, thanks for at least spelling Blu-ray correctly. Though, its BD for Blu-ray Disc not BR when abbreviated. ; And as to your point about an external drive why? If you already own Blu-ray discs and have other players, you likely Dirty Dancing the ability to play the movies on the go and having an external drive certainly doesnt get you anywhere with that. Well know soon enough what the plans are, but I beleive VERY strongly Blu-ray will be announced tomorrow. If not, then Ill be placing my order for an HP Elitebook 6930 at 1pm CST and giving up on Apple as a viable alternative to Microsoft. everyone knows what BR means, everyone knows what BD means, nobody really gives a stuff there is no need to correct other people. just live with it. seriously, if you want to play movies on the go then bluray isnt really the way to go, battery life is down the crapper. it would be best to rip the movies onto your computer and watch it that way. you would barely even have 2hrs battery life. in any case where you have access to a power point, then you would use an external drive. the external drives are MUCH cheaper if you build it yourself anyway. will you seriously be watching bluray movies on the go? i dont see your point of being able to do it unless your version of on the go is hooking up to massive TVs, the quality wont be able to be seen at all. it wuld be much more feasible to convert the movies into a smaller file size, so that you get longer battery life and a less hot CPU. Having Blu-Ray as an OPTION in Dirty Dancing new MacBook models is very important to me. Before I get to your argument, thanks for at least spelling Blu-ray correctly. Though, its BD for Blu-ray Disc not BR when abbreviated. ; I prefer BRD, because people tend to understand it better, but Im well aware that offically you dont add the R since ray is part of the word Blu-ray. Your comment wasnt directed at me, but OEM quantity pricing on notebook BD drives is nowhere close to 7 Combo drives are 125-140 and burners are about 215-230 or so again, this is in quantity, not some single unit retail pricing that you are finding for the latest Optiarc and LG drives. First of all, what you are looking at are large tray-loading notebook drives. Apple has been using slot-loading drives for many years now and I see no reason why they would stop now just to add an Dirty Dancing optical feature that very few people care about. Secondly, Only the 24 iMac and 17 MBP use a 7mm drive. These drives range in price from over 500 to The use of slot-loading drives and this svelte size makes them considerably more expensive and slower than other optical drives. That is the technology, there is nothing we can do about that. Lastly, there are no 5mm drives, slot or tray-loading, that would fit in the MacBook or 15 MacBook Pro, so that point is nil. Panasonic announced they will be making one but nothing has come to market yet. Unless its an external option there is just no possible way that were going to see BRDs in an Mac notebook as long as Apple is obsessed with slick-looking, slot-loading drives and ultra-thin case designs. Steve: Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt.

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