Blu-Ray Laptop - Damn!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Music_Producer, May 17, 2006.

  1. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    Check the specs of this Sony Vaio being released in june -

    17 " screen
    200 gb hard drive :eek:
    Intel Core Duo
    Blu-Ray Dvd drive..

    All for $3600 *slurp*

    Man sometimes I wish Sony would take over Apple's manufacturing.. I mean, imagine a MBP 17" with Blu-ray, 200 gb hdd, for $3600? Hell.. I'd buy it in a flash!
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    8.5 lbs, and 90-minute battery life?

    No thanks.
     
  3. erickg macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, sometimes valuable details are disregarded when looking at the specs. :rolleyes: I think we can wait just a little while longer with Blu-Ray drives in MPBs...
     
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Just wait another 7 months (Mac Pro at least). Eventually you will even see it in the Mini in 2 to 3 years. It will be like the transition to the Superdrive.
     
  5. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    That's a huge hard drive for a notebook! :eek: But as WildCowboy said, that 90-minute battery life... meh.
     
  6. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    90-minuts? Thats insane.
    I use my laptop on the throne (thats a toilet) and I can't "do it" in 90-minutes!
    You can't rush these things.
    Most accidents happen in the bathroom you know.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What kind of 200GB HD are they shoehorning in there? There isn't going to be a 2.5" SATA 200GB HD on the market by then, is there? :rolleyes:
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    Link?
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It was posted on here a couple of days ago, but there wasn't much discussion at the time. Here are the specs (same link as in the previous thread), grabbed before Sony pulled it from their Canadian site.
     
  10. dejo Moderator

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    Here are the complete specs:

    So, for one, it's two (2) 100GB drives, not one (1) 200GB drive.
     
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  12. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    So.... by august should we see anything comparable in MBP format? :confused:
     
  13. clayj macrumors 604

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    Sounds like some of y'all are COMPLETELY discounting the notion that Blu-Ray might not win the Format War.

    Also, unless the Blu-Ray drive is a burner (so you can back up your files to it), what purpose does it serve right now to have one? To play movies?

    Seems to me the logical thing right now would be for Apple to wait until one format or the other (Blu-Ray or HD-DVD) looks like it's gonna win before starting to put them in every new Apple computer. Otherwise, you risk being stuck with a disc format that's not a standard...
     
  14. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Only if they're less than 90 minutes long.

    I know that's only on battery power, but if I wanted to use it plugged in, I'd buy a PS3 instead...
     
  15. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

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    Well Apple is on the list of companies that would support Blu Ray if it ever came out, thats all i know.
     
  16. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    There are some doctors that you might want to talk to.
     
  17. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Witch kind?
    The crazy doctors or Medical doctors.
    I'll do both; just to be safe.
    Ahhh... Where's my phone book.

    Well enough about my personal problems.
    Im kidding about this too. Just to reassure you guys. I know you worry.

    I think an iMac is more portable than that computer.
    It would crush your legs!
    You don't have to worry about it being stolen though....
    Unless the thief had a forklift.
     

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