Dell gets 16x 8.5GB DVD burners from Philips

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  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

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  2. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    Wow, that would be nice. 200 US dollars does not seem like a bad price either.
     
  3. wide macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, Apple is really behind with their SuperDrives.
     
  4. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Philips said that 16x burners will be *MAINSTREAM* by the end of 2004. This suggests that there are more vendors (HP etc.) who will be getting them. Since there isn't an immediate release of these drives, Apple won't feel too much pressure for another month or two until they start popping up in BTO options from other vendors. In december, I want *standard*

    Dual 3.0+Ghz Powermac
    1.5Ghz FSB
    512MB RAM
    250GB Hard Drive
    16x Superdrive
    9600XT or better
    Internal Bluetooth Module
     
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    Likely a stupid question, but I'll ask nevertheless:

    What media - besides the dual-layer disks mentioned in the report - will this burner read and write?

    I assume DVD+/-R, CD-R, CD-RM, etc., etc. I hate assuming, though. Anyone actually know?
     

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