Blu-Ray Laptop - Damn!

Music_Producer

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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!
 

erickg

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WildCowboy said:
8.5 lbs, and 90-minute battery life?

No thanks.
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...
 

BornAgainMac

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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.
 

Unorthodox

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WildCowboy said:
8.5 lbs, and 90-minute battery life?

No thanks.
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.
 

dejo

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Music_Producer said:
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!
Link?
 

dejo

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Here are the complete specs:

Sony VAIO AR190 / VAIO AR11s Specs:

Processor: 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo Processor T2500
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Integrated Wireless LAN: Intel PRO/ Wireless 3915ABG
Bluetooth
17.8" WUXGA display (1920x1200) with XBRITE High Color Technology
Hard Drive: 200GB (100GB x 2) in RAID 0, (5400rpm) Serial ATA
Memory: 1GB PC2-4200 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (512MB x 2) (maximum 2GB)
Graphics: NVIDA GeForce Go 7600GT 256MB
TV Tuner built-in, NTSC capable
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray Disc/DVD+R Double Layer/DVD RW drive
Integrated MOTION-EYE Camera with built-in microphone
Audio: Sony Sound Reality Audio Enhancer sound system
Ports
1 x 4pin i.LINK (IEEE 1394) interface
3 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI output
1 x VGA output
1 x Port Replicator connector
1 x S-Video input
1 x S-Video output
1 x AV input
1 x RF Connection input
1 x Ethernet port
1 x Modem jack
1 x S/PDIF output
PC Card Slots
One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot with CardBus support
One ExpressCard / 54 Slot
Media card reader that supports optional Memory Stick, Memory Stick DUO media with MagicGate functionality and Secure Digital Media
Pointing Device: Electro-Static touch pad
Keyboard: QWERTY, 86 keys with 2.5mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
Estimated Battery Life: 1.5-2.0 hours
Weight: 8.4 lbs. with standard battery12 (weight is approximate and may vary)

Dimensions: 16.4"(W) X 1.32"(H) X 11.8"(D)
Color: Black
Supplied Accessories: Lithium-ion Battery (VGPBPS2C), AC Adapter, Power Cord Remote Control/IR Receiver, RF Cable, HDMI Cable, HDMI to DVI-D Adapter, House of Flying Daggers Blu-Ray Disc Movie
The price of this laptop as listed on the Canadian site is $3,999, which converts to about $3,600 U.S. Ouch! Looks like that Blu-Ray technology and all those high-end specs really boost the price of this notebook.
So, for one, it's two (2) 100GB drives, not one (1) 200GB drive.
 

clayj

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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...
 

WildCowboy

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clayj said:
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?
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...
 

Nar1117

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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.
 

calebjohnston

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Unorthodox said:
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.
There are some doctors that you might want to talk to.
 

Unorthodox

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calebjohnston said:
There are some doctors that you might want to talk to.
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.