BLU-RAY On the Next Generation Mac Laptops: 2 "Pro" by 1 "Con"

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Do you want to have a choice to order Blue Ray on the next generation Mac laptops?

  1. Yes

    133 vote(s)
    63.6%
  2. No

    64 vote(s)
    30.6%
  3. Don't know

    12 vote(s)
    5.7%
  1. quantm macrumors member

    quantm

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    #1

    Do you want to have an option to order Blu-Ray on the next generation Mac laptops?


    please, asnwer in the comments. to simplify the counting, please give a simple answer:

    "yes", "no", "don't know"

    with a compact explanation (optional)


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    PS Personally I am confident that size is not a major argument for Apple not to put Blu-Ray on their laptops. Look at iMac or MacPro - they do not have Blu-Rays either although size in this case is not an issue at all. Obviously, Apple wants us to be locked within their online content factory.They do not want to create any market for Blu-Ray.
     
  2. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Add a poll?

    YES

    I would never EVER buy this, but choices are always good.
     
  3. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    is there a possibility for automatic polls ?
     
  4. Relznuk macrumors 6502

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  5. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    looked through the instructions: do not have the option - it seems newbies can not create polls
     
  6. iTattoo macrumors regular

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    Yes. Nice to have the option of playing the same movies I've already bought without having to pay a second time for a different format.
     
  7. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I've added one for you :)
     
  9. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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  10. Blindphleb macrumors newbie

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    I'd love to have the option to play Blu ray disks on a new MBP.
     
  11. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks :)
     
  12. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    YEP, of course

    had a very positive experiences with a family'a Dell XPS 16 with a BR burner (watching HD films from rented discs on external LED TV, burned 25 Gb and send it to my mother).
    want a smaller aluminium Mac with BR for me.
     
  13. vant macrumors 65816

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    BR does not come in a form factor that would fit the MBP. That is, unless you want the MBPs to be thicker.
     
  14. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    there are tons of examples of putting BR to the smaller bodies (look at Sony)
     
  15. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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  16. vant macrumors 65816

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    Is it tray? Apple uses slot loading only. 9.5mm. I haven't seen a laptop with BR that slim.
     
  17. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    what do u mean? whom do u ask?
     
  18. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    see your question now :)

    On XPS and this new Vostro Dell puts slots
     
  19. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    and Sony Z is particularly slim either
     
  20. Steve Jobs. macrumors regular

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    Blu-Ray would be pretty cool i guess.
    I mean, i'd rather have that option than not. Especially since it is SOOO popular.

    with that being said, i don't really use the disc drive on my MBP at all unless i'm burning something. I'd rather that they get rid of disk drive all together and sell a separate Blu-Ray drive add-on.

    I don't even have any Blu-Ray movies either, so no big loss to me. ;)
     
  21. vant macrumors 65816

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    Sony Z and Dell Vostro both use trays. Show me a slot loading BR 9.5mm, unless you would like apple to cut a large rectangle on the side of all of our unibodies to fit a Bluray tray.
     
  22. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    there:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=858098&page=9

    and in this poll i argue that having an HD camcorder (which are now replacing non-HD) means that one
    needs eSATA and BlueRay

    BlueRay is of course not for the storage these hundreeds GB, but for sreading own BR movies (frends, relatives).
     
  23. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    the other vostro do have trays, this new vostro - do not see it (seems u right), dell XPS has slots

    i do not care slot/tray for BR, what i do care is the total system size. Sony Z and Dell Vostro V13 solved this problem
     
  24. vant macrumors 65816

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    Ok. I guess your poll should say, would you like the option of a large rectangle cutout of your unibody shell to fit a tray-loading BR player?

    BTW, the Studio XPS uses 12.7 slot loading, and the Vostro V13 has an external optical drive.
     
  25. quantm thread starter macrumors member

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    1. yes, i would with pleasure get rid of slot, which is much easiesr to grease than trays, for something like this
    http://www.laptopsarena.com/panasonic-95-mm-blu-ray-samples-shipped/

    2. you are right: vostro v13 indeed does configures with BR but with the external ones :( - that confused me a lot
    xps has 12.7 mm but i did not claim it is the most compact solution
     

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