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

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

  • Yes

    Votes: 133 63.6%
  • No

    Votes: 64 30.6%
  • Don't know

    Votes: 12 5.7%

  • Total voters
    209

quantm

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Feb 5, 2010
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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.
 

ARF900

macrumors 65816
Oct 30, 2009
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Add a poll?

YES

I would never EVER buy this, but choices are always good.
 

iTattoo

macrumors regular
Aug 6, 2007
102
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Toronto
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.
 

quantm

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Feb 5, 2010
59
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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.
 

vant

macrumors 65816
Jul 1, 2009
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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.
 

quantm

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Feb 5, 2010
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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.
there are tons of examples of putting BR to the smaller bodies (look at Sony)
 

vant

macrumors 65816
Jul 1, 2009
1,231
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Is it tray? Apple uses slot loading only. 9.5mm. I haven't seen a laptop with BR that slim.
 

Steve Jobs.

macrumors regular
Feb 6, 2010
177
10
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. ;)
 

vant

macrumors 65816
Jul 1, 2009
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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.
 

quantm

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Feb 5, 2010
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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. ;)

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).
 

quantm

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Feb 5, 2010
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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.

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
 

vant

macrumors 65816
Jul 1, 2009
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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 size. Sony Z and Dell Vostro V13 solved this problem
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.
 

quantm

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Feb 5, 2010
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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.
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