Fastmac Announces 2X Blu-Ray Optical Drive Upgrade for Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alebar14, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. ksz macrumors 68000

    Oct 28, 2003
    San Jose, CA
  2. cervaro macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2005
    Kent, UK
    Another case of well done for achieving it, but why bother when only the rich and/or foolhardy will actually ever consider buying one? Maybe the guy gold plating his MBP will get one? ;)
  3. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    It'd be dumb to waste 1000$ on a piece of technology that might become obsolete if beaten by HD DVD. Not to mention the fact that if it doesn't get beaten, the price will fall significantly.
  4. McGiord, Oct 6, 2007
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Only a Pro video enthusiast will pay that amount....

    For mortals like us: better get a PS3.
    vapor genie vaporizer
  5. xpovos macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    They're milking the market for early adopters. Their price will drop eventually, too. At some point, the MBP will come straight from Apple with either a Blu-ray or HD DVD drive pre-installed, even if only as a CTO option (for less than $1000 extra).

    Either way, I wish SOMEONE would go ahead and win this format war already. At the outset, I thought surely Blu-ray would be quickly victorious, what with equal definition and double the storage capacity---but this has gone on way too long now.
  6. FluJunkie macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2007
    Sony is notorious for having a technically superior format that loses in the end. Frankly, I'm surprised Blu-ray lasted as long as it had, let alone potentially wins the war.
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Finally! Something that makes the PS3 look inexpensive! Impressed but not willing to toss out $1000 on a format that may not survive.
  8. Malfoy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005

    Like those raid cards? :rolleyes:
  9. Malfoy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    We can burn BR on a ps3 now?

    A BR burner for not TOO much more than a standard BR player isnt that bad. factor in the fact that its for a laptop and not just some huge stand alone device and you ALMOST have a deal.
  10. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    HA! Did anyone notice the pismo can get one? You would think that if they wanted a blu-ray disk burner they would have bothered with a new computer first. As for me, that $999.95 can buy better things for me, and the DVD does the job just fine.

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