Kevin Rose - New Macbooks BlueRay Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aranince, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Does anyone really not know my position on this by now? Okay. I won't bother then.

    I'll give a resounding, "It'd be nice," though.
     
  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    it might be a BTO option, but I would never see it as being standard
    especially with no support in OSX as of yet
     
  3. Aranince thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yet being the key word. I remember hearing that Kevin(or someone else) said that BlueRay support would be in 10.5.6.

    As for BlueRay in a Macbook Pro...I would like it. Not sure I would use it very much, depending on how good quality the screens are.
     
  4. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    Well technically the article says that the new MacBooks will support Blu Ray that doesn't necessarily mean they will have an internal BR drive does it? seems to me it just means they'll update OS X with BR support
     
  5. MacUser1 macrumors 6502

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    That's what I was thinking. Although, as others have said, it would be a nice BTO option.
     
  6. Aranince thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would assume you need a BR drive to do anything related to BR. Kind of like watching DVDs without a DVD drive.
     
  7. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    True, but that also means that the laptops are getting features before the desktops. I'm not saying that's not possible but it's not the norm, however maybe the spotlight is actually shifting to the notebooks as Apple says.
     
  8. mouthster macrumors regular

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    meh.. if I watch anything on my laptop it's because I downloaded it..
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    He the said the support, but not the inclusion! It could just mean 10.5.6 has support for Blu-ray.
     
  10. owdin macrumors member

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    I think, now that the macbooks are going to be aluminium and have better GPU, there is a greater chance that the MBP will have a BR-drive. If it won't have one, in my opinion, the difference would be too little. (except a slight difference in the case its design)
     
  11. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    He will lose credibility with me if he is wrong with this. I am looking forward to bluray support on the mac.
     
  12. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    yeah it would be really nice for the pros to have bluray...but it does seem pointless in the regular macbooks...

    im just wondering how much power draw those drives have on the computer...
     
  13. cdbob macrumors member

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    To me the bigger deal is having screen to support the drive. If the MBPs move to 16:9 and if they get a size increase, there is a chance that the new 16" (15" before) would be full 1920x1080 as dell came out with similar display for their concept 16:9 craptop ... laptop.

    http://ces.cnet.com/8301-1_1-9845876-67.html
     

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