Would a 17" macbook Pro get blu-ray first?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mtfield, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. mtfield macrumors 6502

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    I'm not quite sure how the updates work so would there be a chance that the updated 17" would get blu-ray before the 15"? I think it'd make sense given it's the only laptop that has the resolution to support it..
     
  2. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Remember that even though most Blu Rays are 1920x1080, it's not like a lower resolution screen isn't still going to look MUCH better with a Blu Ray than a DVD...I mean they're still much higher resolution than DVD!

    But...I doubt it. Apple's just been dragging their feet, and it's getting ridiculous. Anything new I buy HAS to have Blu Ray, period. ESPECIALLY a laptop where it's going to get used to play movies/shows quite a bit.
     
  3. Minder Thr33 macrumors newbie

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    They said the reason was a license issue. Why would they license only the 17" model? Wouldn't the license cost be for the entire company?
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I believe licensing is on a per unit basis.
     
  5. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Which is irrelevant-you just charge whatever it costs-build that into the price of adding the unit, like everyone else does.
     
  6. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Considering the price of the current laptop and it's competitors. Would you be happy to pay an additional $30~300 for licensing,
    on top of the Blu-Ray drive itself, just so you can play Blu-Ray on your Apple machine?
     
  7. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    The TOTAL cost would be $200 or less, not "$30-300 on top of the price of the drive".

    And yes, of course I'm willing to pay what it costs. I would never buy a system without Blu Ray now any more than I'd buy one without DVD.
     

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