Saturday, March 3rd 2007

Blu-ray supporter Samsung unveils HD-DVD laptop

Samsung has been seen before as an official maker of Blu-ray hardware, and a supporter of the standard. So their announcement of an HD-DVD laptop took a lot of people by surprise. The Samsung M55 features a 17" widescreen capable of an impressive 1920x1200 resolution (more than enough for 1080p HD DVD's), powered by an NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 with 256MB GDDR3 graphics memory. The laptop also carries an HD-DVD player (of course), 2GB of DDR2 667 system RAM, a Core 2 Duo T7200 processor, a 120GB hard drive, and support for all wireless standards, excluding 802.11N. All this is run with the help of Windows Vista Home Premium. The laptop will go on sale in Korea for KRW3m ($3,186/£1,627/€2,419).

Source: Reg Hardware
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13 Comments on Blu-ray supporter Samsung unveils HD-DVD laptop

#2
Azn Tr14dZ
I'm wondering though why Samsung would make a product supporting HD-DVD...do they know something that we don't?

Prices have gone down too, which is nice (for both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray)
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ktr
by: Azn Tr14dZ
I'm wondering though why Samsung would make a product supporting HD-DVD...do they know something that we don't?

Prices have gone down too, which is nice (for both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray)
I want to get my hands on those players that can play both hd and blue.
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Bull Dog
by: i_am_mustang_man
all i can say about that lcd screen is

DOT PITCH OH SHIT
Bah, 17" LCD with 1920x1200? My grandpa has a dell with a 1920x1200 15.4" LCD screen.
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#6
Wile E
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by: ktr
plus hd-dvd is dying.
I disagree. It's too early in the game to make judgements.
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Perhaps they are just offering a broad range of products to their customers? Or perhaps with HD-DVDs prices lower, they can gouge more money from us?
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ktr
by: Wile E
I disagree. It's too early in the game to make judgements.
unless HD-dvd can get more studios to sign, they they will be ok, Universal is there only life line.
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Wile E
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by: ktr
unless HD-dvd can get more studios to sign, they they will be ok, Universal is there only life line.
They're working on that. BluRay had a huge head start on HDDVD with signing studios. Give HDDVD the same amount of time, and things may be different. Not only that, HDDVD is cheaper. That could also have a big impact on who wins this war(if anybody even does). I'm just saying it's a little too early to tell.
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#10
Benpi
HD DVD has plenty of studios signed. The Blu-Ray and HD DVD sections at best buy are the same size. On top of all that, The Matrix trilogy and The Lord of the Rings trilogy will be on HD DVD. case closed.
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#11
KennyT772
wait til the porn market as a whole picks a format. that will decide the winner just like betamax.
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#12
ktr
by: Wile E
They're working on that. BluRay had a huge head start on HDDVD with signing studios. Give HDDVD the same amount of time, and things may be different. Not only that, HDDVD is cheaper. That could also have a big impact on who wins this war(if anybody even does). I'm just saying it's a little too early to tell.
war or not, consumers always win :toast:

just get those blue & HD combo players and be happy :rockout:
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Wile E
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by: ktr
war or not, consumers always win :toast:

just get those blue & HD combo players and be happy :rockout:
I'd love to have a combo burner, too. lol
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