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Alienware Equips Desktops with 4X Blu-Ray Burners

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  1. malware New Member

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    Alienware has decided to equip its desktops with fast Blu-Ray burners so that you can write a 50GB Blu-ray disc two times faster. Currently their desktop line up includes 2X BR writer. Now buyers of Area-51 7500, Aurora 7500, Area-51 ALX, and Aurora ALX will have option of choosing BR drive at an additional cost of $600.

    Source: PCLaunches, Alienware
     
  2. Benpi New Member

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    I bet that the reason Dell uses Blu-Ray exclusively is that Sony gave them a good deal on batteries for doing so...
     
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    The whole thing is so backhanded. With the latest production company going to all HD-DVD (even though blu-ray is outselling...).

    IMO its pretty cut-throat right now. The major players (Sony/M$) are doing EVERYTHING in their power (and seemingly un-ethical business moves) to 'win'.

    Beta-max v VHS all over....and beta had better video quality
     
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    Funny thing is, even though I was around for the whole betamax vhs deal, I dont even remember it. I do know we wound up with a VCR and never looked back. Seems the prices of an included drive are even coming down. when they hit $150 bucks, we will see a serious growth.
     
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    Yeah, but until then....we're just going to see more news about how they're doing. Personally, I wouldn't get one until there's a clear cut winner.
     
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    Wile E Power User

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    Or just buy a combo drive.
     
  7. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    2x faster,that just means 5 hours to write 50gb instead of 10 hours.
     
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    Is that how that whole division thingie works?

    :roll:
     
  9. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    has anyone actually tried a blue ray writer? what are the burn times for 25/50gb discs?
     

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