The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Dell Notebook with Blu-ray Announced

Dell Notebook with Blu-ray Announced

by , 3:40 PM EST, December 11th, 2006

Dell announced that it has added a Blu-ray 50 GB drive to its XPS™ M1710 consumer notebook computer on Monday.

Dell stated in a press release, "Configured with Blu-ray technology, the XPS M1710 supports read/write capabilities across CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc media. Using Blu-ray Disc technology, M1710 users can burn up to 50GB of data or author up to 50GB of theater-quality video on a single piece of media."

Dell cited some of the specifications for a Blu-ray enabled computer.

  • Blu-ray video throughput of 48 Mbps and 1080p resolution
  • 7.1 channels of uncompressed surround sound
  • Backwards compatibility with DVD and CD playback, Blu-ray authoring, and CD, DVD, Blu-ray data burning

The M1710 uses an Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.33 GHz and an NVIDIA 7950 GTX graphics card with 512 MB VRAM. The computer can be purchased with up to 4 GB of DDR2 memory and a serial ATA drive up to 160 GB.

Availability was announced for the holiday season and priced starting at US$3669.

Digg!

Recent Headlines - Updated May 24th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Tue,7:41 PM
Bad News, FBI: Apple Hires Security Pro Jon Callas
5:30 PM
How Apple Got Ready For an iPhone With an OLED Display
5:09 PM
Writing the ‘Apple Music Letter’ Was Taylor Swift’s Bravest Thing She’s Done
4:46 PM
ZeroLemon 64GB iMemStick: $79.99
1:31 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-24: New MacBook Pros this Fall, Spotify’s New Pricing
11:41 AM
No New MacBook Pro Until Fall, but it’ll be Really Cool
10:25 AM
Star Wars as an Infographic is Fantastically Awesome
9:15 AM
El Capitan: Adjust Safari’s Reader Settings
8:00 AM
Rob Enderle Calls Apple ‘Desperate’
Mon,8:40 PM
Dubious Study Says Fitbit Sucks at Heart Rate Tracking
6:16 PM
Chance the Rapper Sounds the Changing of the Guard on Apple Music and Streaming
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!