Asus backs Blu-ray
DVD burner/Blu-ray reader launched
Asus has rolled up its sleeves and jumped into the next-generation optical disc format fight on the side of Blu-ray Disc. This week it announced a multi-format DVD writer with the ability to play BD media.
Asus' BC-1205PT Blu-ray Disc drive
The BC-1205PT Blu-ray Drive is an internal SATA drive for PCs. It'll burn DVD±R/RW media at up to 12x speed, falling to 4x speed with dual-layer discs. It will also handle DVD-RAM writing duties, along with CD-R/RW.
Despite the name, the drive won't write BD-R or BD-RE media, but it will read these formats and BD-ROM discs, all at up to 5x speed.
Asus also said the drive was good for "high-resolution movie playback" - though users will need BD-compatible playback software for that.
Alas the company didn't say when the drive will be available over here.
How about some objectivity here..
Please.. when you write an article like this you are just flaming and posting information one sided.
How is it that Asus decided to side with Blu-Ray when they have been releasing laptops with HD DVD drives? I don't understand?
You fail to mention this in your so great news for Blu-Ray.
At BEST Asus is neutral, but knowing that they are already offering HD DVD equipped laptops I wouldn't say they are fighing on the Blu-Ray side... Don't you?
Freakin' wanna be writers with fanboy agenda.