toggle

AAPL Stock: 123.38 ( + 0.61 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

HP adds Blu-Ray, HD DVD options to towers

updated 03:45 pm EDT, Fri October 5, 2007

HP Blu-Ray and HD DVD

HP on Friday quietly updated its Pavilion media center PCs with the option of mixed-format Blu-Ray and HD DVD drives that let the towers read either format without fear of their becoming obsolete. The d4995t, as well as the system builder's m9000z and m9000t Pavilion Elite models, all have the option of two HD-ready optical drives. A basic version of the drive is capable of full Blu-Ray burning but will only read its rival HD DVD format. A top-end drive will write both formats. Both drives also incorporate HP's LightScribe feature for burning a label graphic directly to each disc; each also records to legacy CD and DVDs.

The cost of the upgrade varies depending on the system but typically adds $250 for the more limited combo drive and $400 for the dual-format burner. All but the m9000z can also add AMD's ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner to bring CableCARD viewing and recording of HDTV. Core specifications remain the same with an AMD-based m9000z starting at $800 and the Intel-based m9000t and d4995t climbing to $850 and $900 respectively. [via Engadget]




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

Entry-level 27-inch Retina iMac

The 27-inch Apple iMac with 5K Retina display is already one of the best value-for-money Macs that Apple has ever released. It was som ...

toggle

Most Commented