Toshiba Refuses To Include Blu-Ray Drives
Toshiba, the creator of HD-DVD and sore loser in the battle against Blu-Ray, as decided not to include Blu-Ray drives in their laptops.
Though Toshiba hasn’t given an official reason for this, speculation assumes that it due to two reasons:
Adapting the Blu-Ray drives would be supporting the competitor, Sony, who won the battle against Toshiba over HD-DVD.
Also, the Blu-Ray Disc Association requires a $30 for each laptop that is equipped with a BD drive.
For now, Toshiba is banking on you to prefer downloading your movies and saving them to their fine SSDs. Unfortunately for them, you may not feel the same.
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Written by Blair Mathis on Tuesday, September 30, 2008