Dell has announced it’s first laptop which features a Blu-ray disc technology. The technology that Dell has included supports playback of high-definition feature-length films and offers the highest optical disc capacity – up to 50GB – or more than five times the capacity of a dual-layer DVD. The laptop features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, an NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 FTX graphic card with 512MB hyper memory, up to 4GB of RAM, and up to 160GB of storage. The XPS M1710 will be available by Christmas and is price at $3,700.
“Blu-ray optical drive technology has gained broad industry support and we believe it will become the optical drive standard of the future,” said Alex Gruzen, senior vice president, Dell Product Group. “We continue to see PCs – both desktops and laptops – functioning as the entertainment and productivity hub in the home and on the road with their versatility, power, connectivity, and vibrant high-definition displays. We believe high-definition video powered by Blu-ray Disc technology will be a significant part of that entertainment experience,” he added.