Dell today announced addition of Blu-ray Disc technology into its product line, offering the next-generation optical disc format as an option on the XPS M1710 gaming and multimedia laptop. Configured with Blu-ray, the Dell 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 up to 50GB of theater-quality video on a single piece of media, the company’s press release says.
â€œBlu-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. â€œWe continue to see PCs – both desktops and notebooks – 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,â€ he added.
This holiday season, customers worldwide can purchase Dell XPS M1710 notebooks configured with Blu-ray technology. Pricing starts at approximately US$3,699.
Along with 17-inch widescreen, Dell XPS M1710 features Intel Core 2 Duo processors and dedicated 3D graphics options. Dell recently allowed users to overclock the M1710′s C2D CPU.