26/04/2006

Digit news - Panasonic to launch Blu-ray Disc drive in June

Digit news - Panasonic to launch Blu-ray Disc drive in June

The BluRay drive suitable for use in PC's will be launched in Japan in June for about $850. It has an ATAPI interface and supports both 25GB and 50GB disks and BD-RE (rewritable) disks.

Users will need a pretty hefty CPU to use them to watch BluRay movies a 3GHz P4 for MPEG2 movies and a Pentium D for MPEG4AV movies.

Data backup applications will run on modest systems.
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