Acer going Blu-ray, 1080p for portables


At some point in the next few months, Acer is going to release a laptop or series of laptops with Blu-ray. Not only that, it appears as if the laptops will also sport full 1080p HD displays. Even Apple’s high-rez 17-inch MacBook Pros can’t touch that (though they’re close).

Acer’s saying these new laptops will have 16-inch and 18.4-inch screens, meaning they’ll likely be large, and don’t expect the Blu-ray drives to be easy on battery life.

What’s great is Acer expects them to clock in right around $2000, meaning high-end features on a mid-ranged laptop.

Acer to push BD notebooks in 2Q08 [DigiTimes]