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Toshiba to produce laptop with recordable HD DVD drive

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 17 Dec 2007 15:21 User comments (4)

Toshiba to produce laptop with recordable HD DVD drive Later this week Toshiba will start selling the first laptop to feature a HD DVD rewritable drive. It will only be available in Japan.
Rather than being outfitted as a video workstation, the newest addition to Toshiba's Qosimo line is designed for people who want to watch hi-def video on a computer. In addition to the recordable HD DVD drive it features two HDTV receivers and a 17" screen with a Resolution of 1,920x1,200, as well as 4 Harmon-Kardon speakers.

The computer also supports a new recordable format for recording to HD DVD called HD Rec. HD Rec is currently only supported by Toshiba's RD-A301 DVR, also only available in Japan. The DVR can also burn recorded content to standard DVD+/-R media, which could then be played on the new laptop.

No plans have been announced to sell the laptop outside Japan, although previous Qosimo laptops have become available overseas after a Japanese launch.

Source: Computerworld

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4 user comments

117.12.2007 16:20
vinny13
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Kinda late...

217.12.2007 22:51

Originally posted by vinny13:
Kinda late...
Yup Sony has had their $2,500 laptop with the Blu-Ray burner out for like 3 - 5 months now maybe longer. I wouldnt pay those prices but its been out.

318.12.2007 1:15

Originally posted by vinny13:
Kinda late...

Late for what?

424.12.2007 18:58

Quote:
Later this week Toshiba will start selling the first laptop to feature a HD DVD rewritable drive. It will only be available in Japan.
Why does everything have to be tested their first man by the time Australia sees this all the new stuff has come out.

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