Toshiba Refuses To Include Blu-Ray Drives

Toshiba, the creator of HD-DVD and sore loser in the battle against Blu-Ray, as decided not to include Blu-Ray drives in their laptops.

Though Toshiba hasn’t given an official reason for this, speculation assumes that it due to two reasons:

Adapting the Blu-Ray drives would be supporting the competitor, Sony, who won the battle against Toshiba over HD-DVD.

Also, the Blu-Ray Disc Association requires a $30 for each laptop that is equipped with a BD drive.

For now, Toshiba is banking on you to prefer downloading your movies and saving them to their fine SSDs. Unfortunately for them, you may not feel the same.

Written by Blair Mathis on Tuesday, September 30, 2008