Acer claims PC first for Blu-ray/HD DVD combo
LG recently announced its XPION LX97WH PC for the home market in Korea, featuring a Blu-ray/HD DVD drive.
Although Acer did not identify the drive used in the Aspire M5630, it is likely to be LG's Super Multi Blu.
Other features include a Core 2 Quad CPU, 2G of DDR2 RAM, a 500G SATA hard disk, ATI X2400 Pro 256MB PCI-Express x16 video card, wireless keyboard and mouse, Vista Home Premium, and an Acer HDCP 22in LCD. Prices start at
If you need to save a few hundred dollars, there's also a Core 2 Duo version with a 320G drive for $A1999.
Deliveries will start early this month (October 2007).
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