Market share of notebooks with Blu-ray drives to rise to 10%

The market share of notebook PCs with Blu-ray drives is expected to increase from 1% this year to 10% in 2008 due to notebook makers more willing to adopt cheaper Blu-ray combo optical disc drives (ODDs) and the fact that Intel's CPU technology is able to support Blu-ray based multimedia, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report which cited sources at Matsushita.

Sources at Taiwan slim ODD maker Quanta Storage, however, were quoted by the paper as saying that Blu-ray ODDs are still expensive, so the market scale of notebooks with Blu-ray drives in 2007 and 2008 will still be very small. Slim-type DVD burners will still be mainstream in the notebook market, added the paper

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