Blu-ray and DVD drives being replaced by dedicated HD video Processors in Notebooks

posted Feb 10, 2010, 12:54 AM by Henrik Cort Tranæs   [ updated Feb 22, 2010, 11:32 AM ]
The biggest trend right now in the transformation of delivery of video content from a physical disc to non psychical media  is seen in the laptop scene computers.
Where beforehand opto-electronics makers like Liteon could count on a large part of their units sales going into notebooks, besides dedicated DVD and Blu-ray players ,Notebooks manufacturers are now opting to leave out physical disc drives in their notebooks and netbooks. Consumers are asking for slimmer and more appealing notebook designs and are not seeing the value ion having a optical drive, since they download or stream most of their software and use the could for streaming and getting apps, games and video.

1. Optical drives are being left out in winning notebook and netbooks designs

i.e the Asus UL30, Acer Timeline 3810, HP envy 13

2. DVD to blu-ray adaptation in notebook and desktops have all but stalled.

3. The demand for chipsets that can decode HD video is higher than ever.