As far as Fujitsu is concerned, the war between HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats can keep going until the cows come home, but they’re not going to wait for a definitive winner, because the electronics maker is releasing computers that will feature both optical drive technologies. As it stands, you won’t be able to get your hands on a single computer that will do both, but you will be given the option of either.
The Fujitsu NX95S/D notebook, the latest in the company’s FMV-Biblo series, will come with a HD-DVD drive, Intel Core Duo CPU, two 160GB hard drives, and a TV tuner. Look for this laptop to start shipping – to the Japanese market, at the very least – sometime in June for about $3300.
If you prefer high-end desktops for a combined home theatre and personal computing experience, then you may want to look into the FMV-DESKPOWER TX95S/D that will come with a Blu-ray drive. The compact design might win a few people over, but the 37-inch LCD will easily wet the pants of many a tech junkie. This powerful $5000+ behemoth should also hit shelves around the same time as the NX95S/D notebook.