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Acer has thrown its weight behind the Blue-ray Disc to become the fifth big-name computer maker to back the next-gen optical disc format. It's launched a BD-equipped media centre PC to affirm its intentions. Acer Aspire iDea 520 Acer's iDea 520: Blu-ray on board Acer's plan to acquire Gateway will catapult the joint …


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  1. Dave

    All of a sudden

    a PS3 looks like good value.

  2. Greg

    Oooh, pretty!

    Wait...HOW MUCH???


    In all seriousness, with regards to the first comment posted, I don't think the PS3 was ever really bad value, simply down to the Blu-Ray player. It's a stinking amount for a console, but when you can buy a really powerful console and Blu-Ray player for less than the price of, I dunno, a Blu-Ray player, who's going to go for the second option? It's exactly what they did with the PS2 and its DVD capabilities, and it's exactly where Microsoft continue to miss a trick with the 360.

    That said, it hasn't worked as well this time, because their new console costs twice as much as the old one. A PS3 being "good value for a Blu-Ray player" doesn't stop it being really expensive.

  3. Paul

    but can it run linux?

    well, perhaps, but is there any driver support for linux?

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