I've been looking to buy a new laptop. I am intending to use it to replace my desktop and current laptop, both of which are fairly outdated. I want to "future proof" the best I can so I don't have this issue again for quite some time -.-
Currently, I am wondering if it is worth it to upgrade to a blue ray drive in a laptop or not. I am curious if it will become the new standard for gaming discs or something along those lines.
a blu-ray disk standard is far out. There wont be a chance for a standard until the drives dip below $100, and even then it will depend on how much OEMs take to it. If you plan to keep this laptop for 3+ years than it may not be a horrible idea, but it wont be needed for games. We are moving towards downloaded games more than disk games.