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Can this netbook play a blu ray?

Asus 1201N with an Nvidia ION? I dont have an external BD drive so I cant tell, this says it can play 1080P movie playback, but im thinking MVK files, but what about full fledged blu ray movies?
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  1. I doubt it.

    In my experience, ATOM chips are very bad when it comes to HD playaback. even with the Nv GPU i just don't see bluray playback being stable. how would you intend to watch bluray though? given it doesn't have a drive, you would need to convert the fiels anyway no? so just encode them into a more netbook friendly format.

    depends on what you need though i guess.
  2. If your intending to watch Blu ray, a netbook should not even be considered.

    Netbooks are basically really big blackberrys, they are good for basic internet and nothing more.
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    daship said:
    If your intending to watch Blu ray, a netbook should not even be considered.

    Netbooks are basically really big blackberrys, they are good for basic internet and nothing more.


    not entirely true. one of my hobbies back when netbooks first came about was to get stuff running that should be impossible. i successfully got oblivion running on the original eeePC 701 at a fairly playable rate. people often under estimate netbooks. but your point is still valid, you do need to limit your expectations.
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  5. This isnt true since I have a new netbook in the ASUS 101n with a dual core atom and an hdmi output. It has an Nvidia ION chip and can play full hd movies not sure about a blu ray though
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