I've been looking at new laptops for a couple of months. One thing I've been considering is getting one with Bluray. I've found a couple I'm interested in, and one has this:
Bluray ROM LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
So it sounds like it plays Bluray but only had DVD write capabilities. Do very many laptops out there come with Bluray write drives at reasonable prices? The one I found has a i7-720QM processor, 4G RAM, 15.6" monitor (don't want bigger), and I can get it for just under $1000.
If my primary concern for writing to DVD/BluRay is for backups of my files/pictures, is there much of a benefit for having a Bluray write capable drive?
Any other suggestions/comments would be helpful.