Personally I think it’s no ‘biggy’ that Apple left out Blu-ray drives from its latest laptops released this past Tuesday (I’m more pissed about the lack of Firewire in the new Macbooks). It would’ve driven up cost and more importantly contradicted the purchase of hi def movies found at the iTunes store. Course that probably explains Amex Digital’s announcement today for their portable blu-ray player specifically aimed at Mac users. It plays and burns Blu-rays and DVDs and supports 12cm and 8cm discs. No power cord is necessary since it runs off the connected USB port and it looks pretty sleek.
Expect it to cost about $270 with no word on availability.
Official announcement here