May 16, 2013 in Hardware (E)
[prMac.com] San Dimas, California - MCE Technologies, LLC (MCE) today announces that it will begin shipping the first ever internal drive for the iMac, and Mac mini, that plays Blu-ray movies with the included Mac Blu-ray Player software. The drive also reads and records to DVD and CD-recordable media like the original Apple SuperDrive it is designed to replace. The MCE Internal Blu-ray player for iMac and Mac mini is a slot-loading drive designed to be installed into the iMac (Early 2009 through Late 2011 models) and Mac mini (Late 2009 - Mid 2010 models) and includes full installation instructions for end-user installation. The MCE Blu-ray Player for iMac and Mac mini will retail for $79.99 and shipment of the drive will begin May 27.
"We're thrilled to be able to offer Blu-ray movie playback from an internal drive onto the iMac's stunning built-in display and for a reasonable price," stated Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE. "The Mac mini can also become a true media hub with the ability to now playback Blu-ray movies from an internal drive."
The MCE Internal Blu-ray Player for iMac and Mac mini includes Mac Blu-ray Player software for the playback of commercial Blu-ray movies. Commercial Blu-ray movie playback requires an Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.4GHz, or faster, and 4GB of RAM. The drive is compatible with Apple's DVD Player application for the playback of DVD movies as well as with Finder Burning for burning DVDs and CDs at the Finder level. The drive is bootable and is fully compatible with all DVD and CD recordable media on the market today and can record to standard DVD+R media at up to 8X (11MB/sec) speed, to DVD+R DL (Double/Dual Layer) media at up to 4X (5.5MB/sec) speed, to DVD+RW at up to 6X speed, to DVD-RAM at up to 5X speed, and to CD-R and CD-RW media at up to 24X speed.
Pricing and Availability:
The MCE Internal Blu-ray Player for iMac and Mac mini is $79.99 USD and includes Mac Blu-ray Player software installation instructions for the iMac and Mac mini. More information may be found at online at MCE Technologies.
MCE Technologies is based in San Dimas, California and can be reached by telephone at (800) 5000-MAC (800-500-0622) in the U.S. or at (714) 674-0800 internationally. More information about products by MCE Technologies can be found on the Internet at MCE Technologies online. Copyright (C) 2013 MCE Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.