Can this netbook play a blu ray?

liquidsnake718

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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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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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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.
 

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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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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.
 

liquidsnake718

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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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