Mac Mini Upgrade Kit Installs Blu-ray, Too Bad OS X Can't Use It

Apple's recently boosted the speed and storage on its Mac Minis, but they missed out on any Blu-ray love. AMEX Digital's Upgrade Kit is designed to fix that. One small problem though: OS X still lacks native Blu-ray movie playback.

That means using another OS (like Windows 7 via Boot Camp) for Blu-ray playback. Back in OS X, reading and writing Blu-ray discs is possible if you're using software like Adobe's Premiere Pro CS3 with Encore, or the Blu-ray plugin for Roxio's Toast.

Another thought: The kit costs $US200 bucks. Add that to the entry-level Mac Mini's $US600 price tag, and you may as well start thinking about other media PC options. Fail. [AMEX Digital via Engadget]

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