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Wednesday, January 24, 2001
SoundBlaster BTO Clarification/Inquiry
9:32 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Brian Sounder of Creative Labs posted some corrections to his earlier post which we reported on last Monday; initially he had claimed that their upcoming Mac SoundBlaster Live! audio cards would be a build-to-order option at the Apple store. Apparently, Apple isn't necessarily going to make the cards a BTO, but will more likely carry them at the store along with many other Mac-friendly products. Here's his post:

Actually - not BTO yet - we would like to see it. It is just going to be available at the Apple store when it starts shipping. I mixed the two together. This cold medicine is eating my brain.
In another post, Brian asks for feedback from gamers on whether they would like to see this BTO option become a reality:
It would be nice to see the SB LIVE! be a standard item or a BTO feature. I think Apple responded to user feedback about the PCI slots. It just so happens an SB LIVE! among other things will fit in there nicely! How many people here would get it in their new system if it was a BTO option?
If you feel like the Soundblaster would be a good fit for your next Mac, make a post to our forums yourself. Or maybe drop Brian an email (though don't flood the poor man, please, he's sick) at his work address, which is available in the forum thread as well. A BTO option would certainly help boost the base of Mac users with the cards, which in turn would encourage developers to modify their games and ports to take advantage of the SoundBlaster's many capabilities. Read our Soundblaster Live preview for more details on what this card will do for you, and give Brian your feedback in our Forums -- consider him a direct link not only to Creative Labs, but to Apple as well.

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