that Hewlett-Packard plans on adding a Solid State Drive (SSD) option to its
products announced earlier this month and is committed to offering the option
in future products.
The notebooks series with this option will be the HP Compaq
2710p, 2510p, 6910p, and 8000 series.The option
will be available next month. Initially only a 64 GB option will be
offered, at a cost increase of around $1,000.The higher cost and lower capacity may turn some users
away, but HP is confident the benefits of SSD technology will outweigh the
negatives, for some professional users.The flash memory SSD drives will increase battery life and
make the notebooks lighter -- both desirable effects for making the notebooks
more portable.HP is not the first notebook manufacturer to jump on the
SSD train. Last week DailyTech reported that Dell
and Alienware laptops will be offering a SSD option as well.The market future for SSD certainly looks bright, though
costs still remain relatively high.
quote: fewer concerns over failure and data loss
quote: it took me 3 days to get everything reinstalled and configured