Sounds great, until you get to the cost. $960 for the drive at this point. Perhaps as time goes on and flash memory gets cheaper, we might see such products in the future. I would be interested, that's for sure.
The SSD technology has three major benefits over hard disks, said Yun. The first is that data access is faster. This could be seen when the SSD-based laptop was booted up alongside the same-model machine with a hard disk. The desktop appeared on the screen of the SSD laptop in about 18 seconds while the hard-drive-based computer took about 31 seconds to reach the same point.