Company announces new solid-state drives with increased performance and lower cost. The chipmaker will also offer updates to boost drive speed in Windows 7.
The solid-state drive has arrived, but its prices are all over the map. Usually, but not always, higher-price SSDs use better controllers and larger cache memory.
Solid-state drives are still a pricey alternative to hard disks, even as drive makers jockey for position with ever more capacious offerings.
Intel will sell desktop and laptop versions of its new solid-state hard drive. The 80GB drive will ship this week for about $595.
New Hewlett-Packard laptop offers up to 24 hours of battery life.