I wrote a speculative post last September saying that laptops with flash drives instead of hard disk would ship in 2006.
According to an article in Gearlog, Asus has just started shipping a flash based laptop!
It is still very expensive
The disk alone is being sold at DVnation for a painful $1199, which is half the value of the notebook(ouch)
and only has one 16gb flash disk, but it is the beginning. My first computer had a 40mb hard drive and 1mb of ram – who measures in megabytes these days?
Advances in flash storage are happening fast – expect flash based laptops to be a viable alternative in under five years.
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How many cycles is this drive good for?
Samsung already has one too.
I wonder how a Flash laptop will handle dirty power aboard public transport. It’s one thing burning up a power supply through irregular current but another frying data storage at the same time.
that is cool
Cool, but how about capacity?
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