MacBooks Get SSDs (Unofficially)

While it's possible to install standalone solid state hard drives into most any laptop, it's always nice to see services selling preconfigured packages. Right now a company named ExperCom is offering both MacBooks and MacBook Pros with SSDs installed out of the box. And their prices are actually pretty reasonable.

While a new 15" MacBook Pro with 200GB hard drive will run you $2,000 from Apple, ExperCom's version with a 120GB SSD will only cost $649 more at $2649. That's only a $50 price premium over the drive's $600 pricepoint, so not nearly as bad as those beefed-up TiVos of yore. A 13" MacBook with 60GB SSD will cost $1649...meaning that SSD laptops with functional hard drives will soon be getting downright buyable.

ExperCom will also transfer files off of existing systems you want to upgrade. That'll run you $599 (60GB) or $899 (120GB) for the full hardware and service. [ExperCom via TUAW]