Toshiba Portege R500 1.73 Pound Ultra-Portable Notebook Goes Solid State

The 2.4-pound Toshiba Portege R500 may have cleared the FCC, but its younger, slimmer brother just weighed in at 1.73 pounds. How did Toshiba do it? By swapping out a standard hard drive and putting in a 64GB solid-state flash drive. The R500-S5003 has no moving parts (there's no DVD drive), and will cost $2,699. If… »7/25/07 5:30pm

Samsung Releases the Q30SSD: First Computer With Solid State, Flash-Based Hard Drive

We've been patiently waiting for laptops to come out with solid state, flash-based hard drives for ages and it looks like Samsung will be the first company to offer such an item. The first laptop to feature a flash-based hard drive, the Q30SSD sports 32GB of storage capacity and is available right now in South Korea.… »10/10/06 10:02am