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In spite of all the hype, IHS estimates less than 3% of Q1 notebook shipments involved...

In spite of all the hype, IHS estimates less than 3% of Q1 notebook shipments involved solid-state drives (SSDs), as their high prices relegated them to $900+ systems. Hard drives were used in all other shipments. Just how fast SSDs take share from hard drives, courtesy of falling prices, MacBook integration, and cheaper ultrabooks, will do much to determine whether Seagate (STX) and Western Digital (WDC) deserve their rock-bottom valuations.
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  • kmi
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    The price premiums notebook makers charge for SSDs do not reflect SSD market prices and make them very unattractive to the average purchaser.

     

    I've specced out notebooks that ask for $400-600 premiums for SSDs that cost $200 bare..
    23 Jul 2012, 09:11 AM Reply Like
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