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Dell ditches hard disks

Hard disk’s are out in Dell’s latest laptop range
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PC manufacturer Dell has revealed that it is dropping hard disks from a number of its upcoming lightweight laptops, having instead chosen to include solid-state SSD memory.

ZDNet reports that with SSD capacities now approaching the 32GB mark, solid-state memory is now becoming a real option for users who aren’t burdened with extensive MP3 or MPEG4 collections.

Solid-state memory offers several advantages over traditional hard drives – no moving parts, faster access and lower battery consumption. Its usage also boosts operations and loading times.

The Latitude D420 comes with a SATA hard drive as standard, but can be upgraded to 32GB solid-state drive for $450. The D620 comes with the drive as a $300 option.

No details about European availability are yet known.

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