You've probably read the news by now. Solid-state drive prices are going down, capacities are going up, and an increasing number of notebook makers are offering optional SSDs—if not ditching mechanical hard drives altogether.
In the wake of our 2.5" mobile drive comparison, we've decided to update our poll with a new question. When you buy your next notebook, what type of storage device will you opt for? Will you cough up the extra cash for an SSD-based MacBook Air or ThinkPad X300, or perhaps set aside $300-400 for a flash-based netbook like the Eee PC? Alternatively, do you feel mechanical hard drives are good enough for your uses? Hit our poll either below or on the front page to cast your vote.
Our last poll question was, "What's the best new graphics card?" TR readers overwhelmingly chose AMD's new Radeon HD 4870, awarding it 57% of the vote. The cheaper Radeon HD 4850 lay in second place with 26% of the vote, followed by the GeForce GTX 280 with 12%. The GeForce 9800 GTX+ only nabbed 3% of votes, while the GeForce GTX 260 secured a paltry 1%—just 75 votes out of over 6100.
|1. BIF - $340||2. Ryu Connor - $250||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||5. End User - $150||6. Captain Ned - $100|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100||8. Bill Door - $100||9. ericfulmer - $100|
|10. dkanter - $100|
|SolidRun MicroSoM offers Braswell CPUs on a tiny package||14|
|Friday Night Shortbread||19|
|Doom's latest update adds Deathmatch and private matches||10|
|Rumor: Google to showcase mesh networking router soon||8|
|Deals of the week: SSD storage and a gaming laptop||15|
|Asus upgrades its G11 gaming desktops with Pascal power||11|
|Work with Pritchard again in Mankind Divided's System Rift DLC||6|
|Titanfall 2 PC requirements point to a smooth experience||33|
|DSFix creator Durante outlines the realities of game optimization||30|