Dell, Alienware deliver 64GB solid-state drives

Users can now order select notebooks from Dell and Alienware with 64GB solid-state drives, according to a report by CNet. The systems in question are Dell's XPS M1330 and Alienware's Area 51 m9750, and CNet says they're both available with a 64GB Samsung SSD. The upgrade isn't cheap, though: users will reportedly have to cough up $920 for the chance to do away with mechanical storage.

$920 may be hard to swallow compared to pricing for regular hard drives, but solid-state storage should offer lower power consumption, greater reliability, and better performance in some scenarios. And for users who crave extra storage capacity, CNet says Alienware offers the option to run a pair of 64GB SSDs in the same notebook.

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