“SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 29, 2010 – Intel Corporation announced today the Intel® Solid-State Drive (Intel® SSD) 310 Series, an ultra-small solid-state drive (SSD) that delivers Intel® X25-class award-winning SSD performance, but in one-eighth the size. Measuring 51mm-by-30mm and only 5mm thick, the Intel SSD 310 is a fast, ultra-compact SSD that brings flexibility, ruggedness and scalability to innovative form factors and devices. It can enable highly responsive dual-drive notebooks, innovative single-drive tablets and low-power, rugged embedded industrial or military applications. When paired with a high-capacity hard disk drive (HDD) in a dual-drive system, the Intel SSD 310 can improve overall PC system performance by up to 60 percent.”

See the full announcement @ http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2010/12/29/new-intel-solid-state-drive-310-series-offers-full-ssd-performance-in-18th-the-size.  See the product brief for more information.

Sounds like there are some interesting laptops and slates coming.  Good!

Here’s a video from Lenovo on the subject.  It isn’t the best announcement I’ve ever seen.  You were warned.