which nand flash memory laptop should i buy.

  tregg 18:28 03 May 2007

i want to buy a laptop, but i want one with
nand flash memory, so no moving parts,
as in, no hard disc;
and a physical qwerty keyboard

to a lesser extent, i would like 1 gig of ram
and preferably vista, but thats not essential
i wouldnt mind also, if it had reasonably good specs, so that it might run some graphics software, albeit slowly, like photoshop, adobe premiere, or even a 3d modelling software like autodesk 3ds max. although maybe this isnt possible, because i would prefer to keep the cost down to around £700. i could go higher in price. do you know of a list of laptops, with flash memory, and qwerty keys, so i could compare them.?

most humble regards

ps, i dont care about style, looks, or how heavy it is. also, it can be a ultra mobile pc, as long as it has a docking station, so i can hook it to a dvd drive.

  The Brigadier 18:32 03 May 2007

Flash memory hard drives are very new to the market & will cost you alot, if you can find one to buy!

  Ashrich 20:11 03 May 2007

Samsung have only recently announced Nand hard disks , few and far between and probably very expensive , and small at 32gb , the smart thinking is that they will incorporate nand with conventional hard drive technology and produce hybrid disks with instant boot up and large storage .


  tregg 19:00 31 May 2007

ok, so I googled, phoned, found;
"samsung q1 ssd", about £1200, which is a UMPC, 7" touch screen, no keyboard, low specs.
"samsung q1 ultra ssd" which wasn't released as of may 07. better screen resolution, also now a qwerty thumbpad.
"samsung q30" laptop, now discontinued, I think.
"sony vaio ux1", 4.5 inch UMPC, expensive at about £1800.
"dell lattitude d420" an ultra portable laptop, for about £1300, with a core solo chip, and a possible 1.5 gig of ram. integrated graphics, unfortunately.
its not on their website, yet, you have to phone and request it.

I went with the dell, eventually, Bcos the others had low specifications.

one final note of warning, don't install vista on a 32gig solid sate disk drive, because vista takes up 15gig disk space, leaving you with very little storage space.
go with windows XP, which only takes 1.5 gig of space.

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