If you didn’t think your hard drives could get any smaller, you would be wrong. Western Digital is now shipping a new 5mm 2.5 hard drives. The target for these new devices is for the ever more present ultra-books and super thin laptops. Western digital even claims that these devices are 35% thinner than most of the trendy smart phones out there. The good news is you can get an ultra slim hard drive for about $90.
For my birthday my husband surprised me with a Toshiba Portege Z835-P370 Ultrabook with an i5-2467M processor, 6GB DDR3 memory, and 128GB Solid State Drive. I know most women like jewelry, gold, diamonds, whatever, not me. I’m a techy at heart and my husband is fully aware of that. Did I need another computer? Who doesn’t? This pc is just 2.5lbs, it has slim profile, and a listed 8 hour battery life (I haven’t seen this yet, max I’ve seen is a little over 4 hours but then I have everything turned up). Oh, it also has a backlit keyboard which I love! This is not my first solid state computer, I have Mac Airbook, I must say the solid state drive makes everything boot up much faster. I have setup this Ultrabook basically identical to my Toshiba Satellite and there is a huge difference in the speed of application loading. Whats really different about this Ultrabook that it has standard features a lot of others don’t such as 3 USB ports, an ethernet port, a VGA port as well as an HDMI port. I’ve been using it the laptop for a bout a week now and so far they only complaint I have is the keyboard size, for those of you with big figures it might take a bit to get used. I was also spoiled by my Satellite laptop as it had a 10-key which I used religiously. That being said, I’m very happy with this light easy to carry and work on laptop.