One would think, after announcing the product in July, that Intel might be shipping its next-gen solid state hard drives. One would be wrong.

I think one of the biggest uses of these drives will be to resuscitate old machines that would otherwise be tossed. A four-year-old CPU is still faster than what most people need, but if you swap out the slowest part of the machine (the disk), you might find you have a perfectly good netbook.