The Fujitsu LifeBook B6210 and the Fujitsu LifeBook P1610 are adding solid-state drives (flash memory based) to the available options for harddrives/storage. The two “convertibles” (being able to convert from a normal laptop to a Tablet PC-style form factor) will have the ability to use either 16GB or 32GB solid-state drives from Samsung in place of traditional mechanical hard drives.
Of course, this comes with an additional cost – because the solid-state drives are not being widely used, as well as production costs, the choice of these drives can add several hundred dollars to the price (LAPTOP Magazine states $700 – $1000+ for the P1610, although CNET and others state $600+). At this time, you have to contact Fujitsu sales directly to get this option as well as pricing.
What does it offer though? Almost instantaneous booting and application launching, much lower heat, and a longer battery life. You also have the advantage of reliability – a flash-based drive in a machine that is dropped is much safer than a mechanical drive as far as protecting your data. Granted, most of us are never going to drop our laptops, but for some people, they may need a machine that can get bumped around a lot.