Ultrabooks are starting to show up and their ultra-thin design means in many cases your standard size SSD will not fit. For several years now traditional notebooks shipped with a 9.5mm z-height drive, what we all consider a standard notebook form factor. Many ultrabooks use a base that is around 9 millimeters high, so your 9.5mm drive isn't going to fit, no matter how big your hammer is.
As many of you know, notebook turned ultrabook manufactures must achieve price points to stay competitive with other OEM makers. During this process some corners get cut. One example can be found in the screen resolution. There are several ultra-high resolution screens on the market today, but very few ultrabooks ship with them. Another premium item that in many cases gets the compromise treatment is the storage system. Several ultrabooks are shipping with 7mm mechanical drives with a single platter. These drives are slow and in most cases very slow. What good is a sleek new ultrabook if the damn drive is slower than the drive in your current notebook? The HDD/SSD is what makes your computer feel fast when reading and writing data.
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