I appreciate both of your responses; I'm asking this because I'm trying to decide whether or not to configure my new HP dm1z with their 128GB solid state drive and I would feel more comfortable knowing the details of what I'm actually purchasing for $290. Is there anyway of finding this out prior to purchasing?
Buying SSD separately is much better on several levels. First of all, the HP option is $290 MORE then the standard 320GB 7200RPM HDD, so really you are paying $400 for an unknown 128GB SSD. You can get a SandForce 128GB SSD for half that right now. AND you'll still have a pretty good 320 GB HDD that the notebook came with. Secondly, you can save the original HDD for restoration purposes and load a fresh install on the SSD to get rid of the bloatware. I also have it on good authority that native Win7 drivers for things like the trackpad and WiFi are better on the battery then the HP ones.