We've all been lusting after having an Intel SSD in our notebooks ever since they came out, but the price has been largely prohibitive. Intel, realizing this, has introduced a line of SSDs targeted at those seeking value.
Tech Report today points out that the 40GB Intel X25-V is now selling on Newegg for $129.99 (opens in new tab). It's not as fast as the top-end drives, and according to Intel's spec sheet, it can do sequential reads of up to 170MB/s and writes at up to 35MB/s.
For a little more than double the cost, you'll get twice the capacity and much better performance with the 80GB X25-M sequential read and write speeds of 250MB/s and 70MB/s, respectively at the Newegg listing of $299.99 (opens in new tab).