Intel Cuts SSD Prices and Introduce The New 120Gb X25-M
Andy Ruffell / 8 years ago
Christmas is just around the corner and Intel have made an early move by cutting SSD prices and also introducing a new 120GB model in its X25-M line.
Starting with the lowest capacity model, the 40GB now has a retail price of (£78 inc VAT), 80GB X25-M drive now has an RRP of $199 (£155 inc VAT) and the 160GB drive has been dropped to $415 (£323 inc VAT).
More interesting though, is the new 120GB drive which costs $50 more than the 80GB at $249 (£194 inc VAT) making it the best ‘bang-for-buck’ SSD available at a mere $2.08/£1.61-per-gigabyte.
What Intel is trying to achieve from this price cut, is to attract upgrade seekers in buying an Intel product. Personally, i see this as a nice move from Intel!
Troy Winslow, director of product marketing at Intel NAND Solutions Group said at the intel conference:
Every Christmas, consumers are looking for the latest tech gadget; this year, with prices dropping, the solid-state drive is becoming more mainstream and can make the single greatest improvement to PC performance. With an SSD, tech shoppers can give the gift of a technology makeover that will help speed up, or breathe new life, into a current PC by just swapping out the hard drive for an SSD.
More info can be found on Intel’s website here
Here is a video introducing the new 120GB X25-M: