SSDs win over hard drives in Battery Life
SSDs (Solid State Drives) are all the rage – no moving parts and expected reduced power consumption. Some tests have said that there is no power savings, other say there is – so Laptop Magazine took it into their own hands. Their results?
SSDs offer a small improvement in battery life. While this tiny improvement may not be enough to sell users on SSDs as power-saving devices, it is certainly enough to say that upgrading to SSD will not cost you any battery life and may provide you with more productive minutes as you wait shorter periods of time for programs to load or for your system to boot.
While I wouldn’t dump a laptop with a standard hard drive just to upgrade to a SSD based system, I wouldn’t rule one out in the future. The additional cost and reduced capacity are still a thorn in my side, so until there is a price leveling, which will happen with increased production, I will personally continue to purchase the laptop that has the best feature/value proposition.
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