Apple has reduced the Solid State Drive (SSD) option on the MacBook Air from US$999 to US$599 just in time for holiday shopping. Studies have shown that current SSD drives save only a little on battery power and improve only a little on various read/write functions. Even so, the removing the HDD gets the last moving part out of a notebook computer — something that will appeal to many customers.
In addition, for those who want to upgrade to the 1.8 GHz model, that option will now cost US$100 less. Combined, that’s a reduction of $500. Happy holiday shopping to all.