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Intel unveils new SSD for laptops

Intel has unveiled the successor to its popular 300 Solid State Drive, with the product aimed at giving laptop users more memory

Intel has unveiled its latest solid-state drive (SSD), with the upgrade to be presented as an ideal replacement hard drive for laptop owners looking for extra storage capacity.

Following on from the global success of the company's SSD 330 drives, the newly-launched SD 335 has been designed and built using Intel's groundbreaking 20-nanometre process.

This means that, as with the rest of Intel's hardware, the new SSD will not only offer 240GB of storage capacity, but also enhanced durability.

Other key features of the 350 range of hard drives include a sequential read speed of 500 megabytes per second, as well as a write speed of 450 megabytes per second, while the whole drive will be able to fit into 2.5 inch laptop slots, making it ideal for consumers keen to upgrade an existing machine rather than invest in a whole new one.

At the same time, Intel is, according to the V3 blogs at least, "throwing its weight behind the ultrabook category of devices now entering the market" on the back of the release of the Windows 8 operating system.

As such, along with working on the new SSD, Intel has also been developing laptop computers with Lenovo, Dell and Acer, all of which they unveiled in London this week.

Highlights of the new Intel-powered range include the Dell XPS12 Duo ultrabook, which, thanks to a rotating screen set within the solid chrome casing, can be used as either a laptop or as a tablet computer, making it ideal for both business and leisure users on the move.

Additionally, Intel have also teamed up with NEC to power its newly-unveiled Lavie Z Ultrabook.

While the Japanese technology giant's latest machine has not yet been adapted to run with the Windows 8 system, it is already generating significant interest around the world due to its weight.

According to V3's expert blogger, the ultrabook weighs just 875g, inclusive of its battery, making it lighter than many real hardback, and even some paperback books.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801479812-ADNFCR