Macbook Air could be grounded

SEAGATE CEO Bill Watkins has said that if the current rash of notebooks using Solid State Drives (SSD) catches the imagination and the credit cards of the laptop-buying public, his legal department may well have to get involved.

Big Tech Bog reports that Watkins thinks Seagate holds patents which could leave the likes of Samsung, Apple and Intel in a spot of bother. With SSD still prohibitively expensive, the current market and margins for these drives is still relatively small, restricted, as it is, to just a handful of über-laptops including Apple’s anorexic Macbook Air and Lenovo’s relatively portly X300.

But if the SSD v HDD battle really hots up, and prices of the newer, smaller, faster and cooler technology do start to pick up as most tech analysts are predicting, then the gloves could be off.

News source: THEINQUIRER

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