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Graph of Plummeting Flash Memory Prices

This just-invented whole new category of mini-laptops is made possible by the chips of "flash ram" you use in USB memory keys and iPod nanos. That technology has been following the original Moore's Law for some years - halving in price every single year. That's started to slow down, now, but still, the Eee PC of Xmas 2010 should have four times the solid-state disk in it - 16GB. And it won't just be much faster with double the RAM and a better screen, it'll be cheaper, as well, as the market demands that part of the Moore's Law improvements appear that way. Soon enough, their low-end offering will be at the $200 price point, not today's $300.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2008