Initial shipments will start in the third quarter of this year in two flavors: Client X25-M and Client X18-M for 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch sizes, respectively. Both drives will feature 80GB capacity and a SATA interface.
If true, it would be a very bold move by Intel. As it stands now, SSDs this size command a significant premium – upwards $1,000 – over the price of equivalent notebooks fitted with a hard drive. Just how much the chip maker’s bundle approach can help drive down the price for large capacity SSDs remains to be seen. There’s no confirmation from Intel itself, so you should probably take this news with a grain of salt.