I have what I like to think of as a pretty cool laptop: Sony SuperSlim. 850 MHz Pentium III, 384 MB of memory, Windows XP, 20 GB hard drive. (It also has a terrible fan noise but I’ve learned to live with it!)
I really pound on this machine. At times, the performance really sucks. It’s not that the processor bogs down, it’s always the result of the hard drive slowing things down.
Surely there must be a solution for power users like me? Why can’t someone develop a more effective hard drive or insert a cool piece of new technology (remember bubble memory) in the storage hierarchy between main memory and the hard drive.
Billions of dollars await the solver of this problem!