This notebook from Samsung debuts in Korea next month, but it's groundbreaking enough to warrant Pricelining yourself a plane ticket and getting over there just to pick one up. Called the Q30, it has a hard disk based on solid-state flash memory rather than a traditional spinning hard disk. The flash drive's capacity is just 32 GB, but since it has no moving parts, it's much faster — four times as fast as a hard disk when accessing data, according to Samsung. Other flashy perks: It'll run cool enough so you don't need a fan (making it virtually silent), be more durable, and boost your battery life since flash is more energy efficient. We're also predicting you'll look hotter if you stand close to one of these things. But only early adopters need apply: The Q30 will set you back a spit-take-worthy $3,700. A hefty price tag, to be sure, but it's just the beginning of the flash invasion of PCs. Expect significant price drops as the tech catches on.
Samsung's Q30-SSD with 32GB flash drive on sale in June!, via Engadget