Latitude XT2 With SSD Review Update

In a previous post, I reviewed my Latitude XT2 Tablet PC with Windows 7 Beta, and I noted that I may buy an SSD in the future. Well, the future is now, and I recently purchased an Intel X-18m second generation drive and installed it in my computer.

Quantitatively, the numbers show a marked increase in both the Windows Experience Index and the HD Tune results, seen below. Qualitatively, the difference is amazing. My computer boots from a cold start to a working desktop in under 20 seconds, and it takes mere seconds to install a program like Firefox. It almost feels like I have a whole new computer. Certainly worth the ~$230 for the 80 gigabyte drive.

WEI with SSD - 7.7 for HDD

WEI with SSD - 7.7 for HDD

WEI without SSD - 4.6 for HD

WEI without SSD - 4.6 for HDD

HD Tune with SSD

HD Tune with SSD

HD Tune without SSD

HD Tune without SSD