Dell launches 256GB solid-state drives for XPS

Dell has increased the capacity of the solid-state drives on its range of XPS laptops, but not the price--at least as far as the United States is concerned.

Late last week a Samsung-manufactured 256GB SSD appeared on Dell's U.S. Web site as an option for the XPS M1330 and M1730 laptops. The SSD is available as an upgrade, at a US$400 premium, to the base specifications of those laptops.

Before the option of a 256GB SSD was made available, the largest SSD a customer could order as an upgrade for the XPS machines was 128GB in capacity. Upgrading to the 128GB SSD also cost US$400.
ZDNet Asia sister's site ZDNet UK asked Dell if and when the 256GB SSD option will be made available to U.K. customers, but had not received a reply at the time of writing.