Asus to make SSDs an option across its entire notebook portfolio
Italian website Notebook Italia is claiming that Asus is planning on offering SSD options across all of its notebooks including on its budget SKUs starting immediately. The benefits of a solid-state drive are difficult to overlook as it allows for significantly faster boot times, lower power draw, longer battery life, lower weight, better shock resistance, and overall faster system performance compared to traditional mechanical drives. Asus and other manufacturers are increasingly turning to SSDs for these very reasons.
Note that the the manufacturer will not be making SSDs mandatory across all SKUs, but rather as an alternative to HDDs as some users may prefer the higher capacity hard drive for gaming or multimedia purposes.
Nowadays, SSDs are commonplace on sleek convertibles and 2-in-1 systems due to the necessities of having an ultra-thin chassis and light build. Nonetheless, a trip to your local electronics store is usually crowded with inexpensive models equipped with cheaper mechanical drives. A potential scenario could be a low-end Asus SKU with a 500 GB HDD swapped with a lower capacity 256 GB SSD in order to keep prices leveled.