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Flash notebooks disappoint
Expensive and don't work
Expensive notebooks with Flash drives are fast proving unreliable, according to News.com.
The magazine reports that one unnamed computer manufacturer is getting around 20 percent to 30 percent of the Flash-based notebooks it is shipping sent back because of failure rates and performance that simply isn't meeting customer expectations.
Most of the failures are technical faults on the drives, but there is a large amount that are coming back due to poor performance. Some Flash-based notebooks can't match notebooks with regular hard drives in terms of applications like video streaming.