They're welcome to try, but that'll just result in them going out of business. People are only starting to buy solid state in large quantities because it's generally getting cheaper. I see it as a side-grade from a traditional HDD. I'll get a 512gb one for my laptop if I see a good price, but I don't feel a pressing need to upgrade this season or even in the next year or two. I'd like one, but it's not a must have. They raise prices, they'll just push themselves off people's radar.
These guys can do it because their product is being used more and more in devices you don't mind paying the extra penny for. iPhone 5, iPad, iPad Mini, Galaxy S3, all devices that are increasing in popularity and all use 16GB+ of NAND. Whatever is left is then sold to be used in flash cards, USB, SSD, etc.
Look at your phone, tablet, digital camera. They already have your business.
Reduced supply and increasing demand/consumption = higher price.
That's a pretty sick price for a 512GB and not having to worry about a mail in rebate. I see that OCZ has a the Vertex 4 on promotion everywhere today. It's slower than this 720 drive. Bang for you buck this is a pretty sweet deal. Amazon has it for $440 or something like that
$349.99 and no rebate. I like that better than $339.99 or whatever for a slower drive and having to go through the hassle of a rebate.
Black Friday usually discounts certain items, I don't know what's the chances are of this being one of them. I want to wait, but this is so tempting since my laptop is arriving Saturday or Monday.
Black Friday will be sick but I doubt that retailers will target above 256GB for a promotion. Most of the Black Friday deals will be on Crucial or OCZ, which are good but nowhere near the performance of the 720 (from the reviews in earlier posts). If Sandisk or Transcend does a deal, I would pick that up instead of the OCZ or Crucial.
I would rather have an aggressive price on a better product than a crazy low price on a so-so product. That's just my two cents.
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