The move to ultra-slim laptop designs has forced manufacturers to embrace solid-state drives, which are more expensive but faster, less prone to damage and more energy efficient. When it released the MacBook Air, Apple was one of the first laptop manufacturers to adopt SSDs on a wide scale, and it seems likely that they'll continue to embrace this trend with the new MacBook Pro.
What Apple may do differently with the MacBook Pro is pair flash memory with a larger hard drive to give users both speed and lots of capacity, similar to the cache included on value-priced Ultrabooks such as the Samsung Series 5 14-inch
. Except, we expect Apple's flash to be much faster.
If if you just can't wait to install an SSD on your notebook, check out our guide on how to install an SSD