- Solid-state drives (SSDs) generally reduce the time it takes to start up a system.
- Windows XP and 7 both benefit from SSD.
- HP recognized the performance benefit by including one.
On the flip side, Microsoft could face weak Windows 8/8.1 sales if the Chromebook 14 is successful. For now, some investors may be bullish on the stock considering CEO Steve Balmer is set to retire. The Xbox One, coming out on November 22, could also be a bullish event – the console is the first refresh since 2005.(Written by Chris Lau, a Kapitall Writer. Data sourced from Zacks Investment Research.)