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Sony T-series ultrabook front
However, to "provide the best of both worlds", the ultrabooks also offer a hybrid hard drive approach that includes a standard hard drive as well as an SSD. Unlike other manufacturers, Sony has restricted the use of the SSD drive to providing caching of data for quick boot-up and system resume; it cannot be used for data storage, according to Sony's marketing materials. (Nobody from Sony was available to clarify questions ZDNet UK had on this configuration.) The hybrid version includes a 320GB HDD alongside a 32GB SSD.
It also side-steps the port shortage of other ultrabooks by offering business and consumer users alike a selection of HDMI, VGA and ethernet ports, in addition to a multimedia card slot.
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