Seagate just announced their 7200.2 line-up of 2.5" hard drives, now in SATA 3 Gbps. While this is I guess, notable, the big thing here is that this new line-up is all 7200rpm and tops out at 160GB and is all perpendicular. Finally, we can get some 7200rpm action in at the 160GB drive range. SanDisk also announced that they're shipping the 2.5" drop-in replacement Solid State Disk drives coming in at 32GB and consuming 1/2 the power of standard conservative drives. The good news? They're not going to cost as much as the 1.8" drive (which would increase consumer prices by "around $600" on laptops). SanDisk is shipping them now to computer manufacturers for around $350 each. So... possibly only ~$300 or so mark-up over traditional drives in laptops -- if your desired manufacturer decides to offer them. I'm guessing they'll be around $450 on the OEM market.