On p95 of the Holiday 2012 issue, MPC had the following vague comment: "In 2013, though, 256GB will reach the $0.50-per-gigabyte level, and become the baseline in all of our builds." (referring to MPCs The Builds section).
I had originally thought we would see some black Friday deals (with rebates, of course) that would finally break the 50 cent barrier. We were close - I think we got to about 56 cents ($130 for a 240GB +S/H), but not quite yet there. Now, OCZ has announced they plan on getting out of the low-end market (I'm reading this as referring to the Agility & Octane series).
Since their announced departure, I've noticed the costs heading back up, with most sales hovering around $170 for 256 (66 cents per GB). Obviously, OCZ's departure has pushed that milestone back.
While I agree with the sentiment that SSDs will eventually reach 50 cents per GB (and then 33 cents per GB, etc.), I'm wondering if anyone has a closer estimate than all of next year. So, I'm asking the readers: when do you think it will happen? March, or perhaps July? Or will it even happen in 2013?