I would not be surprised to see Konica Minolta release a G model for Gov't bid business with a HDD installed.
The USA GSA and DOD demands FIPPs certified drives these days and I do not think a SSD will cut it without a lengthy certification process.
According to BLI, the First Copy Out times on the new series are up to 15% faster compared to their immediate predecessor models. These could be as much do to the 8 GB RAM and the Quad core processor as the SSD by itself.
Many of the new features on the iSeries, Toshiba released two years ao.