Just fire msconfig and remove unnecessary stuff from startup will make it snappier. Not Win XP snappy but still.. Also I don't understand a need for 64 bit there, if I were to do fresh install I'd go with 32 bit loosing maybe 500 mb of RAM, but even that can be brought back by hacking kernel into using PAE.
What about hinges, if you raise the base so the lid is horizontal, does it fall all way back on it's own?
Hinges are just fine. Not too tight and not loose. The screen keeps its position.
Generally, I feel this is a good laptop. Just trying to see the value of this over run of the mill $350 light and thin laptop. I like my laptops small and portable but was holding off on getting an "Ultrabook" due to pricing.
Ok, hinges alone is enough to send it back. I keep my laptops for 4-5 years, my recently died Lenovo N2000 is from 2007, gone through two keyboards and three disks, this one just does not seem to cut for that role. Watch out for another buy.com sale
I installed windows 8 on my UX31A and it is working well. Because win8 has the swipe from edge gestures I have noticed my touchpad sticks up on the sides and top. It makes it unpleasant to swipe. I'm wondering if it is like this on everyone's or if I just got unlucky.
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