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Upgrade of IBM thinkpad

bigpollack 2,192 505 December 18, 2015 at 06:46 AM I bought this.

It hasn't been delivered yet.

I currently have an "older" tablet.

IBM thinkpad with a Atom Z2760, 2GB ram, running windows 8.1

Even though the Pentium N3540 in this system isn't a powerhouse....
I'm ASSUMING it will be a big step up in performance.

Faster CPU, and a 64-bit vs 32-bit CPU
Double the Ram ( 4GB vs 2GB )

Any thoughts ???
If it's not going to be a big step up in performance...I'll just flip it.

I am planning on popping in an SSD....I have many of them lying around ( darn slickdeals )

Only thing I use it for is surfing the web, watching videos, etc.
And the old IBM is starting to choke, just with these simple tasks.

I also posted this question on the other forum that had the deal....sorry about the dual post.

Been on Slickdeals a long time....didn't even realize they HAD a tech support forum !




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Here are the CPU benchmarks for those processors

Yes it's an upgrade not tremendous but still not a fast PC. For the money you paid probably worth it.

The extra ram will be nice, but 64bit doesn't really matter if your not going to increase the ram. I would be careful about the ssd you put in as you don't want it to be more than the laptop is worth.
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I'd love to hear how this works once you put an SSD in it. I did the same with a cheap ASUS laptop I bought through Slickdeals when Windows 8 first came out and it took a barely usable system and made it quite nice. I like the fact this little Dell has a backlit keyboard and it's the right price to replace that ASUS - would love an update once you get it and upgrade it, as it looks like it could be a decent little travel laptop.
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