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|05-29-2013 01:16 PM|
|c_nitty||Just took it out of the box any tips to get the most from this laptop ?|
|03-14-2013 02:30 PM|
|03-14-2013 02:09 PM|
|03-13-2013 12:35 AM|
|2kB_minimalist||Anyone think the USB ports (at least on the left aide) are a little loose? I guess they're designed that way to have some give, it doesn't seem to hurt it to move whatever up and down in the ports, it just seems kinda lax with my 360 controller and USB drive. Hopefully it doesn't wear down easily. Anyone know if that tends to happen with laptops in general? I've never had one for a long period of time.|
|03-12-2013 10:22 PM|
for those of you jumped in: precisely what is the maximum ram configuration for the machine?
lenovo says: max 8GB
crucial says: max 16GB
doc_152 guy here proved 16GB and his is an i3-3110M.
|03-11-2013 10:28 PM|
Also, I maybe just lucky with the models I pick out cause they usually have similar sockets that would allow me to perform similar upgrades if I get bored or something.
edit: found this. http://forums.lenovo.c
|03-11-2013 04:47 PM|
They have a CPU socket though.
There may be a other considerations when changing the processor if anyone ever tries. It could require a different BIOS, etc. I've also seen where the CPU stepping can cause issues in what you'd think were otherwise identical processors on a mobo.
Then again it could be a drop-in.
|03-10-2013 07:44 AM|
So it is truly YMMV..:-)
|03-10-2013 05:13 AM|
|03-09-2013 10:21 AM|
I took the day off Thursrday to get a second one and migrate my parents over to it. We were able to get them to match the coupon and got it for $285 before tax.
It shows it with the bottom cover, placement of screws, etc.
"Staples have to have the same model then only we would accept otherwise not."
It doesn't matter which model. The coupon is for any Windows 8 laptop. They are not price matching a model, they are honoring a competitor's coupon.
"We have already reduced 120 and we cannot reduce any more on that."
Staples also has their laptops on sale and the coupon is good on top of that. It doesn't say it's only good on regularly priced items. Once the coupon is applied to the i3 Toshiba, it has a total of a $225 reduction.
They're picking and choosing when they follow their policies with this. They should honor it or not accept competitor's coupons.
"Staples does not have same model but they have similar model for 399 so we can take out 75 from 399 and give this for $325"
That model has some differences. It has more RAM and a larger hard drive. At least store 3 presented something of a compromise. You got a nice system though.
|03-08-2013 10:42 PM|
|03-08-2013 08:37 AM|
|cruiserhitch||Scored one yesterday on the second try.|
|03-07-2013 04:12 PM|
|irule9000||windows 8 is actually quite good. Any way The only components in a laptop you'd be messing with are the hard drive. ram. and cd drive(if you put in a caddy to give you an extra bay). This laptop is pretty easy to open up. The hd and the ram are accessible via the large bottom covering. Simply take the same precaution as you would for a desktop (anti static) and it should be pretty easy to replace these parts. All the other parts (ie cpu) are soldered to the motherboard and are unreplaceable. I'd reccomend reading the guide that came with the laptop for more specifics.|
|03-07-2013 03:01 PM|
I've already deleted Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Cinnamon GUI. Screw Microsoft's crappy products.
|03-07-2013 02:02 PM|
|Shane369||I'm very pleased with my purchase of a windows laptop for once! Although it was a gift for my wife, I've used it more then she has at this point. It benchmarks fairly close to the sandy bridge i5 in my 2011 Mac mini. Everything seems to run smoothly in windows 8 even with only 4gb of RAM. Has anyone actually upgraded their RAM yet? If so what did you upgrade to?|
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