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For such a machine 4 gigs is more than enough and the speed is limited at 1066MHz by the controller so unless you desperately need the 8 gigs, throw in a 64GB M4 SSD for ~$120 and the performance increase will be amazing. Boot time is 49 seconds out of the box on a 7200RPM (?) HDD due to the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 (their name, not mine). SSD > RAM by faaar.
Agree, but SSD and surfing the web dont mix too well.
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Agree, but SSD and surfing the web dont mix too well.
Care to elaborate?
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Care to elaborate?
The content of every website visited is written to a small browser cache. Within that cache itself, data gets written and rewritten many times. Add to that the number of times you delete that internet cache (or some disk clean utility does it for you) and you end up with a very large number of write / erase cycles.
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The content of every website visited is written to a small browser cache. Within that cache itself, data gets written and rewritten many times. Add to that the number of times you delete that internet cache (or some disk clean utility does it for you) and you end up with a very large number of write / erase cycles.
Hmmm, interesting.
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Hi, i was looking to buy this netbook and has a few questions.
The HDD is a 7200 or 5400 rpm?
If i change the ram to 4gb 1333mhz, did it will run it @ 1333 or @1066?
and its there any way to overclock it (CPU or GPU)?
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Originally Posted by Ivan TSI;13840350 
Hi, i was looking to buy this netbook and has a few questions.
The HDD is a 7200 or 5400 rpm?
If i change the ram to 4gb 1333mhz, did it will run it @ 1333 or @1066?
and its there any way to overclock it (CPU or GPU)?

I believe the current models have a 7200 HDD, earlier ones had 5400.

RAM runs at 1066 (even though the stock 2GB stick from Lenovo is 1333 biggrin.gif).

I'm quite sure there is a way to underclock the system (battery life), but not sure about overclocking it. I would assume it's possible.

On a side note, most places (including Lenovo) are currently sold out. If you order from a third party, some hardware may be a little different than what you would currently get from Lenovo. (Examples: HDD size & speed, amount of RAM, 3 or 6 cell battery)

A LOT of places that have them in stock are charging a little more for them now, as demand is shooting up. Expect to pay close or over $500, unless you can find a good deal magically.

Again, not 100% sure about everything I just said. I'll let others confirm or deny it. Hope it helps!
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Awesome review. I'll probably pick one up next time they go on sale.
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ok thanks.
Can some owner can post pics of the bios screens?
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ok thanks.
Can some owner can post pics of the bios screens?
Maybe tomorrow, too late now.

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Awesome review. I'll probably pick one up next time they go on sale.
Yep, by the way if you are a student the discount is quite sizable.

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Originally Posted by Ivan TSI View Post
Hi, i was looking to buy this netbook and has a few questions.
The HDD is a 7200 or 5400 rpm?
If i change the ram to 4gb 1333mhz, did it will run it @ 1333 or @1066?
and its there any way to overclock it (CPU or GPU)?
7200RPM
It runs at 1066 due to controller limitations
Not sure about underclocking
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Thanks for the review!
I'm now looking between a MBA, this or the DM1z... though choice since it's not in stock and looks like it's my #1 option
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