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The r835 SHOULD but sadly the sata III speed were disabled by Toshiba.
Is it downgraded to Sata II at the hardware/BIOS level, or is it Sata III that's lowered to Sata II speeds in Windows?
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post #12 of 35
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Is it downgraded to Sata II at the hardware/BIOS level, or is it Sata III that's lowered to Sata II speeds in Windows?
It's in the bios.
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Thanks guys,

I guess i can live with SATA II, a nice SSD would still be worth in in the future, was really concerned over the possibility the Toshiba didn't have a 2.5" drive.. Still having the X1 dilemma, its pushing the budget a little, but they are both so close in specs, each with a little the other doesn't have :$ guess i'll keep looking at reviews till i can hold out no longer.
It pretty much boils down to
X1 - 3G card slot (would be nice), cool tough screen, fast charging
Toshiba - better looks (minor issue), slightly cheaper, longer battery life, lighter

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post #14 of 35
Remember the lenovo t series has the slice battery too, that will give you up to 30 hours of battery life.
I also wouldn't agree that lenovo isn't a good quality manufacturer, I have one and it is top notch, just as good as an IBM from before lenovo.
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Remember the lenovo t series has the slice battery too, that will give you up to 30 hours of battery life.
I also wouldn't agree that lenovo isn't a good quality manufacturer, I have one and it is top notch, just as good as an IBM from before lenovo.
True, but the slice battery is going to add thickness and weight to the laptop, I'm just guessing but a 13.3" laptop that's around 2" thick and 4.5-5 pounds just doesn't seem right. I'm just guessing on the thickness and weight, but still.
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Originally Posted by Ecstacy View Post
True, but the slice battery is going to add thickness and weight to the laptop, I'm just guessing but a 13.3" laptop that's around 2" thick and 4.5-5 pounds just doesn't seem right. I'm just guessing on the thickness and weight, but still.
it isn't going to a 5 pounds to the weight.
But either way, adding some thickness and weight to the laptop is totally worth the extra battery life.
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it isn't going to a 5 pounds to the weight.
But either way, adding some thickness and weight to the laptop is totally worth the extra battery life.
I meant total including the laptop. I guess it's personal preference, for 8 hours is enough, some would rather use a slice and get a full days worth of battery at the cost of weight and thickness.
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I meant total including the laptop. I guess it's personal preference, for 8 hours is enough, some would rather use a slice and get a full days worth of battery at the cost of weight and thickness.
this is true, but you also have the option to completely not use a slice, and not get one, and you will still get like 6 to 8 hours of battery life out of the laptop.
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Interesting points about the battery, but actually it works like this, for me. The X1 is already stretching the budget over the Toshiba, so an add on battery right now is out of the question. From the reviews i've read, the X1 battery life is about 20 to 25% less than the Toshiba, something like 4.5 vs 6.0 to 6.5 (heavy use). This is a big issue as the X1 is already 1/2kg or 1lb over the Toshiba. So i'm currently thinking, much heavier and less battery power... As long as the HD is 2.5", the Toshiba has the upper hand again

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post #20 of 35
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Originally Posted by Oz-Sco View Post
Interesting points about the battery, but actually it works like this, for me. The X1 is already stretching the budget over the Toshiba, so an add on battery right now is out of the question. From the reviews i've read, the X1 battery life is about 20 to 25% less than the Toshiba, something like 4.5 vs 6.0 to 6.5 (heavy use). This is a big issue as the X1 is already 1/2kg or 1lb over the Toshiba. So i'm currently thinking, much heavier and less battery power... As long as the HD is 2.5", the Toshiba has the upper hand again

cheers Oz
how does the x1 weigh more then the toshiba, it is the thinnest lightest laptop IBM has.
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