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Okay, so it looks like I'm getting a E420 and an extra 9 or 6 cell. Just a few more questions.

Will a 34mm Expresscard USB 3.0 card run at USB 3.0 speeds or will USB 3.0 be bottlenecked by Expresscard speeds (or it could be the other way around) and there's almost no chance of bricking my computer with BIOS mods and stuff right? Oh, and there's an extra Mini PCIe slot right? That would be useful for a mSATA (same as Mini PCIe) SSD.
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Okay, so it looks like I'm getting a E420 and an extra 9 or 6 cell. Just a few more questions.
Will a 34mm Expresscard USB 3.0 card run at USB 3.0 speeds or will USB 3.0 be bottlenecked by Expresscard speeds (or it could be the other way around) and there's almost no chance of bricking my computer with BIOS mods and stuff right? Oh, and there's an extra Mini PCIe slot right? That would be useful for a mSATA (same as Mini PCIe) SSD.

Yes there is the extra MiniPCIe slot. When you customize the laptop on the site you have the option for a micro SSD and the description is the same as the Intel 310 series Mini PCIe SSD's. that's actually why that slot's there.
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Yes there is the extra MiniPCIe slot. When you customize the laptop on the site you have the option for a micro SSD and the description is the same as the Intel 310 series Mini PCIe SSD's. that's actually why that slot's there.

Okay, great! So, 34mm USB 3.0 Express Cards, will they run at USB 3.0 speed?
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Okay, great! So, 34mm USB 3.0 Express Cards, will they run at USB 3.0 speed?

After searching around wikipedia, yes, it will be bottlenecked. I'm not so sure though so can somebody else confirm this?

I just wish lenovo could at least sell a replacement/upgrade USB 3.0 pcb/controller.
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Just wanted to say that the E420 is a fantastic laptop. I got my brother one earlier this year with the i3 and 4GB ram. Excellent build quality and just a great piece of kit.
   
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I work at a place where we lease computers. We've gotten some new laptops lately with i3's and they are very snappy. I'd highly recommend one over a Pentium dual core.
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I work at a place where we lease computers. We've gotten some new laptops lately with i3's and they are very snappy. I'd highly recommend one over a Pentium dual core.

The i3 has been secured. smile.gif He (and I) are just wondering about the expresscard thing stated above.
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Anybody know if Expresscard bottlenecks USB 3.0? I just want this confirmed and I'll have no more questions.
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