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*shudder* that horrid A215...Almost anything is an upgrade from it lol
I hear that one.
 
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wow sounds great!
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I want you to do this at the same time:

* Play music on the background with your headphones
* Have 10 Chrome tabs open
* Have 4 or 5 IM windows open (including steam chat)
* Have MS word open on the background

Multitask for 10 minutes or something.

Is it smooth? How does it perform?

I wanna get one with the E-350 and put 8GB of RAM on it, as well as a 750GB 7200rpm drive.
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I want you to do this at the same time:

* Play music on the background with your headphones [X]
* Have 10 Chrome tabs open [X]
* Have 4 or 5 IM windows open (including steam chat) [Don't have 4 friends online, so I logged into Skype to make up for it]
* Have MS word open on the background [X]

Multitask for 10 minutes or something. [X]

Is it smooth? How does it perform?

I wanna get one with the E-350 and put 8GB of RAM on it, as well as a 750GB 7200rpm drive.
Pretty smooth, although I notice that as I type my notes in MS Word (I'm currently sitting in class), there is an ever-so-slight delay in the typing or deletion of the text. I'm sure your 8GB will be much better than my 3GB though.
 
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Does it takes all of the CPU while doing that?
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Does it takes all of the CPU while doing that?
It goes a little higher than usual, but nothing to be concerned about. I DO notice that the laptop get quite a bit hotter, which then makes the fan spin quite a bit faster (making it louder).
 
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So, would you recommend it as my everyday system for light stuff? I'll move out soon, and I won't be able to take my rig with me, so I need s portable system like this one.
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I'd have to say my biggest gripe is not being able to play games on it, which truly sucks. I know I got it for note-taking, and the occasional movie here and there, but not being able to play games does kinda suck.

If, however, you're sure you can live with not being able to play games, I wholeheartedly recommend this laptop. I love the keys, love the touchpad, love the monitor, and the internals.
 
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Yeah, I won't be playing games in a loooong time. Right now, gaming is my last priority so, if what you're saying is true, I guess this laptop will be more than enough for my everyday needs, especially with 8GB of RAM.

BTW Why don't you try to upgrade the RAM on yours? It's quite cheap! lol
Edited by Icekilla - 10/20/11 at 6:26pm
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x120e is not a bad laptop but is plagued with software issues.
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