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So should i keep the y2p and just connect its charger all the time or get a laptop that has a removable battery? like maybe a macbook or something? Recent Apple laptops aren't designed to allow you to remove or replace the battery (see here for an example) so would be a bad choice if that is that is really something that bothers you. Also, Lenovo laptops ...


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You should hit Esc + F10 at the start of the boot sequence.


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No, the ssd is used for other speed technologies by Intel, the OS is still on the spinning drive. Look at the SSD as a giant high speed cache for the spinning hard drive. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/responsiveness-technologies.html With Intel® Rapid Start Technology, your PC can go from being in a very deep-sleep ...


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The suggestions for the treatment of li-ion (and li-poly) batteries to keep them cool, and at a lower charge state are simply that, suggestions that will give it the best chance to survive for more time (as in years). Li-ion prefers to not be as hot as it can get while in a computing device , which includes phones, laptops even power boxes using them. They ...


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Lack of airflow may cause your computer to run at higher temperature. Even if this does not exceed the laptop's specifications, you could still be shortening your battery life. In addition, as far as I can see, the battery on this model is not easily replaceable and you’ll probably void your warranty by doing so. This is taken from the article How to ...


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So, I have a Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook laptop, which has been pretty nice, but I'm getting rid of it. Anyhow, while I'm waiting for my new laptop to arrive, I purchased a 16GB (2x8GB) kit of RAM. I wanted to test my new RAM, and at the same time, I figured I would see if I could install one of the 8GB SO-DIMMS into the Samsung Series 5. The Series 5 has a ...


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It turns out that upgrading the Intel Wireless driver (Centrino Advanced-N 6230) from version 15.1.0 to 15.2.0 fixes the problem. Visit this page to automatically detect your current driver version and install a new driver: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/wireless


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It depends on the ultrabook. Some might only have the touch screen. And as was mentioned, you can use a capacitive touch stylus to do some writing on the screen, like how people take notes on their iPads. However, this is inferior to using a digitizer stylus, which support pressure sensitive writing, higher sensitivity, better palm rejection, hovering, and ...


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TL;DR: While you can write using a stylus, there are tradeoffs, and it's generally not worth the trouble. These touchscreen Ultrabooks have capacitive touchscreens, so if you wanted to, you could get an iPad stylus, like this one, and use it on the touchscreen. However, because they don't have active digitizers, they cannot get the resolution that ...


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I don't know how this "everyone" is, but if you remove a battery from any MacBook with a removable battery, then the clock speed will be drastically reduced. The reason is that the charger supplies a limited amount of power, and it is possible that the laptop would for a very short time need more power than the charger can supply. For example, if all cores ...


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Barely. Windows 8.1 64-bit needs precisely 20 GB of space to install. You'll need to mount other volumes onto the C: volume in order for this to work well. For those concerned about the performance and longevity of the SSD, it's important to note that because this is a caching SSD, it is configured to withstand heavy usage. Hence, the reason for the 20 GB (...


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According to Comparison of Intel graphics processing units # 7th generation, the Intel HD Graphics 4000 supports OpenGL up to version: 4.0 on Windows 4.1 on MacOS X 3.1 on Linux (with Mesa 11.0)


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Why get a laptop with a nice high-resolution screen and then make it scale up the image? It seems like a waste of a very nice screen. Rather than scaling the resolution, you could just change Windows' DPI settings. In the display properties window, and then click on "Make text and other items larger or smaller". From there, you can scale up to 125% or 150% ...


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I own an Asus UL30A which I believe is an older model of zen UX{21,31}. For what it's worth I often leave my computer with the lid closed at night... on my bed. I haven't experienced any problems yet. It gets a little warm, perhaps up to 65 degrees according to sensors(1), normally 60 or less I think. Mind you, I have not tried to let it compile the linux ...


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If the laptop fan is running and the laptop is not cooling - you need to check the following: Is the airflow blocked at all? I know you mention that there is nothing blocking the vents, but you need to make sure no little bits of paper of similar have worked their way into a fan Is the fan actually working? You need to place a wet finger (easier to sense ...


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The loss of functionality is by design. When connecting a system to the E-type docking station functionality of the ports on the rear of the system are transferred to the dock. Due to this, while connected to the dock functionality of the ports on the rear of the system cannot be re-enabled. It’s recommended that while connected to the dock with this system ...


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Yes, you can use it with a closed lid with no problems; I use it like this every day. I don't know what type of work you do, but if you're stressing the hardware a lot it's good to lift up the tail of the Zenbook a little bit (about 1 inch/2cm) to create space for airflow. Its not needed, but I think that can extend life of my machine. :)


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It is still the same, a normal RJ-45 plug: As ultrabooks are much thin that a normal notebook, the female connector looks like smaller, a normal female RJ45 plug just wouldn`t fit on the ultrabook depth, so a mobile part was added with a spring that hold the male connector into the female. If you pull down the mobile part you will notive that is still ...


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Easiest way to tell, as the Sony site is not too helpful either, open a command prompt and run: wmic diskdrive get model Then either post here or google it. I suspect it is a Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive.


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Acer uses Intel Rapid Start Technology (I believe RST is the right name...) for fast resume from sleep mode, but does NOT uses Intel SRT for disk caching; instead it uses "ExpressCache" from Diskeeper. ExpressCache, unlike SRT, does not need the RAID mode to be enabled in the BIOS. The 20GB SSD should have two hidden partitions: one for RST that should ...


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The answer is complicated. And I hope it will answer future questions like that. But please edit question so it has relevance (add something like: battery life and life cycle) First you have to have an idea how battery works. In short, it is an chemical compound container, which generates current from chemical reaction. That it can be charged and discharged ...


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After I realized I plugged my power into the laptop instead of the docking station, I did the following: Undock the laptop, power off docking station and re-connect mouse and keyboard - just plugged into different USB sockets. Power on docking station, wait for 10-15 seconds with that back light on and then plugged in laptop. Once screens lit up there ...


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I experienced this same issue -- dock was powered, but keyboard and mouse were not recognized. This worked for me: In your list of programs see if you have an Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible host controller (or any other USB host controller that may be preventing your laptop from recognizing the dock's usb ports). I removed it and my mouse lit up!


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My docking station worked fine, but I needed my IT Department to re-image my laptop for an unrelated issue. When I got my laptop back, the USB ports were not connecting. It was driver based. With the laptop docked, go into device manager and update all your USB drivers. I updated the drivers and everything is now working perfectly.


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There are several of us in our office that have Folio 9470m/ultraslim docking stations. I know of at least two who have the same usb problem. What I found that worked was to pull the power cord out of the docking station for about 10 seconds, plug it back in and miracle of all miracles, it works. So that is the workaround I use. Lame but until HP comes ...


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Remove the laptop, turn off the docking station. Now, plug in the keyboard/mouse etc Now turn on the docking station, give it a little time, and now put on your machine. It appears many docking stations need to work in a certain order, it doesn't detect the keyboard/mouse (I guess in the same way a PC doesn't detect a PS2 mouse/keyboard without a reboot). ...


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So I finally got the reply from the German ASUS Tech support. The reply was short and concise: nein der Bildschirm wird nicht mit Gorilla Glas 3 geschützt. Which means - no, the display is not protected by Gorilla Glas.


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I've contacted Sony Support staff, and with his indication - something wrong with the service, I look into the services that got disabled, and I did found one - Vaio Power Management Service, after making this service running automatically, things went back to normal. I still don't know how the hell it got disabled though. I didn't fiddle with it.


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The U/ULV versions where always slower compared to the normal i Core CPUs but consume less energy and generate less heat. If you want high Performance buy a Desktop PC with i5. If you want mobility with power use a normal laptop with a normal i5. If you want maximal battery life and don't need power all the time buy such an Haswell U i5 to get a good ...


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It will run perfectly fine. I have an i5 3337u 1.8ghz, 2gb ssd, 4gb RAM.(The ssd isnt much of a factor) I have VS2012 and SQL Server 2012 installed which are running PERFECTLY fine even when both are run at the same time! Go ahead and buy. Good Luck!



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