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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 ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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As far as I know, there is no way to expand C drive to include iSSD and part of HDD. What you can do is to use the HDD as another partition to install programs. This way you will have best performance while using only windows, since it will only use the iSSD, but when you run another application, you will get the standard HDD performance, since it will need ...


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People may want to connect their ultrabook to a larger screen and do some actually constructive work on it. Alter all, an ultrabook is not a movie player.


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Most laptop graphics cards can only drive one external monitor even if there are several connectors. You may want to consider adding a USB-based graphics card. DisplayLink has some nice options, both as single cards and also as docking stations including video. See http://www.displaylink.com/shop/index.php


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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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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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As far as a wireless display is concerned, your ultrabook should support this feature. A common solution would be something like Intel WiDi. Alternatively, you can search for wireless adapters on any online hardware store like Newegg and get acquainted with the features. Wireless mouse and keyboard are easily available today. They come with a tiny USB ...


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Intel HD 4000 for the Macs; 3.2 on OS X 10.8 due to limitation of operating system GL driver support. 4.1 on OS X 10.9. Apple started to ship 4.x drivers from 10.9. See here for complete table. Wikipedia page seems to be not yet updated.


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I would look for the data transfer speed of the drive both write and read. Also if the company has it listed you may want to look for Mean time to failure.


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There are multiple possible causes for this. However general prophylactic measures would be: First of all, set realistic expectations. If your PC is not shutting itself down due to overheating, then it might be operating normally and you just noticed that it is making so much noise recently. Remember that it is summer time and electronics do heat up a bit ...


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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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No! The only thing that has any effect on the SSD is excessive write cycles. If the SSD and the OS support TRIM the negative effect of excessive writes is reduced. Windows 7 & 8 support TRIM. Write cycles will eventually wear out spots in memory. However, the drive is design to automatically replace these bad spots with spares as soon as a bad ...


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Well if you are refering to lifespan (reduction) due to excessive writes, than no. In sleep mode the laptops state is held in RAM, then power use is minimized to all components. Hibernation is another story as the computer's state is writen to the drive (SSD in your case) and powered down. There are many suggestions to never use hibernation with an SSD and ...


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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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