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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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According to Comparison of Intel graphics processing units # 7th generation, the Intel HD Graphics 4000 supports OpenGL up to version: 4.0 on Windows 3.2 on MacOS X 3.1 on other Linux distros


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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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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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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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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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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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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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You need to access BIO and switch boot menu from CD-Rom to HDD drive or a like...Turn the Laptop off. Once it is off, press the Assist button. This will turn it on and bring up a Menu where you can select to enter the BIOS or boot from other media etc. For more info visit Sony site


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Take it back. There's no reason to keep a laptop that is effectively dead on arrival. Based on your edit, I would suggest charging it fully (more than 2 hours should be enough) then unplugging it and letting it run down by setting the power options to not turn off the screen, go to sleep, etc. Either it was teething issues and it doesn't happen again, or ...


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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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